Experience a fascinating full day trip to the incredible Bay of Islands and enjoy a Hole in the Rock Dolphin Watching Cruise.
Embark on one of the best things to do in Bay of Islands, New Zealand; a full day Auckland to Bay of Islands tour.
Leave the hustle and bustle of Auckland city behind as you board your premium coach and head north. First stop… Paihia!
Known as the jewel of the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a popular beach town home to stunning golden beaches and boutique style shopping. You’ll have the opportunity to discover the delights of Paihia before your three-hour afternoon cruise into the waters of the sub-tropical Bay of Islands.
Soak up the stunning scenery, including turquoise waters and secluded bays, as you cruise from Paihia through some 144 islands; see the remote Cape Brett lighthouse before journeying to the famous Hole in the Rock at Motukokako Island. For an unforgettable Hole in the Rock experience, your skipper might even drive through (weather/ocean conditions permitting).
The region attracts an abundance of wildlife, including dolphins, whales, and penguins. Enjoy learning about the natural landscape and history of the area on both land and sea, with commentary from your coach and boat drivers.
After your Bay of Islands cruise, it’s time to return to Paihia wharf where you’ll climb aboard your coach for the return journey to Auckland.
Departs: 7:30am from Auckland. Returns to Auckland at approx 8.15pm.
All prices for this activity are shown in NZD ($)
Kia ora Charlotte, Those are some lovely pictures you shared. It looks like you had the perfect day out. Thanks for sharing! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights
Kia ora Peter, Thanks for sharing. That's a fabulous picture of the Hole in the Rock! All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at Gray Line
Kia ora Diane, Thank you for your feedback, I'm sorry the trip felt rushed to you, we do have to keep to a strict schedule when travelling from Auckland. I'll pass your lovely feedback on to Racheal. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights
Kia ora Sam, What a shame you were unable to go through the Hole in the Rock! Hopefully you can make it back to New Zealand and try again. All the best for your future travels, Esther and the team at GreatSights
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