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Bay of Islands & Kerikeri Tour

Discover natural wonders, iconic hotspots and historic locations like a local on an epic small group tour of Bay of Island's & Kerikeri!

Highlights

  • Guided tour of Opua Kauri Forest - home to magnificent stands of Kauri!
  • Discover the amazing Kawiti Glow Worm Caves with a local Maori Guide
  • Sample home-made chocolates at Makana Chocolate Factory
  • Explore Kerikeri Mission Station - home to New Zealand's oldest building
  • Visit the world famous “Hundertwasser Toilets, Haruru Falls and Waitangi look-out
  • Small group tours ensure a fully personalised experience!

To start the day, enjoy a 30 minute guided tour in Opua Kauri Forest, offering a sneak peek into how Northland looked 150 years ago, with its magnificent span of 15,000 hectares and rich ecological diversity, before travelling to the amazing Kawiti Glowworm caves.

You'll be in awe as you explore the fascinating underground caverns dotted by beautiful Glow worms while being enthralled by interesting commentary from a member of the local Iwi (Maori Tribe), about how the caves came to be found.

We next visit the world-famous "Hundertwasser Toilets", an iconic landmark created using recycled materials from the local community and internationally recognized as a work of art designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

Next up whet your appetite as you sample delicious home-made chocolates at Makana Chocolate Factory and visit the Kauri Workshop. If you're feeling peckish, you can purchase lunch at the coffee shop before we head to Kerikeri Mission Station, home to New Zealand's oldest building and "The Stone Store" which was originally used as a Missionary Society warehouse.

On our final leg of the journey, we finish with a visit to the majestic Haruru Falls before stopping at Waitangi look-out loop where you can soak up stunning views over Waitangi, Russell and the Bay of Islands.

Per person $185.00

What's included

  • Return transport from the Bay of Islands Yacht Club connecting from Cruise ships
  • Friendly, local guide
  • Chocolate tasting at Makana chocolate factory

Duration

  • Allow approximately 5 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Bay of Islands Yacht Club, Waitangi Wharf

Notes

  • **Please Note** We are unable to pick up passengers from their accommodation.

    The itinerary of each tour is planned to match the exact schedule of your cruise ship. Bay of Islands shuttles & shore trips have been working with cruise ships in the Bay of Islands for a number of years. They have never failed to get passengers back to their ship on time!

  • All Cruise Ship tours depart/finish at the Bay of Islands Yacht Club, Waitangi Wharf. There is a maximum of 10 passengers per tour.

Available Bookings from June 28 to July 04

Change Dates

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Mon 29 Jun
Tue 30 Jun
Wed 1 Jul
Thu 2 Jul
Fri 3 Jul
Sat 4 Jul

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  • Per person$109.90

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Carol from Australia wrote on 29 November 2019

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Exploing the Bay of Islands hinterland

Ken was a meticulous knowledgeable caring guide and driver providing a smooth varied experience of the places he took us and the country we drove through. We went to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds Lookout, learning of the 1840 Maori-British Treaty, the Haruru falls,the Manaka chocolate factory will I ever recover from the moccacino with cream?), the craft market (a pottery magnet graces my fridge). Approaching the Stone House, Ken detoured to enable us to gaze at its setting across the river first - beautiful. I appreciated the art and craft of the Kawakawa Hunterwasser mosaic toilets and of the steam train coasting down the middle of the main street - both Wow! The glowworm caves with Maori guides of a descendant line of over 400 years,the Kauri forest - those silent great giants at risk both awed and spoke of sensitive care and renewed care. And Ken easily returned the cruise ship participants on time. A day of variety,depth and delight. KiaOra Ken!

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Hi, Thank you so much for your review, it is greatly appreciated,

10:00 a.m.Thursday 13 July

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