3 Day Bay Of Islands Tour from Auckland including Waitangi and Cape Reinga

Duration: 3 days
Destination: New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland

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  • 3 days
  • Auckland
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Visit the beautiful Bay of Islands, tropical Northland, a year-round destination and birthplace of our nation. Journey to New Zealand's northernmost point, Cape Reinga. Discover our cultural heritage at Waitangi Treaty Grounds and experience the natural beauty of the region on a scenic cruise.

This is an Independent coach tour, where you travel on a combination of touring coaches and sightseeing services with commentary and/or point to point coaches which may not have commentary. You will be with different people on each part of the tour and different drivers. You have free time to explore on your own and are free to choose where and when to eat, meals are not included unless specified.


Day 1: Auckland to Paihia and Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Stop At: Paihia Harbour, Paihia New Zealand
Leaving central Auckland, set out on your journey to the Bay of Islands. Travelling by coach, listen to your driver's commentary as you cross Auckland Harbor Bridge, and head out of the city through the farming countryside and sub-tropical bush, stopping along the way for morning tea (own expense) before eventually reaching your first destination, Paihia.
Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, 1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia New Zealand
Join a guided tour of Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the historic site where the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand's founding document, was signed. Learn more about New Zealand's history and Maori heritage as you explore the Treaty House. Visit a traditional Maori meeting house, and marvel at the 35-meter-long hand-crafted Waka (canoe) which is still used today.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Choose from 3-Star or 4-Star hotel accommodation in Paihia

Day 2: Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach Day Tour

Stop At: Cape Reinga Lighthouse, Cape Reinga 0484 New Zealand
Set out by coach on a full-day tour to Cape Reinga, the northernmost point of New Zealand. Along the way, stop to explore the ancient Puketi Kauri Forest, visit the famous Ninety Mile Beach where you can experience the thrills and spills of sand surfing (optional). On arrival at Cape Reinga, walk out along the coastal cliffs to the Cape Reinga lighthouse and hear about the area's Maori legends as you gaze out across the meeting point of the Tasman and Pacific Oceans. A lunch of traditional fish and chips is included, before heading back to Paihia and returning in the early evening.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: Vegan/Vegetarian options available. Please advise any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
Accommodation included: You have the choice of 3-star or 4-star hotel accommodation in Paihia

Day 3: Take a cruise to the famous 'Hole in the Rock' before returning to Auckland

Stop At: Bay of Islands i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, The Wharf 101 Marsden Road, Paihia 0252 New Zealand
Board your cruise and take in the stunning views as you glide out
through the islands and along the Rakaumangamanga Peninsula to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over and Piercy Island/Motukōkako, or as it is popularly known the ‘Hole in the Rock’. If conditions permit, your skipper will expertly guide the ship through the narrow space. Keep an eye out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life during your cruise, and have your camera ready as you get up close to the action.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: InterCity Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Following the cruise, hop aboard your coach for a relaxing sightseeing tour from Paihia to Auckland. The afternoon departure time allows you to spend a full day in the beautiful Bay of Islands before returning to Auckland. Your local driver may point out scenic highlights as you travel through farmland and past native forests. At the end of your journey, enjoy the spectacular views from the Auckland Harbour Bridge as you arrive in Auckland's central city by night.
Duration: 4 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Experienced coach drivers with some commentary on board
  • 2 nights accommodation in Paihia
  • Guided tour of Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach tour
  • Hole in the Rock cruise
  • Return transport Auckland to Auckland
  • Entry/Admission - Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Reinga Lighthouse
  • Entry/Admission - Bay of Islands i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

  • Meals unless specified
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance. We recommend travel insurance for all tours
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Departure Point

InterCity Sky City Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 days

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

Shannon B

16 Mar, 2020

This was a great tour that included all of the things that I wanted to experience in the Northland. All of the details were taken care- pick ups and drop offs were seamless and I all I had to do was show up. The drivers/tour guides had great personalities (Rachel, was especially informative and entertaining) and they all took great care of us. I was traveling on my own through NZ, and I didn't want to bother with a car, so this tour was absolutely perfect for me! Also the tour coordinator sent me a very detailed itinerary with all the contact info that I could possibly need, which was really wonderful. Truly a great experience and a fantastic company to book with!

Rahul M

09 Jan, 2018

Great trip. Well organized, got plenty of time for yourself. Beautiful views, and very nice guides, really. Would repeat 100


10 Feb, 2017

This tour was the HIGHLIGHT of our trip to the North Island of New Zealand! Everything was spot on, from the accommodations, to the tour conductors. Highly recommend!


22 Oct, 2017

Great experience to join this tour as it includes all the major spots in the NZ's northern area. Bus drivers are very professional and polite. Regarding to the hotel accommodation, the room is quite good. The location is very convenient. It takes about 5 minutes to reach a supermarket. One minor thing is that the kettle in the 3 star hotel is dirty and old. Paihia is definitely the place you have to go if you would like to take a break in a small town/village for few days.

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The very northern tip of NZ


Driving on 90 Mile Beach FUN!


dolphin seeker cruise and hole in the rock we actually went thru the rock!


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