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Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga 3 Day Tour

This 3 day tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Auckland.

This 3 day tour includes coach travel with Great Sights, a tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, a Russell mini tour, a full day adventure to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach plus a Hole in the Rock Cruise.

Accommodation type on this tour is: Motels.

This tour also features:

Includes: All coach tour transport as specified in this tour package

Includes: Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach day tour

Includes: Russell Mini Tour

Includes: Discover the Bay Hole in the Rock cruise

Includes: Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Itinerary summary for: Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga 3 day Tour

Day 1: Auckland to Pahia, Waitangi Treaty Grounds tour and Russell tour
Accommodation: Averill Court Motel, Paihia

Day 2: Dune Rider Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach Tour
Accommodation: Averill Court Motel, Paihia

Day 3: Hole in the Rock Cruise then return to Auckland this afternoon


3 days


Hotel pickup available


Mobile ticket

  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • WiFi on board
    • Lunch
    • Parking Fees
    • Fuel
    • Entry/Admission - Cruise to the Hole in the Rock
    What's excluded :
    • Car Seat: contact us to rent.
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Paihia, Paihia, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North Island

    The Bay of Islands is known throughout the world for its jaw-dropping sandy beaches and outdoor adventures. Tourists flock here to swim with dolphins, dive in pristine waters, fish for their dinner, or just relax in the sun with a book on a near-empty beach.

    And Paihia is the epicenter of it all.

    Visitors like to base themselves from this bustling town as many of the local tourist activities start from here. If water-based and outdoor pursuits aren’t your thing you can still enjoy a funky café culture, learn heaps about New Zealand history and explore plenty of boutique shopping instead.

    You’ll find a range of accommodation in and around Paihia, catering to frugal budgets to high-end luxury hunters.

    Plus it’s only a hop, skip and a jump to charming historic towns Russell, Opua and Kerikeri.

    Paihia is the perfect place to get amongst it in the Bay Of Islands – whether you’re a single backpacker or part of a large family group.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, 1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia New Zealand

    Waitangi is just 2km north of Paihia in the Bay of Islands and is arguably one of New Zealand's most historic sites. It was here in 1840 that the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between Maori and the British government. Still on the 400 hectare reserve is the Georgian style home of James Busby, a fully-carved Maori meeting house and Ngatokimatawhaorua, a 37 metre kauri waka (canoe). The latter is one of the largest ever carved and was crafted to mark the centenary of the signing of the treaty in 1940.
    Also set in the immaculate grounds is a visitor museum which will give the full and remarkable story of Waitangi.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Russell, Russell, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North Island

    Known until the early 1840s as Kororāreka, Russell was the first town and sea port in New Zealand. The Bay of Islands offered a safe anchorage and by the 1830s Russell had become a lawless trading centre where whalers, seafarers and merchants mixed with adventurers, deserters and escaped convicts from Australia. Today the town once called the “Hell Hole of the Pacific” is a charming and tranquil spot. This intimate one-hour coach tour visits many of Russell’s iconic locations that make it so significant in New Zealand’s early history. Your tour will be led by an engaging guide whose combination of historical knowledge and local insight will bring the culture and history of the area to life.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Cape Reinga, Cape Reinga, Northland Region, North Island

    This full day tour in the unique Dune Rider vehicle is the best way to explore the Far North. Let the driver immerse you in the culture and history of the area, while taking in the amazing scenery. The Dune Rider vehicle is purpose built to go off-road in comfort with air conditioning, reclining seats, plenty of leg room and sloping floors for great viewing. Your full day tour begins with an early morning pick up at your accommodation, and includes a freshly prepared buffet style lunch, a visit to Cape Reinga lighthouse to view the meeting of the two oceans, a beach stop on 90 Mile Beach, boogie boarding down huge sand dunes at Te Paki stream and time at the Ancient Kauri Kingdom.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Stop At: Ninety Mile Beach, Kaitaia New Zealand

    One of the longest stretches of beach in New Zealand, 90 Mile Beach may not be exactly 90 miles long – but it’s not short on natural beauty or exciting things to do.

    The beach stretches from just west of Kaitaia all the way to Cape Reinga, a long ribbon of sand along the Aupouri Peninsula. The starting point is the headland of Reef Point and at the other end you will find Scott Point, five kilometres south of Cape Maria van Diemen.

    It’s known for spectacular sunsets and for having one of the best left-hand surf breaks in the world. The beach is officially a highway, but it’s only suitable for four wheel drive vehicles and when the tide is high it’s impossible to drive on.

    The long and narrow beach is lined with high sand dunes and bordered by the dense, green Aupouri Forest. Gentle waves crash against the sand and the dune grasses gently sway. It’s easy to see why visiting this beautiful beach is a must on your Bay of Islands itinerary.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Cruise to the Hole in the Rock, 69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand

    Cruise and discover the very best of the Bay of Islands. Experience the spectacular scenery in an area that is soaked in rich culture and history. Encounter diverse wildlife in their natural surroundings. Cruise among the 144 islands with skipper's commentary including a visit to the iconic Hole in the Rock and when conditions permit, travel through it. View marine mammals, dolphins, whales, orcas, with a success rate of over 90% on these trips along with other wildlife. Your trip will also include an island stop at Otehei Bay Urupukapuka Island. In summer, this includes a barbeque meal, the ability to grab a drink at the fully licensed cafe, hire snorkel, kayaks and paddleboards or just chill out on the beach. There is also island walks for the more adventurous.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Sky Tower, Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotel pick-ups:Booking within 24 hours prior departure is not guaranteed for hotel pick-up, contact information of our local operators and/or drivers will send to you to organize pick-up arrangements, once your purchase is completed.Ports
    • Viaduct Basin, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child seat can be requested 24 hours before departure for $40. Children travellers must be supervised by adults.
    • Please wear dress appropriately and wear comfortable shoes.
    • CORONA VIRUS: Travellers from overseas must do 2 weeks quarantine and Covid-19 Test before doing the tour.
    • Please let us know if you have health conditions that could affect your tour.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • New Zealand is currently Alert Level 1 means wearing face mask is still recommended, social distancing is also recommended, and keep track of where you’ve been and who you've seen. Travellers from overseas must do 2 weeks quarantine and Covid-19 Test before the tour.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.



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Organised by New Zealand Travel and Tours

Activity ID: V-185887P6

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