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$182.59 Day Trips & Excursions

Matakana Coast and Country Tour

This tour from Auckland to Matakana and the surrounding countryside will take you over Auckland’s Harbour Bridge, and follow coastal roads, stopping frequently for views and photo opportunities of our stunning North Shore beaches. North of the city limits, we will visit the Honey Centre near Warkworth which boasts New Zealand’s largest display of live bees, where a huge range of honeys are available for tasting. There is a wide range of honey-related skincare products, ointments, honey mead and fruit wine for sampling and purchase. The tour visits Matakana Village and the renowned Morris & James Pottery where a tour will guide you through the processes of manufacturing their stunning works. The huge showroom displays a wide range of their hand crafted pots, wall art and sculptural pieces. Lunch will be provided at a local country cafe. Passing rolling farmland and vineyards, we stop at the hidden gem of Parry Kauri Park and Warkworth's Early Settlers Museum. Here you will see 600 and 800 year old kauri trees. A short bush walk gives an opportunity to hear and see native birdlife among the bush and ferns. The community run Museum gives a glimpse into the local history of this region. At the historic village of Puhoi you can imagine how it was to live here in the 1800’s. Visit the old Hotel and the tiny Library built by the Bohemian Settlers who arrived around 1863. Plenty of time for photos and perhaps even a beer while sitting in the sun.

$561.10 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bay of Islands 3 days tour

ItineraryDay 1: Auckland - PaihiaStop At: Goat Island Marine Reserve, Warkworth, North IslandGlass bottem boat tourDuring this 45-minute eco-tour, you will see the fish, fauna, marine life and birds that thrive in this protected reserve, as well as the mysterious caves and sea-battered rocky cliffs of Goat Island.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House, North IslandWaitangi Treaty Grounds and Museum of Waitangi, New Zealand's most important historic site, is where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between the British Crown and the indigenous Maori in February 1840. Attractions include the historic Treaty House, a giant flagstaff, a unique fully carved Maori meeting house and the the world's largest single-hulled canoe (waka). Guided tours and cultural performances run at regular intervals throughout the day.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Paihia Harbour, Paihia, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North IslandPaihia town, center of Bay of IslandsDuration: 2 hoursMeals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight at Riverside Lodge, a 3-star motel.Day 2: Bay of IslandStop At: Paihia Harbour, Paihia, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North IslandHole in the rock and dolpine cruise tourDuration: 4 hoursStop At: KeriKeri New Zealand, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North IslandRainbow Falls, Stone store, Ngawha Hot SpringsDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight at Riverside Lodge, a 3-star motelDay 3: Ninety Mile Beach - AucklandStop At: Ninety Mile Beach, Kaitaia, Northland Region, North IslandVisiting majestic kauri at Puketi Kauri ForestNinety Mile Beach: digging shell fishSand surfing at Te Paki StreamCape Reinga - New Zealand's northernmost pointDuration: 12 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$175.56 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Matakana Village Eco Tour: Art Trail, Honey Centre, Wine & Chocolate Tasting

Enjoy an amazing day out exploring Auckland's hidden Gem: Matakana Village, a world-class village with small town charm, full of beautifully landscaped open spaces, river and boutique shops.- Explore the famous Honey Centre in Warkworth through a 40 minutes guided tour and learn about the fascinating life of the honey bee, how they make honey, what else bees produce and how important they are to us. BONUS: Pour and label your own complementary jar of multi flora honey!- Discover Matakana’s fantastic outdoor Sculpture Gardens & Indoor Art Galleries at one of the area’s newest locations: Sculptureum.The galleries display works from around the world. They are themed: glass, figurative, recycled materials, animals, modern abstract and a huge glass chandelier by the famous American artist Dale Chihuly.BONUS: Lookout for the gentleman wearing a Blazor and Hat.. that's Anthony the owner of the entire art collection! Say hi & chat to him about his collection.- Time for Chocolate Tasting at Award Winning Chocolate Makers while you watch the Chocolatier work their magic.BONUS: Complementary Hot Chocolate Drink- Relax at one of Matakana's boutique vineyards while you enjoy wine tasting in a beautiful vineyard setting and a splendidly decorated cellar door.OPTIONAL: Lunch with glorious 180-degree views of vineyards, fields, valleys and mountains. (Please select appropriate option when booking)- Conclude your special day with a handcrafted Hokey Pokey Ice Cream created by the famous Italian couple Giapo & Anna.. by far New Zealand's Best Ice Cream makers! Hokey Pokey is the National flavour of ice cream in New Zealand, consisting of plain vanilla ice cream with small, solid lumps of honeycomb toffee.BONUS: Gluten Free & Vegan Options Available

$70.23 Transfers & Ground Transport

Bay of Islands Transfer Pass from Auckland

Our 'Bay of Islands' pass departs Auckland early and arrives into the Bay of Islands around midday - giving you the opportunity to maximize your stay in Paihia. On our departure, we head over the Auckland Harbour Bridge with a view over the Waitemata Harbour and north to Warkworth for morning tea (at your own expense). Back on the coach, we stop for a short walk to the Whangarei Falls before arriving in Paihia. Once in Paihia, you will stop in at the Awesome New Zealand Centre where you can book any activities you may have planned for the day. Our crew will be on hand to help recommend the best local spots, activities and walking tracks in the area. You have all afternoon and the following day to do as you please in Paihia before our return departure to Auckland departs at around 2:30pm. (Your return transfer back to Auckland is automatically booked for the following day, but you have the option to stay longer and change your return date should you make the necessary prior arrangements.)It’s a four hour drive back into Auckland. We aim to drop you at various drop off locations before 7:00pm.

$179.07 Water Sports

Full-Day Scuba Dive Charter to Little Barrier Island

Meet at the dive centre in Warkworth at 8:30am for check-in and then head off to the boat ramp for a short safety briefing before loading your gear onto the boat. You will enjoy the 45-minute boat ride out to the remote island of Little Barrier. The actual dive site will vary depending on the weather conditions and experience of the divers onboard. The day will include two separate tank dives and lunch onboard at the island. On your lunch break you can relax and snorkel in the beautiful bays around the island. After your final dive of the day you will head back to Omaha marina where you can depart for your hotel at around 4pm.

$179.07 Water Sports

Full-Day Scuba Dive Charter to Hen Island

Meet at the dive centre in Warkworth at 8:30am for check-in and then head off to the boat ramp at Mangawhai Heads Marina for a short safety briefing before loading your gear onto the boat. A high powered boat will take you out to the islands where you will enjoy 2 dives and a light lunch in between. The Hen and Chicken Islands are set in a chain which depicts the wildness of New Zealand. With a general diving depth of up to 25 meters / 82 feet it is suitable for all divers. The average visibility is 10-20 meters and access to the dive site is by boat.  You will be able to snorkel and relax in between dives in one of the several sheltered bays. Dives will be at different sites and suitable for all levels of divers. Finally you will return back to Mangawhai before you head back to your hotel.