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2-day tour Auckland to Bay of Islands/Cape Reinga and return

Adelaide, Australia
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2-day tour Auckland to Bay of Islands/Cape Reinga and return

Hello all, we will be based in Auckland in early July and are keen to do a 2-day coach trip to Northland. We have identified day-trips, and 3-4day trips, but no 2-day options.

Does anyone know whethe it is possible to transfer from one day-trip to another without returning to Auckland in between?

Any suggestions would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

Whangarei, Northland
Destination Expert
for Auckland, Whangarei
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1. Re: 2-day tour Auckland to Bay of Islands/Cape Reinga and return

Hi there

Can you explain exactly what areas of Northland you would like to cover in 2 days.

It is not really possible to do the Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga, plus get back to Auckland in 2 days. (you need at least 3 to do this)

Bay of Islands is 3.5 hours drive from Auckland, and Cape Reinga is another 3 hours drive further north.

You need a full day to do a day trip from Paihia to Cape Reinga, and you need at least a day in the Bay of Islands....

DAY 1 - travel from Auckland to Paihia in the morning, arrive approx lunchtime, possible boat cruise in the afternoon, overnight in Paihia

Day 2 - day trip to Cape Reinga and 90 mile beach - leaves Paihia at 7am and returns at 7pm

overnight in Paihia

Day 3 - morning visiting Russell and Waitangi, afternoon bus back to Auckland.

Singapore, Singapore
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2. Re: 2-day tour Auckland to Bay of Islands/Cape Reinga and return

Yes, you can have your trip start and end in Paihia rather than returning to Auckland. Fuller's Greatsights runs quite a few half day and day tours around Bay of Islands. Best to follow the suggestion given by Andy and to stay put in Paihia for two nights. That's what we did and it was wonderful.

3. Re: 2-day tour Auckland to Bay of Islands/Cape Reinga and return

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