New Zealand
Starting From AU$366.62
Starting From AU$366.62

Kiwiana Tours: 3 days and 2 nights Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands is often called the birthplace of our nation, due to the historic and memorable events that took place there! Come and discover the 144 Islands out in the bay from Paihia!

Northland gets its nickname "the winterless north" because of the 2000 hours sunshine and warmth the region is drenched in each year.

The combination of warm weather, history, geographical diversity and natural beauty makes the far north a must see!

Day 1 : Friday
Depart from 26 princes Street, Auckland City, Across he road from Albert Park. View an 800-year old Kauri tree and take a short walk through native Kauri bush. Visit the internationally famous Hundertwasser Toilet, the only building in the Southern Hemisphere designed by the Austrian born artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Arrive in Paihia, the birthplace of NZ and the entrance to 144 islands in the Bay of Islands. Check in to the accommodation. Your guide can help you choose a place to dine out or you can prepare your own meal in the excellent shared kitchen at the lodge.
Meals :None

Day 2 : Saturday
After a provided Breakfast in the kitchen we depart for 90-Mile Beach and Cape Reinga. We head to the very top of New Zealand, Cape Reinga. You can take photos by the famous lighthouse and check out the signpost to see how far away from home you are. Lunch is included. Have a go at sand boarding. Depending on the tides you can also drive along 90 Mile Beach in the bus! IMPORTANT: Bring swimsuit, towel & sunblock Dinner: Fish & Chips at the famous Mangonui Fish & Chips shop on the way back to Paihia (provided). Arrive back to Phia.
Meals :Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 : Sunday
Breakfast in the kitchen. Check out of lodge and put your bags on the bus. Take part in optional activities (extra cost). Swim with Dolphins, Sky Diving, boat cruise to Hole in the Rock with Dolphin Watching, Sailing, Kayaking, plus more...These will be explained to you by your guide on Friday. If you just want to chill and relax, Paihia Beach is a fabulous and safe place to swim or you can do one of the many well signposted, scenic walks along the coast or through the bush. Russell is a 10-minute ferry ride from Paihia and has awesome views, as well as a great selection of restaurants and eateries. Lunch: Make your own arrangements for lunch based on the time between your activities. After a great morning we venture back to Auckland. Approximate Arrival time in Auckland approx 7 pm.
Meals :Breakfast

  • Departure from: 26 Princes Street, Grafton, Auckland City, 1010 (Across the road from Albert Park )
  • Departure time: 15:00 on Friday
  • Tour returns to Auckland on Sunday at: 18:00

 

You will have extra costs if you want to do extra activities during the tour: Ask us:

  • Half day Hole in the Rock&Dolphin Viewing
  • Dolphin Swimming
  • Swimming and Scuba diving
  • Horse riding
  • Sailing
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Extreme Jet boating
  • Skydiving