Hole in the Rock Cruise and Waitangi Day Tour from Auckland

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland
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  • 10 hours
  • Auckland
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Join us for the most popular cruise in the Bay of Islands - the Hole in the Rock cruise. Climb aboard a catamaran before venturing out to Cape Brett Lighthouse and the famous Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: GreatSights, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand

Check in area for those not needing a hotel pick up.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Bay of Islands, 5070984, Russell, New Zealand

Starting in Auckland, travel north on one of GreatSights' comfortable and air conditioned deluxe coaches. Sit back and relax as Northland's spectacular scenery passes by your window.

After arriving in Paihia, you'll board the Dolphin Seeker, our purpose built catamaran licensed by the Department of Conservation for dolphin and whale viewing. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks as we cruise past the islands of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as our experienced local skippers get you up close to the action.

Pass By: Cape Brett Lighthouse, Rawhiti 0184, New Zealand

Cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock. If conditions permit, your skipper will navigate right through the narrow space before heading back into the inner islands of the Bay

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

guided tour of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds where in 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between Maori and the British Crown. Explore the original Treaty House, one of New Zealand's oldest and most visited historic homes and the Te Whare Runanga, a fully carved Maori meeting house, which is representative of all Iwi (regional tribes) in New Zealand.

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with free WiFi
  • Cape Brett "Hole in the Rock" cruise & dolphin viewing
  • Picnic lunch (if option selected at time of booking)
  • Entry/Admission - Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Departures and itineraries may be subject to sea and weather conditions.
  • The traveling time between Auckland and the Bay of Islands is approximately 4 hours each way.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Departure Point

102 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick ups need to be requested at least 24 hours prior.

Hotel pick ups in most cases will be earlier. Please check with provider open til 8pm - Toll free within NZ 0800744487


Departure Time

7:15 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

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

Duration

10 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Anthony P

22 Mar, 2017

A well organized day tour with prompt pick up, most comfortable modern bus and efficient transfer between bus and boat. The tour company really demonstrated its experience, everything worked like a well oiled machine. Not being able to actually sail through the hole in the rock was understood by everybody as rough sea conditions made it too dangerous. Our captain however brought us close to the rocks and the opening so we could appreciate their majestic size. Overall, a long but excellent day.

ANNA P

20 Feb, 2017

Unforgettable tour.

Catherine J

07 Dec, 2015

Excellent tour run by Great Sights, our driver Ben took us on a couple of extra stops as all the passengers were good with the time keeping and getting on the bus on time. The Treaty Grounds was an excellent introduction to the Moari history and traditions. The Cruise also was excellent, we saw many Dolphins and we were lucky enough to be able to go through the Hole in the Rock.

Dennis

22 Oct, 2013

Outstanding tour. Highly recommended. Coach driver gave great description of the sights.

Gwenda G

29 Mar, 2011

Good pick up service and return from/to the hotel. Excellent commentary throughout the whole day. Provided lunch was appetizing and a change from the usual sandwiches. The cruise was out of this world and to see so many dolphins following the boat was amazing. The technical ability of the boat crew to enable us to pass through the 'Hole in the Rock' was great. Excellent day

User's Picture Gallery

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The Hole in the Rock

The hole in the rock

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My Kids Enjoying the Boat Cruise

My kids enjoying the boat cruise

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A Maori Canoe

A huge Maori canoe

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