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3-Day Bay of Islands Trip from Auckland

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    What to Expect
    Relax with overnight accommodation in the Bay of Islands township of Paihia on this 3-day guided tour, round-trip from Auckland. You’ll travel by coach and cruise boat, exploring the historic towns, kauri forest, pristine coastline and waterways of New Zealand’s northland.
    Day 1: Auckland – Paihia, Bay of Islands
    Depart Auckland on an air-conditioned coach via the Auckland Harbour Bridge, heading north along the Hibiscus Coast to the beautiful Bay of Islands. Arriving in the town of Paihia, also known as the jewel of the Bay of Islands, you'll visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. It was here that the 1840 treaty was signed between the Maori and the British Crown. Spend the rest of your day at your own leisure.
    Overnight: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands or similar

    Day 2: Paihia – Cape Reinga – Paihia (L)Your tour departs this morning and takes you through the Puketi Forest, an ancient subtropical kauri rainforest. You'll travel along the aptly named Ninety Mile Beach to the northernmost point of New Zealand, Cape Reinga. A barbecue lunch is included, followed by an afternoon museum visit before returning to Paihia. 
    Overnight: Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands or similar
    Day 3: Paihia – Bay of Islands cruise – Russell – AucklandThis morning you will board the Fullers Cruise for a memorable trip to Cape Brett and Piecy Island, traveling through the famous Hole in the Rock (weather permitting). On your return, disembark in Russell, the first capital of New Zealand, and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this historic township. Board the ferry back to Paihia, then rejoin your coach for the return to Auckland, where your tour concludes.

    Accommodation: The Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands has a subtropical resort ambience and is situated at the entrance to the seaside town of Paihia. It is a pleasant stroll into town to access the main wharf, visitor activities, fine dining and shopping. All rooms include Sky TV, minibar, fridge, telephone, high-speed internet access, hair dryer and ironing facilities. Hotel facilities include 24-hour reception, swimming pool, internet kiosk, lounge bar and restaurant.
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    Reviewed March 27, 2019

    We booked this trip from the Trip Advisor website. Great trip. Leisure Tours had an itinerary at our Auckland hotel upon our check-in. It provided the specifics for our trip which included being picked up from our Auckland hotel and taken to the bus transfer...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    Canterburyleisure, Digital Marketing Manager at Leisure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2019

    Thank you for the great review! I'm pleased you enjoyed your 3-day tour through the Bay of Islands. The bay itself is beautiful and is a hugely popular due to its stunning beaches and close proximity to Auckland. We do our very best to ensure...More

    Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

    Not a tour, but a collection of coupons for individual tours you could book yourself for a third of the price. There are two major companies, Explorer and Great Sights, and a few major tours: Cape Reinga and 90-mile beach, and Bay of Islands and...More

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    Canterburyleisure, Manager at Leisure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of the tour, it is unfortunate however, that the contents are simply untrue and misleading. We can see from your booking that it was made through an online reseller at a price we have no...More

    Reviewed February 2, 2018

    There might be a lot of travel involved but our guide, Kenny, kept us informed and shared his local knowledge through out the journey. He was attentive and answered questions. He looked after us at comfort stops and when we arrived in Paihia. It was...More

    Date of experience: January 2018
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    Canterburyleisure, Manager at Leisure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your review of the tour. This feedback is important to us as it helps us ensure we are meeting our customers expectations and where possible exceeding them. I am pleased you had a great tour, enjoyed the...More

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