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Bay of Islands Small Group Tour & Cruise from Auckland

Explore beautiful coastal Bay of Islands. With over 140 sub-tropical islands, the iconic Hole in the Rock, sites of cultural significance and diverse wildlife, this one day tour is not to be missed.


  • Bay of Islands Cruise
  • Hole in the Rock
  • Wildlife spotting
  • Sites of cultural and historical significance

Bay of Islands Tour & Cruise, this small group, fully guided day trip combines the best of both a nature and highlights tour together to form the ultimate Bay of Islands experience. Led by our famously passionate tour guides, notorious for bringing your journey to life by sharing their stories and rich background knowledge, and run in modern, comfortable minibuses packed with extras ensuring your comfort and safety. While the destinations you will be visiting are truly spectacular, we at Cheeky Kiwi Travel believe it is our small groups, our guides, the journey and the little details that set our tours well apart. Secret stops, wildlife viewings, specially designed vehicles, complementary refreshments and many other pleasant surprises ensure our tours are an experience to remember..


  • Auckland - Your tour starts in New Zealand’s largest city. As we drive out of the city your guide will not only set the scene for your adventure today but also point out and guide you past some of the area’s top highlights.
  • Whangarei Falls -Travelling north see stunning coastal countryside, go over mountain ranges with spectacular views out to the Pacific Ocean and spot a variety of farm animals along the way. Stopping in Whangarei for a quick break we take advantage of and visit the very impressive Whangarei Falls.
  • Paihia – The beautiful scenery continues and your guide will entertain you with information and stories of the area. Arriving at Paihia, the main town of Bay of Islands and departure point for your cruise, you will have a short time to explore this cute seaside town filled with art shops and cafés.
  • Bay of Islands Cruise – Depart on a magical cruise exploring the extensive islands of the area. Learn about the rich history and nature of the region and search for the marine life that has made these cruises so famous. Hopefully we see dolphins or whales, or both, for you to view and enjoy.
  • Hole in the Rock - Cape Brett - The cruise continues with a visit to the iconic Hole in the Rock at Cape Brett (weather permitting). This massive ocean archway has been thrilling guests for decades.
  • Otehei Bay, Urupukapuka Island – No Bay of Islands cruise is complete without spending time at the beach. We stop at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. Swim, stroll along the beach, walk to the top of the hill for scenic views over the Bay of Islands or recharge at the island’s bar and café.
  • Free time in the Bay – With the cruise coming to an end enjoy some free time. Stroll around the historical town of Russell (New Zealand’s first capital) or time permitting and at your own expense head to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds (the birthplace of New Zealand).
  • Auckland – Sadly after this day in paradise we must start to head south again but your day is not over with a fully guided return trip to Auckland with secret stops along the way.
Adult $399.00
Child $320.00 (4-14 years old)
Infant 0-3yrs $199.00

What's included

  • Small Group & Fully Guided Tour
  • Cruise Tickets
  • Bottled Water
  • Snacks


  • Allow approximately 13 hours for the whole experience


  • Pick up from Central Auckland hotels & pick up locations (specified locations only)

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Minimum of 4 persons required for the tour to operate.

Available Bookings from 14 Aug to 20 Aug 2022

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  • Adult$319.00 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Infant 0-3yrs$199.00

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  • Child$320.00
  • Infant 0-3yrs$199.00

  • Adult$330.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$320.00
  • Infant 0-3yrs$199.00

  • Adult$339.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$320.00
  • Infant 0-3yrs$199.00

  • Adult$339.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$320.00
  • Infant 0-3yrs$199.00

  • Adult$359.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$320.00
  • Infant 0-3yrs$199.00

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