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Northland Explorer Experience - Overnight [3 Day Tour]

A very eclectic collection of sculptures laid out in a garden trail in a rural setting makes this place an ideal getaway location from Auckland. Spend an amazing day exploring beautiful gardens filled with unique sculptures, art galleries & then visit a boutique vineyard to taste premium selection of wines.

​Discover the unique history, culture and landscape of New Zealand's Far North on a day trip to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach. A trip to Bay of Islands is not complete without a journey to the very top of the North Island – Cape Reinga (Te Rerenga Wairua). Drive along the shores of Ninety Mile Beach as the waves crash beside the custom-built coach.

Start a splendid day by visting the stunning Hole in the Rock Dolphin cruise experience and continue to historical sites of New Zealand’s Northland, Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

per adult from

$2,236

NZD

Duration

3 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Wine Tasting at Boutique Vineyards
    • Guided Experience to Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach
    • Includes Fish & Chips Lunch (in Cape Reinga Day Tour)
    • Sandboarding at Te Paki Stream
    • Entry to Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise​
    • Entry to Waitangi Treaty Grounds
    • Fully guided return transfers from Auckland
    • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD
    • Complimentary refreshments and water on board
    • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the journey
    • Hand-picked accommodation included in our platinum and gold packages
    • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation
    • All entrance and activity fees
    • Exclusive immersive activities and interaction with local communities
    • Built-in leisure time, to explore destinations as you wish
    • Entry/Admission - Brick Bay Sculpture Trail
    • Entry/Admission - Cruise to the Hole in the Rock
    • Entry/Admission - Waitangi Treaty Grounds
    What's excluded :
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Hand-picked accommodation excluded in our bronze package

  • Day 1: Explore Matakana Art & Wine Tasting

    Stop At: Brick Bay Sculpture Trail, 17 Arabella Lane, Snells Beach, Auckland 0920 New Zealand
    We begin our premium wine tasting tour among the vines before moving into the winery. Inside the Winery, we continue our tasting of six premium wines accompanied with small bites. We then proceed to our overnight stay in Paihia, Bay of Islands
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: You can find your own accommodation in Paihia or upgrade your experience to have accommodation included (charges apply)

    Day 2: Explore Far North - Cape Reinga & 90 Mile Beach

    Stop At: Cape Reinga, Cape Reinga, Northland Region, North Island
    Discover the unique history, culture and landscape of New Zealand's Far North on a day trip to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach. A trip to Bay of Islands is not complete without a journey to the very top of the North Island – Cape Reinga (Te Rerenga Wairua). Drive along the shores of Ninety Mile Beach as the waves crash beside the custom-built coach. Feel the sand between your toes as you help your driver guide dig for shellfish (conditions permitting).

    Visit Cape Reinga and hear the stories of this significant site where, according to Māori legend, spirits depart on their journey home to Hawaiki. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views, visit the iconic lighthouse, and see the point where the Tasman Sea and the mighty Pacific Ocean come crashing together. During your Cape Reinga tour you'll also experience another Kiwi icon: a lunch of delicious fish and chips at the historic Wagener Museum at Houhora. Upon return from Cape Reinga, overnight stay in Paihia.
    Duration: 10 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: You can find your own accommodation in Paihia or upgrade your experience to have accommodation included (charges apply)

    Day 3: Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise & Waitangi Treaty Grounds Heritage Experience

    Stop At: Cruise to the Hole in the Rock, 69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
    Start a splendid day by visting the stunning Hole in the Rock Dolphin cruise experience and continue to historical sites of New Zealand’s Northland, Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

    On this half-day Bay of Islands catamaran tour, cruise through the famous “Hole in the Rock.” Relax while your captain expertly navigates the islands, secluded beaches, and rocky promontories. Look for dolphins, penguins, and sea birds en route to the Cape Brett Lighthouse and the famous 'Hole in the Rock'.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, 1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia New Zealand
    Discover the story of New Zealand’s history and the story of two peoples coming together as one under the Treaty of Waitangi, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, at this award-winning national attraction.



    Waitangi Treaty Grounds offers an authentic and inspiring cultural experience that encompasses powerful Māori cultural performances in a beautifully carved meeting house, a contemporary award-winning museum and visitor centre, lush native forest and gardens, interactive carving studio, traditional Māori waka (canoe) and hāngi (traditional feast), entertaining guided tours and more, overlooking the stunning Bay of Islands.



    Take a walk through New Zealand’s history on an informative guided tour of the expansive Treaty Grounds with one of our friendly, experienced local guides. Discover the amazing stories, people and events that shaped the past, present and future of Aotearoa New Zealand.



    Visit the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe, view the historic Treaty House and Meeting House, and stand on the spot where New Zealand’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was first signed in 1840. All tours include a personal audio device, allowing you to clearly follow the fascinating stories as they are told by your guide.

    After you finish your amazing Northland Explorer Experience, we make our way through the scenic roads of Northland back to Auckland city.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Grand Mercure Auckland, 8 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Common Pickup Location in Auckland City:Grand Mercure Hotel, 8 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

11

Organised by ExperienceKart

Activity ID: V-168163P43

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