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Northland Explorer Experience

The Bay of Islands is a natural playground offering a huge variety of activities to keep you entertained for days. With scenic landscapes to explore by land, sea or sky, abundant wildlife including the playful dolphins, plenty of rich and colourful history and of course water sport opportunities around every corner. Spend a day marvelling at unspoilt countryside, indulging in wonderful food and wine, exploring riverside towns, and enjoying the special things to do around northland. Experience our unique Sculpture Trail, honey experience and sample the many hand-crafted chocolates, artisan chocolates, handmade fudge and classic sweets made from quality ingredients, and choose gifts to take home. Embark on a voyage of discovery and enjoy the beauty of this area when you join a daily cruise to hole in the rock, to one of New Zealand’s most historic locations, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and drive along the sand on Ninety Mile Beach to the very top of the North Island – Cape Reinga- The Far North Light house.

DURATION

Two Days &

One Night

LOCATION

Auckland City, Bay of Islands, Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach

TOUR TYPE

Scenic Tours

Overnight Experience

PRICE FROM

NZ $1,199

Per Person

Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach Tour
Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach Tour

Sand Dunes at Te Paki

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Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Maori Cultural Performance

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Chocolate Brown
Chocolate Brown

Chocolate Tasting & Cafe

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Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach Tour
Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach Tour

Sand Dunes at Te Paki

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Tour Summary

The Bay of Islands is a natural playground offering a huge variety of activities to keep you entertained for days. With scenic landscapes to explore by land, sea or sky, abundant wildlife including the playful dolphins, plenty of rich and colourful history and of course water sport opportunities around every corner. Spend a day marvelling at unspoilt countryside, indulging in wonderful food and wine, exploring riverside towns, and enjoying the special things to do around northland. Experience our unique Sculpture Trail, honey experience and sample the many hand-crafted chocolates, artisan chocolates, handmade fudge and classic sweets made from quality ingredients, and choose gifts to take home. Embark on a voyage of discovery and enjoy the beauty of this area when you join a daily cruise to hole in the rock, to one of New Zealand’s most historic locations, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and drive along the sand on Ninety Mile Beach to the very top of the North Island – Cape Reinga- The Far North Light house.

Itinerary At a Glance

  • Day 1: Matakana Art, Food, Wine, Chocolate Tasting Experience & Overnight Stay in Paihia

  • Day 2: Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach Full Day Tour and Overnight Stay in Paihia

  • Day 3: Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise and return to Auckland 

Tour Highlights

 

Day1

  • Enjoy a scenic drive through lush countryside with excellent photo opportunity

  • Step into the glorious world of the honey bee!

  • Discover pure New Zealand honey in the land of food and wine

  • Witness New Zealand’s largest display of live bees and a huge range of native honeys 

  • Free honey, mead and liqueur tastings and fascinating interactive displays

  • Enjoy the beautiful white-sand beaches along Matakana’s stunning coastline

  • Escape to the world of creative wonders

  • Explore carefully curated garden paths filled with more than 650 works

  • Be inspired by six, world class indoor art galleries

  • A unique absolute must do experience for everyone

  • Enjoy a browse through the Chocolate shop

  • Mouth-watering samples at the famous Chocolate in Matakana Village

Day2

  • Travel along of 90 Mile Beach to see the rugged views of the West Coast

  • Have fun sand boarding at the Giant Sand Dunes of Te Paki and drive up the infamous quicksand stream

  • Lunch at the picturesque Tapotupotu Bay set between the hills of Cape Reinga

  • Visit Cape Reinga for unforgettable sights! sacred site for the Maori people and amazing panoramic views of the clashing Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean, and more

  • Iconic WWII Lighthouse, one of the most visited and photographed lighthouses in New Zealand

Day3

  • Journey to the iconic Hole in the Rock

  • Listen to entertaining live commentary from your local Nature Guide

  • Stop off at Urupukapuka Islandand lunch stop at Otehei Bay

  • Enjoy a 1.5-hour island stop-over and walk, swim, paddle board, kayak or relax

  • Keep a lookout for dolphins, whales, or orcas(at mother nature's discretion)

  • Marvel at the breath-taking scenery en route

Tour Inclusion

  • Fully guided return transfers from Auckland

  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD

  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board

  • Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge

  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the journey

  • Luxurious temperature-controlled transportation in a minibus

  • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities

  • Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish

  • Admission to New Zealand’s largest showcase of honey products

  • Free tastings of 100% pure New Zealand honey, skincare & giftware

  • Admission to Sculptureum art gallery

  • Mouth-watering samples at the famous Chocolate in Matakana Village

  • Admission to Cape Reinga- 90 Miles Beach coach tour

  • Free use of sand boards at the Sand Dunes

  • A delicious locally-prepared lunch

  • Admission to 4 hours Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

  • Engaging and informative commentary in English

  • Indoor and outdoor seating with Large viewing deck

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