Winterless North: Epic 3 Day Bay of Islands Tour

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

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


Renowned for its picturesque bays, hidden hotspots, and fantastic local fish n chips, the Northland’s arguably one of New Zealand’s best regions.

Packed with waterfalls, volcanic hot-springs, and NZ’s largest sand-dunes, this epic 3 day budget tour package includes everything you should see, at no extra cost!

Looking for a fun way to experience the New Zealand & meet new friends without the stress of having to plan your own travel? We’ve got you covered! Journeying through epic landscapes rich in Maori culture, get ready to see the “real New Zealand” on an unbeatable tour that covers the entire North Island. 

We'll take you to a bunch of awesome, handpicked spots as you travel with a group of like-minded people.

Dates 2019/20: 22.10, 05.11, 26.11, 10.12, 31.12, 14.01, 04.02, 18.02, 10.03, 24.03, 14.04, 28.04.


Day 1: #1 Auckland to Paihia

Stop At: Tane Mahuta Walk, Sh12 Waipoua Forest, Opononi 0376 New Zealand
Situated in the heart of the Waipoua Forest and as tall as it is impressive, the Tane Mahuta (‘Lord of the Forest’) is one of the world’s oldest and largest Kauri trees. Standing at around 50 meters tall, the tree is estimated to be around 2,500 years old.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Opo the Dolphin Statue, 19 State Highway 12, Opononi 0452 New Zealand
On route up the West Coast, we'll stop off at the picturesque harbour town Opononi for a lunch break before our final destination.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Paihia Harbour, Paihia New Zealand
Renown for its picturesque bays, laidback atmosphere and fantastic local fish n chips, our next stop takes us into the heart of the Bay Of Islands, Paihia. Take the ferry over to the historic town, Russell, where you can check out Flagstaff Hill, wineries & visit one of New Zealand's oldest Churches, the Christ Church!

So if swimming with dolphins, island cruises or famous Maori treaty grounds for a spot of Kiwi culture aren’t your thing, borrow a free kayak or bike and explore the bay your way.

For those who just can’t get enough, optionally top the day off with an overnight cruise. Sail through the bays with a sunset buffet dinner, followed by night kayaking to experience the bioluminescence. Note, the 'Overnight BOI Cruise' extra overrides day two's itinerary.
Duration: 2 days

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Paihia lodge situated within 5 minutes from the beach & town.

Day 2: #2 Paihia to Cape Reinga

Stop At: Cape Reinga Rd., Cape Reinga New Zealand
This land holds great significance to the Maoris and their ancestors and if you don’t catch a glimpse of a dolphin or whale out to sea, you’ll be guaranteed to see where the Tasman Sea (from the west) collides with the Pacific Ocean (from the east)
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Te Paki Sand Dunes, Te Paki Stream Road, Pukenui New Zealand
Following on from the Cape, grab your boards because along the shores of the famous 90 Mile Beach, we find Te Paki Sand Dunes. Perfect for sand boarding, we’ll spend the afternoon gliding down New Zealand’s largest dunes, and to top it off, you can experience an optional traditional Maori Hangi lunch to get back that energy.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Paihia lodge situated within 5 minutes from the beach & town.

Day 3: #3 Paihia to Auckland

Stop At: Te Paki Sand Dunes, Te Paki Stream Road, Pukenui New Zealand
After heading south, we'll finish off before heading home at New Zealand's northernmost city, Whangarei.
Duration: 1 hour

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

  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • 2 nights of accommodation as per itinerary.
  • All itinerary activities - guided with optional extras.
  • For an extra $40/day - we'll cover your breakfast, lunch & dinner!
  • Meet the Tane Mahuta, Lord of the Forest in the heart of the Waipoua Forest.
  • See NZ's most northern point - Cape Reinga Lighthouse.
  • Transport - with AC, comfy seats & awesome playlists.
  • Optional sand board hire for the island’s largest dunes - Te Paki!
  • Entry/Admission - Tane Mahuta Walk
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Reinga
  • Entry/Admission - Te Paki Sand Dunes

  • All Optional Activities
  • Transportation to/from additional attractions.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 30 travelers
Departure Point

229 Queen Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

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3 days

Package is not cancellable.

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