Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland

Cruise through one of the most beautiful spots in New Zealand, see dolphins and waterfalls, and pay a visit to the famous Hole in the Rock!

map Bay of Islands, New Zealand
12-13 hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
6 am to 6 pm
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
All ages
Fitness Level
Fitness Level
FromNZD $314
ValueNZD $329SAVE NZD $15
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Child: NZD $265
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What's Included

  • Half-day cruise through the Bay of Islands
  • Scenic drive through the New Zealand countryside 
  • Dolphin watching (when possible)
  • A professionally guided tour on New Zealand culture
  • Movie or entertainment during the drive
  • BBQ Lunch on Urupukapuka Island
  • Multiple stops to purchase food, buy souvenirs or take photos  
  • CBD hotel/airport pick-up and drop-off 
  • Refreshments 

Places We Visit

  • Bay of Islands
  • Hole in the Rock  
  • Urupukapuka Island
  • Russell, Matakana Island or Waitangi

What's excluded

  • WIFI on transport (available at additional cost of $10 NZD per person)

Why do we love this

We love that this tour gives travellers the option to "choose their adventure" depending on what spots and activities they want to prioritise. It has options for everyone!


The Bay of Islands is a must-see in New Zealand. Boasting more than 140 beautiful islands surrounded by sparkling water, this spot will take your breath away! Spend a day cruising through the picturesque landscape and pristine water as you discover this iconic New Zealand gem.

It's an early start at 6 am with a free pick-up from your accommodation in Auckland.

From there, you'll head to the Bay of Islands, enjoying stunning landscapes and countryside vistas along the way.

Once you've reached this amazing spot, it's time to head out on a half-day cruise (approximately 4 hours) led by Discover the Bay. You'll get to see dolphins (when possible) and snap some amazing shots of your surroundings. Discover the history of the area as you cruise among the 144 islands. 

You'll also pay a visit to the famous Hole in the Rock, an iconic landmark in the Bay of Islands. 

Take a break on beautiful Urupukapuka Island, where you will enjoy a tasty BBQ lunch and a chance to relax in the sun.

After your cruise, there will be a chance to explore one of the following spots (your pick): 

  • Russell Island, known for its seal and penguin colonies
  • Matakana Island, featuring perfect surf beaches and dense pine forests
  • Waitangi, a historical site where you can explore the treaty grounds and learn about early New Zealand history

Later, it's time to make your way back to Auckland with pit-stops along the way. The afternoon is in your hands!


The group can choose to do either of the following options: 

  • A light bush walk to Whangarei Falls to explore the scenic reserve that surrounds this famous 26-metre waterfall
  • An exploration of Tane Mahuta, a giant kauri tree in the Waipoua Forest 

After your selected activities, you'll be dropped back to your hotel in Auckland between 6-7pm. 


Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland

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A camera, sunglasses, water bottle and cash for additional food/souvenirs are recommended. 

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Yes, we do allow children and infants of all ages, although children aged 14 or under cannot travel on this tour without an accompanying adult aged 18 or over.

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Pickup Locations
  • Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland Britomart
  • Airedale Boutique Suites Auckland
  • Auckland Airport/ Butterfly Creek
  • Avani Metropolis Auckland Residences
  • Barclay Suites
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  • Adina Apartment Hotel Auckland Britomart
  • Airedale Boutique Suites Auckland
  • Auckland Airport/ Butterfly Creek
  • Avani Metropolis Auckland Residences
  • Barclay Suites
  • CityLife Auckland
  • Copthorne Hotel Auckland City
  • Cordis Hotel Auckland
  • Crowne Plaza Auckland
  • Four Points By Sheraton Auckland
  • Grand Mercure Auckland
  • Grand Millennium Auckland
  • Haka Lodge Auckland City
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  • ibis Budget Auckland Central
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  • Nesuto Stadium Hotel & Apartments
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  • Queen Street Backpackers
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  • SkyCity Hotel Auckland
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  • Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour
  • Stamford Plaza Auckland
  • Swiss - Belsuites Victoria Park, Auckland
  • Tetra Serviced Apartments By Nesuto
  • VR Auckland City
  • Waldorf St Martins Apartment Hotel
  • YHA Auckland City Backpackers
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FromNZD $314
ValueNZD $329SAVE NZD $15
or 6 weekly interest free payment from $52.33 with
Child: NZD $265
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