Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour
Duration: 20 Minutes
Overview: Fly over crystal blue waters, beautiful island beaches and stunning scenery. See the region's most famous natural formation, the Hole in the Rock, only possible to see by air or water. Your 20-minute flight will take you over the historic townships of Russell, Paihia and Waitangi, where the treaty between the British colonialists and local Maori people was signed. All seats on board the helicopter provide spectacular views, and your pilot will provide commentary and point out the must-see sights.
Bay of Island Sightseeing
Duration: 1 Hour
Overview: Enjoy a guided walking tour of the beautiful and historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where New Zealand's founding document 'the Treaty of Waitangi' was signed in 1840 between the Maori Chiefs and the British Crown. The Waitangi National Trust Treaty Grounds houses the historic Treaty House, a fully carved Maori Meeting House, Maori War Canoe, Exhibitions and extensive park-like grounds with an abundance of native bird life, heritage trees and wonderful Bay views.
Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock' Choose from Morning or Afternoon Cruise
Duration: 2 Hours 50 Minutes
Overview: Board your luxury catamaran this afternoon for a comfortable journey through game fishing waters to the Cape Brett Lighthouse. On to Motukokako Island and the famous 'Hole in the Rock', where the excitement grows as you make your passage through the hole and on to the majestic Grand Cathedral Cave. On the return journey your vessel meanders through the inner islands. View sandy beaches, beautiful bays and marine wildlife before an island stopover on the beautiful Urupukapuka Island. Take a swim, walk, ride the Nautilus Subsea Adventure (own expense) or relax in the café.
Duration: 3 Hours
Overview: The Kerikeri area is an extremely attractive one with beautiful scenery, important heritage areas, orchards and numerous art and craft workshops. Travel by air-conditioned minivan/coach. Highlights of the tour include visits to The County Store, Keri Blue Ceramics, The Kauri Workshop, The Historical Stone Store, Makana Chocolate Factory and Kemp House.
Bay of Island to Auckland
Duration: : 3 Hours 45 Minutes
Overview: Join your coach for your return journey to Auckland. Drive past scenic native forests and sub-tropical bush before crossing the Auckland Harbor Bridge to arrive into the spectacular scene of Auckland by night. A stop will be made en route for afternoon tea or early dinner (own expense).
Cape Reinga Wanderer via 90-Mile Beach (Choose from with or without lunch)
Duration: 11 Hours
Overview: This tour to the top of the North Island, Cape Reinga, is full of contrasts and activities. Highlights include a drive along the mighty Ninety Mile Beach and a careful navigation of the Te Paki quicksand stream beneath the gigantic sand dunes. Sand boards are provided if you wish to participate in sand boarding. At Cape Reinga wander out to the lighthouse and enjoy the spectacular views where the two oceans meet and hear the story of this deeply spiritual place. You can swim, dig for shellfish and see the picturesque village of Mangonui. On the way back visit the magnificent Puketi Forest for an easy twenty minute boardwalk through the mighty kauri trees and native bush.