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Stray NZ: Jack/Jackson pass (2 day minimum)

This pass is perfect for those travellers with a few days in Auckland - or for those who want to add on the Far North of New Zealand to other trips.

 

This pass is perfect for those travellers with a few days in Auckland - or for those who want to add on the Far North of New Zealand to other trips.

The Far North of NZ (aka Northland) is the name given to the land north of Auckland. The region is a piece of paradise, with a sub-tropical climate, white sandy beaches and forests. There is some world-class diving and water activities, and the kiwi locals love to holiday up here. Paihia in the Bay of Islands is also a great small town to spend more time in summer and get some sunshine amongst a picture perfect location.

We include a stop off on the way up in summer for you to have a snorkel or boat trip in Goat Island marine reserve.

If you have slightly more time, you can tick off the very northern tip of New Zealand from your bucket list at Cape Reinga on the Patch Pass.

 

 

DEPARTURES

See the Timetable tab for departure times.

From Auckland: Mondays, Tuesdays (Spring/Summer -only), Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 

 

 

DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Scenic Bay of Islands
  • Goat Island Marine Reserve free snorkelling and glass bottom boat trip (summer)
  • Tree hugging giant kauri trees at Parry Kauri Park
  • Get up close to native birds at the Native Bird Recovery Centre

 

 

JACK PASS
Bay of Islands Hop-On Hop-Off Pass Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Finish: Auckland
Minimum Days: 2-3
Recommended Days: 2-3

 

Travel Day:                         Auckland to Paihia

Nau mai, haere mai (welcome)!  Your Stray adventure kicks off in New Zealand’s largest city Auckland, known by those who live here as the ‘city of sails’ because of its location between the Waitemata and Manukau harbours, making it a boaters and yachters paradise.
We depart for the beautiful Bay of Islands, bound for the relaxed seaside town of Paihia often called the ‘gateway to the Bay’. We stop en-route for a chance to snorkel at the Goat Island Marine Reserve, New Zealand’s first marine reserve, before cruising up to Paihia for a relaxing afternoon in the stunning Bay. If the weather is unsuitable for a stop at Goat Island, we will visit the Parry Kauri Forest Park to hug some of the world’s mightiest trees, the native Kauri, on our way to Paihia.

*Winter only: We stop to hug the Kauri trees at Parry Kauri Forest Park, then express to Paihia.

Accommodation: Hostel along from the beach.
Optional paid activities: Catch the ferry across to historic Russell (New Zealand’s former capital), skydiving, Hole in the Rock, diving.
Free activities: Snorkeling at Goat Island (summer only), tree hugging huge kauri trees at Parry Kauri Forest (wet weather/winter option).

 

Travel Day:                         Paihia to Auckland

Enjoy a sleep in and morning at leisure. Sail or cruise around the Bay, walk to nearby Haruru Falls or just kick back and relax on the beach. We leave mid-afternoon on the mighty orange bus destined for the bright lights of Auckland.

Accommodation: Central Auckland hostel.
Optional paid activities: Sailing, swimming with dolphins, kayaking, fishing.
Free activities: Walk around Paihia or Haruru Falls; go for a swim or relax on the beach.

DEPARTURES

See the Timetable tab for departure times.

From Auckland: Mondays, Tuesdays (Spring/Summer -only), Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.