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5.5-Hour Bay of Islands Shore Excursion from Waitangi Wharf Inc Glow Worm Caves!

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    At 9.15am you will be met by your tour guide at the Waitangi Wharf before you depart on your half-day tour. Your first stop is the Kawiti glow worm caves which is about a 30-minute drive from the Waitangi Wharf. You will be able to enjoy a magical glowworm experience.
    You will then move on to Kawakawa. This is a small town which is also known as “train town”.  
    At 11:45am you will be at the Puketi Forest. This is a 15,000 hectare forest which contains magnificent stands of Kauri and a rich ecological diversity.
    The next stop is the Makana Chocolate Factory in Kerikeri. This is a boutique chocolate factory where you can watch the making of chocolates, taste a few samples and of course shop for some delicious treats. You will also be able to visit the Kauri Workshop next door which has crafts and collectables for sale.
    You will then visit the famous horse shoe waterfalls, Haruru Falls. These falls are located in a hidden valley on the beautiful and peaceful Waitangi River.
    The last stop of the day is the Waitangi look-out Loop. This is a final chance to take in the stunning views over Waitangi and the Bay of Islands, before your transportation back to the wharf or Paihia if you would prefer to have a look around.
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    Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

    We, husband and I, booked this tour based on prior reviews and are so glad we did. Gareth was our tour guide/driver and he did an outstanding job! He was a wealth of information and went out of his way to make sure everyone had...More

    Thank karenhM9673WN
    Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

    Where do we start? This is how small group excursions should be. Chloe was a fantastic guide, the vehicles were clean and well kept and the itinerary was no fluff. Chloe is knowledgeable on a variety of topics and is pleasant to deal with -...More

    Thank Victoria1925
    Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

    We had a thoroughly enjoyable day tour with Gareth as our guide. Everyone we spoke to thought he was a super guide who kept us highly entertained whilst giving us interesting historical and current information on what we were experiencing. Great glow worm caves, beautiful...More

    Thank John F
    Reviewed April 3, 2019

    Jill was our travel guide at the Bay of Islands. She is very friendly, knowledgeable , and efficient with our use of time on the tour. She showed us many beautiful spots and lots of great picture ops. She answered all of our questions but...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Gregory B
    Reviewed March 19, 2019

    I was a solo traveler and a little unsure of the ' routine' when going ashore via the tender, I was met by Gareth and relaxed immediately. It was a very interesting tour, Gareth was knowledgeable and helpful. I never felt rushed or tied to...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    July 8, 2019|
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    Response from Greylinglady | Reviewed this property |
    Hi. I was traveling alone and on my first ever cruise. The tour operator was very helpful and waiting at the end of the wharf . The glow worm caves were fine with guides both at the front and rear. I am over seventy and as... More
    June 19, 2019|
    Response from BabyBoomerCouple | Reviewed this property |
    Yes this is a mild tour. I have a bad knee myself and they were great about accommodating that. Had a wonderful time.
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