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Best day trip tour to bay of islands

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Best day trip tour to bay of islands

Any ideas as to which tour company has the best all around tour of the Bay of Islands?

Whangarei, Northland
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for Auckland, Whangarei
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1. Re: Best day trip tour to bay of islands

Can you just clarify, are you talking about a day tour from Auckland ??

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2. Re: Best day trip tour to bay of islands

yes.

Whangarei, Northland
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3. Re: Best day trip tour to bay of islands

In my opinion, the day tours to the Bay of Islands from Auckland are too rushed - you have 3 - 3.5 hours driving each way, which doesn't leave you much time for seeing the area.

Is there any way you could add a bit more time and do an overnight trip ??

Kerikeri, New...
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4. Re: Best day trip tour to bay of islands

Another option is to fly direct to the Bay of Islands from Auckland. For the same cost of taxis and a night in Auckland, you can take 40minute flight up to Bay of Islands airport, then hire a car and travel back down south. Less stress: more sight seeing :)

Paihia
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5. Re: Best day trip tour to bay of islands

HI, As you have been told it is a 3.5 hour drive to the bay of islands centre Paihia. The only way you could do this trip in a day would be to get on a Flight to Kerikeri Airport from Auckland CBD, then a scenic flight to Cape Reinga where you will have 2.5 hour ground tour including Cape Reinga, morning tea at a beautiful bay and sand duning. Return to plane and fly back to Kerikeri going over the Bay of Islands. Courtesy vehicle to Paihia for a few hours and then return to Kerikeri for your flight back to Auckland. This will cost $955.00 per person per trip and runs monday to friday.

Regards Sue

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6. Re: Best day trip tour to bay of islands

Thank you all for your info. Unfortunately we only have 2 days in Auckland. We arrive just after midnight on the first day and board a crusie ship at noon on the second day. At least the day trip would offer a chance to rest with the 3.5 hour drive each way.

California
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7 hours in a car doesn't seem like rest to me.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8. Re: Best day trip tour to bay of islands

it's not. It would be on a bus tour.

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