The Bay of Islands

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The Bay of Islands

from £269
Duration: up to 4 days
Countries: New Zealand
Walk amongst giant kauri trees, spend the night anchored in a secluded bay, fish like the locals and savour a traditional barbecue in Paihia town

The Bay of Islands

Nature lovers who leave the North Island without stopping in at the Bay of Islands will kick themselves all the way back home (and that’s a looooong flight). This 4-day trip to this outdoorsman’s paradise features ample time hiking the nature trails and makes the most of all that water with plenty of opportunities for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking and sailing. Not enough? A night aboard a houseboat should do the trick. We take care of all the fuss. All you have to do is have the time of your life.


Day 1 - Auckland
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 - Bay of Islands
Travel north via the backroads, stopping to see giant kauri trees and for an included snorkel at Goat Island Marine Reserve (seasonal). Board a large house boat for an overnight trip through the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Day 3 - Paihia
Enjoy free time in the morning on the boat. Choose to do a number of included water activities like kayaking, snorkelling, fishing or visiting nearby islands. Opt to go on a dolphin watching tour. Disembark with some time to explore Paihia before an evening barbecue.

Day 4 - Auckland
Enjoy a free morning to relax or choose one of many activities from dolphin swimming, skydiving to checking out the historic island Russel or Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Return to Auckland early evening where the tour finishes upon arrival at 6pm. Feel free to book onward travel after 8pm.

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from £269


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Hostels (2 nights), houseboat (1 night)
All nights multi-share.


3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners.
Allow $50-75 for meals not included


Snorkelling in Goat Island Marine Reserve (seasonal).
Overnight boat excursion with included activities onboard like snorkelling, fishing and kayaking.
Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

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