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4 Day Spectacular Bay Of Islands

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4 Day Spectacular Bay Of Islands

Relax in the beautiful Bay of Islands, discover its marine life and learn about New Zealand history at the Waitangi Treaty Reserve.

First Day Auckland, Bay of Islands 

(Flights to arrive day prior.) Depart Auckland by coach for the Bay of Islands. On arrival visit the Waitangi Treaty Reserve to learn about New Zealand's early Maori and European history. In Paihia you'll board the Dolphin Seeker, a purpose-built catamaran, and meet your experienced local skipper for a cruise through the beautiful clear waters. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as you get up close to the action. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock. You'll be holding your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space. Take in the unique sights of Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the inner islands of the Bay.

Hotel: Copthorne Resort, Water View

Second Day enjoy Free Time at the Bay of Islands

You'll have the day at leisure. Relax by the pool, or perhaps take a coach ride via Ninety Mile Beach to Cape Reinga, the northern-most point of New Zealand. Tonight, you can choose to dine at one of the local cafés or restaurants on the waterfront.

Third Day go from Bay of Islands to Auckland

Relax or explore on your own this morning. Perhaps spend time in a local café or ride a historic ferry to Russell, the first capital of New Zealand. Later this afternoon you will return to Auckland.

Hotel: The Langham

Fourth Day Depart Auckland

You will be transferred to Auckland Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime).

Optional Extras

We offer a range of Optional Experiences and entertainment options to complement our trips. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Travel Director. Depending on the region visited, these can be paid with cash or credit card. We are sorry but at this time we are unable to display all optionals for this trip. Where available, these Optional Experiences will be added to our website shortly.

 Where you stay

All hotels included in your tour package are hand-picked, of an outstanding standard and far better value than if booked individually. Our valued travel partners who organise these tours also own the Red Carnation Hotel Group and where possible Red Carnation Hotels are used and please see our link for further details.

Travel Highlights

  • A travel wallet with your documentation
  • Buffet breakfast daily and dinner on Day 1
  • Four days including sightseeing and Bay of Islands cruise
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included
  • Airport transfers in Auckland
  • Hotel accommodations at Copthorne Resort Water View Bay of Islands and The Langham Auckland

Guarantees, Bonds and Awards

  • This tour is run by our outstanding travel partners who are multi-award winning Globe Best Tour operator in the world 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • Tours are fully bonded, protected and guaranteed and you pay the operator directly when booking.
  • ABTA, IATA and ATOL protected
  • Part of the Trade Right Foundation

Best prices, more information and booking

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Only £100 per person deposit required (except for last minute bookings).

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