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Bay of Islands Highlights Tour - With Glow Worm Caves provided by Bay Of Islands Tours

Bay of Islands Highlights Tour - With Glow Worm Caves

Bay of Islands Highlights Tour - With Glow Worm Caves
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Create lasting memories on this half-day tour of the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is a popular tourist destination in New Zealand. This guided tour shows you an abundance of breathtaking picturesque views giving you plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. The area is often referred to as “the birthplace of New Zealand”, due to the past events that took place there. These historical events led to the shaping of New Zealand. Your tour will include a Bakery/Café stop for you to grab a coffee or something to eat “on the go”.  This is the perfect trip for all ages, and a great way to see the local highlights without committing to a full day away.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 44648P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Chocolate-tasting • Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Local taxes • Air-conditioned vehicle • Bottled water • Entry/Admission - Haruru Falls • Entry/Admission - Makana Chocolate Boutique • Entry/Admission - Kawiti Caves • Entry/Admission - Manginangina Kauri Walk
Exclusions
Food and Drinks
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Please confirm your accommodation address on booking for a pick up reference.
60 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand Outside the Maratime building at the bus depo in the centre of town.
Ports:
Waitangi
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Chocolate-tasting • Driver/guide • Live commentary on board • Local taxes • Air-conditioned vehicle • Bottled water • Entry/Admission - Haruru Falls • Entry/Admission - Makana Chocolate Boutique • Entry/Admission - Kawiti Caves • Entry/Admission - Manginangina Kauri Walk
Exclusions
Food and Drinks
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Please confirm your accommodation address on booking for a pick up reference.
60 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand Outside the Maratime building at the bus depo in the centre of town.
Ports:
Waitangi
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Near public transportation
Stroller accessible
Not wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    60 Marsden Road
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Paihia Harbour
  • 1
    Haruru Falls
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Makana Chocolate Boutique
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Kawiti Caves
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Manginangina Kauri Walk
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    60 Marsden Road
    60 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
    Outside the Maratime building at the bus depo in the centre of town.
    See address & details
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jandc8491
Wilmington, DE1,168 contributions
Lots of sights to see -- a good way to see the area by land
Mar 2020
My wife and I were on an organized tour of New Zealand. This Bay of Islands Highlights tour was one of our included activities that we could choose in Paihia. We got to see and experience a lot during our 5-hour bus tour. Our van drive Dyson was informative and entertaining. The van included both people from our tour and people from a cruise ship in port. My only complaint is that the back row of the 16-passenger van was too cramped with 4 people in it.

Rather than drive hours to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves when we were in Rotorua later on our organized tour, we got to visit the nearby Kawiti Glow Worm Cave here and experience the glowing "worms" (actually maggots). The van stopped at the Puketi Kauri forest and we got to do a self-guided tour. My tour guide had told us that we would do wine tasting on this tour, but Dyson wasn't aware of that. However, he was able to add a visit and tasting at the Ake Ake Winery; several in our group purchased wine to take with us. I liked the winery and what they were serving. We stopped in Kerikeri for lunch (on our own).

We also visited the Makana Chocolate Factory (tasty samples), The Kauri (Wood) Workshop, the Haruru Waterfalls, and we stopped at a golf course with a view of Bay of Islands. It was an enjoyable trip.
Written April 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Helen R
Penrith, Australia778 contributions
Holiday
We had Nick as our Driver and we had Americans on board with us. Nick was very very patient with two older couple on the tour. We stopped at the glow worm caves into town at the famous tiled toilets. We went onto the large forests then Nick took us to lunch at a lovely bakery then into the waterfalls and photos afterwards with amazing views. I would recommend the tour to anyone. Nick was full of information and more. Thankyou Nick for a great day. We were back in time to board the Ovatiin of the sea in ample time. Great work Nick.
Written November 10, 2019
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BOITOURS1
Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us. We are thrilled (but not surprised :) ) that Nick took great care of everyone out on tour that day. We carefully select all our guides and do thorough training to ensure everyone experiences service like you did. We will be sure to pass on your review to Nick. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your cruise! Kindest regards, Chloe
Written November 12, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Jean L
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