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, New Zealand's first capital, known for its seal and penguin colonies
- Waitangi, a historical site where you can explore the treaty grounds and learn about early New Zealand history (time permitting and at your own expense)
Later, it's time to make your way back to Auckland with pit-stops along the way. The afternoon is in your hands!
After your selected activities, you'll be dropped back to your hotel in Auckland between 6-7pm.