Northland & Bay of Islands Tours

Golden beaches, secluded coves, tranquil harbours, warm waters, dramatic coastline, wild surf and spectacular forests… subtropical Northland is stunningly beautiful – an aquatic playground and a land of unspoilt natural splendour. Divers come from all over the planet to dive the Rainbow Warrior wreck and the Poor knights Islands Marine Reserve with its spectacular reefs, secret tunnels and the largest underwater cave in the world.

Experience Northland & Bay of Islands

  • Ancient kauri trees
  • Golden sands
  • Largest underwater cave in the world
  • Maori legends
  • Beautiful Bay of Islands

You´ll ❤️ these great things to see & do…

  • Explore 90 mile beach
  • Cruise through the famous hole in the rock
  • Visit the Treaty House at Waitangi
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Hug a kauri tree
  • Go sandboarding on towering golden dunes
  • Experience the wonders of the poor Knights Islands
  • Tackle one of the many bush tracks around Whangarei

Useful Northland & Bay of Islands Resources

The Northland culture and history are the epitome of New Zealand tourism. The matchless maritime beauty of the place and the easy accessibility to world-class facilities in accommodation and fine dining lure a consistent flow of tourists here. The local terrain and background landscapes are simply breathtakingly beautiful.
There are special holiday packages that offer a grand combination of economic stay and complimentary passes to the locally harvested food and wine celebrations, and arts and crafts displays.

Northland is celebrated the world over for fishing, and diving. Northland is popular for the 90 Mile Beach, Cape Reinga, Ahipara, Karikari Peninsula, and Doubtless Bay. The regions are regularly visited but still appear as if waiting to be discovered.

The Bay of Islands region here has a lot of historical significance and flaunts a number of marine activities like snorkeling and scuba diving. There are many online and offline resources that enable you to put together a package tour to Northland. There are many ways to enjoy New Zealand’s food and wine baskets. Northland offers aqua adventure options, special cultural encounters, and eco experiences that will make your holiday here an affair to remember!

Northland & Bay of Islands Day Tours

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Bay of Islands Day Tours

[wonderplugin_gallery id="66"] There are Bay of Islands day tours to suit every traveller. Go swimming with dolphins, see the natural wonder that is the Hole in the Rock on an island cruise and enjoy spotting all kinds of birds and marine life from the boat - whales, dolphins, seals and penguins are all frequent visitors. Visit historic Russell – today a charming historic village of boutique shops and eateries, but once a lawless open port known as the ‘Hell Hole of the Pacific’. From Paihia you can take a Cape Reinga tour to the very tip of New Zealand and see the spot where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean collide. During your tour you’ll drive along the sand on spectacular Ninety Mile Beach, sand-surf down giant dunes (if you’re feeling adventurous!) and visit ancient native kauri trees in the Puketi Forest. Māori legend holds that Cape Reinga is the point from which departed spirits leave on their journey to their homeland - stand in this deeply spiritual place, gaze....
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Cape Reinga Day Tour

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This journey will take you to Cape Reinga, where according to Maori legend, spirits depart on their journey to the homeland - Hawaiki. On your way, visit the ancient Puketi Kauri Forest, with a 20 minute boardwalk past 1,000 year old Kauri trees and native bush. Enjoy a BBQ lunch at Houhora (optional extra for $23 per person). On arrival at Cape Reinga, stand on the northern most tip of New Zealand and watch the Pacific Ocean collide with the Tasman Sea. Ask your driver guide about planting a native tree at Cape Reinga (additional cost). Then take the opportunity to try sandboarding down the massive sand dunes on boogie boards at Te Paki Stream – try it if you dare! A fun experience that is available to all passengers. Your journey along the vast and empty Ninety Mile Beach will provide striking contrasts to the busy and populated East Coast. Feel the sand between your toes as you help your driver guide dig for shellfish (condition....
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Discover Kerikeri

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Discover some of Kerikeri's best keep secrets in this popular afternoon tour. Kerikeri is rich in history and was home territory for the formidable Maori chief Hongi Hika, who terrorised many tribes throughout the North Island in the early 1800s. A shrewd strategist, Hongi made nearby land available for a Church Missionary Society station. He intended to use the mission to secure European weapons and other skills to further his war aims. By 1827, however, Hongi and many of his followers had moved on, leaving Kerikeri to the missionaries and the Reverend Samuel Marsden who established New Zealand's second mission station here. Reverend Marsden is also widely credited with planting the first grapevines in New Zealand. The vines were planted as part of Marsden’s efforts to establish a settlement for the Church Missionary Society at Kerikeri. He recorded the planting in his journal of his second visit to New Zealand: Wine still ....
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Hole in the Rock Morning Cruise

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Departing form Paihia Wharf, cruise out through the Bay’s pristine islands and along the Cape Brett Peninsula with an informative commentary from your knowledgeable skipper. See the historic Cape Brett lighthouse and majestic Motukōkako, the Hole in the Rock, and hope for a lucky drip from above as you pass underneath it. The Bay of Islands is home to a host of marine mammals, wildlife and native birds. Keep an eye out for dolphins throughout your 4.5 hour adventure. Stop off at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island to relax or soak up the views from the hilltops before returning to the mainland. [embed][/embed] ....
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Ocean Adventure Express

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Experience the Ocean Adventure that the Bay of Islands is famous for. Speed through the open waters and ride waves. Go offshore to capture the excitement of the Cape Brett Peninsula. Soak up the adventure!

Your Ocean Adventure includes:
• Cruising among the 144 islands
• Visiting the Cape Brett Peninsula and the iconic ‘Hole in the Rock’
• Entering the amazing Cathedral Cave
• Hearing the fascinating tales of the Bay as told by your skipper
• Spotting the wildlife along the way
• The option to include an island stop at Otehei Bay on the Department of Conservation’s Urupukapuka Island#

#Only available on 9.30am and 12.30pm departures, subject to availability

Our high speed Ocean Adventure is a Rigid- hulled Inflatable Boat (RIB) that has great pedigree. It has been used to service offshore oil rigs, as a search and rescue boat and a chase boat during Ame....

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Waitangi Admission – Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Waitangi Treaty Grounds Just 5 minutes’ drive from central Paihia, Waitangi Treaty Grounds is a significant historic site where much of New Zealand’s history was shaped by the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Waitangi by Maori and the British Crown. Valid for admission over two days, the Waitangi Experience Pass includes a 50 minute guided tour, a 30 minute Maori cultural performance, entry to two museums, the Treaty House, the carving studio and the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe. Waitangi Treaty Grounds is the Birthplace (Te Pitowhenua) of New Zealand. It was here on February 6th, 1840, that the....
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