Great Barrier Island Tour including return flights from Auckland

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Great Barrier Island Tour including return flights from Auckland information and booking

from
$580
Duration
11 hours 30 minutes
Departs from
Auckland hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:15pm
Time of departure
6:45am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Travel to the remote and untamed Great Barrier Island, a short 30-minute flight from Auckland. Walk through graveled tracks and boardwalks, past natural thermal springs and be surrounded by beauty on this day trip from Auckland.

A thirty minute flight by light plane over the sparkling waters of the Hauraki Gulf brings you to majestic Great Barrier Island. After breakfast at a local cafe take an easy half hour walk on tracks and boardwalks past giant Nikau palms and rare native flora and fauna over unique wetlands to the Kaitoke natural thermal springs.

The adventure continues as you are driven past native bush and rugged peaks to a private homestead, where you can enjoy a relaxed kiwi style picnic lunch. A short drive takes you to a sweeping, often deserted stretch of pristine white sand. There is time here for a swim or a meander along the beach to visit the graves of those drowned in one of New Zealand's worst shipwrecks. Visit the only working cattle and sheep farm on Great Barrier Island, where relics of the past remain. Here the world's largest population of Brown Teal can be found, a friendly little duck on the verge of extinction. At a nearby stream, monster eels come when called and can be fed if you dare!This unforgettable day is rounded off with a climb to the top of Windy Canyon, a spectacular short walk. The path winds around rocky outcrops and past sheer cliffs coated with rata vines and takes in breathtaking views of the island and beyond.This unique small group tour operator is a Qualmark Endorsed Visitor Activity and provides expert guided eco-tours in the greater Auckland region - a company delivering a quality product focusing on the natural and cultural heritage of the area. Winner of the New Zealand 2007 Small Tourism Business Operator Award

What's included

  • Roundtrip flights from auckland to great barrier island
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Breakfast and picnic lunch
  • Light refreshments
  • Local guide
  • Gst (goods and services tax

What isn't included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off