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$323.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour: Bay of Islands Day Trip from Auckland

Your day will begin with a pickup from your Auckland hotel. From here, you will head to Pahia City. Enjoy the spectacular rural and coastal scenery along the way.Your first stop will be to the Parry Kauri Park. Here you will view the two famous, gigantic Kauri trees. Visit the museum or take one of the board walks through the native bush.After this the journey will continue until you reach the next stop, Whanagarei Falls. Stretch your legs stop at Whangarei Falls, which is a beautiful 26m waterfall near the maritime town of Whangarei. It can appear as several parallel columns of water or a large rectangular column depending on whether it has been raining heavily or not.A loop walk allows you to experience the falls from both its top and bottom. There is a picnic table at the bottom, which is a nice spot to check out some of the ducks swimming across the plunge pool before the falls.Explore Pahia which is famous for its white sand beaches and beautiful coastline, with a vast variety of marine wildlife. Enjoy the shops of a bygone era.You will then move on to Haruru Falls, which are a miniature version of the famed Niagara Falls, which offer amazing views. You can also choose to experience Pahia’s top attraction ‘Hole in the Rock and Cape Brett’ cruise.Enjoy the scenery as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock. Hold your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space and admire the rock walls which soar above you. Take in the Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the sheltered waters of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and Bottlenose Dolphins, whales and other marine life as we get you up close to the action from the comfort of Dolphin Seeker.Head back to Auckland and be dropped off at your desired location in Auckland City with a small memento from us.There is tremendous flexibility with this tour too, as a guide can be provided in the following languages for an additional flat rate: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish.

$220.25 Day Trips & Excursions

Bay of Islands Private Full-Day Tour From Auckland

Enjoy the Bay Of Islands in the luxury of a Private Tour! Start your adventure with a convenient pickup from any location in Auckland. Enjoy a three-hour scenic drive through Auckland and into the Far North of New Zealand.  Our first stop will be in Whangarei where you will discover the spectacular 26m high waterfalls surrounded by park, native New Zealand bush and walkways! From there we continue our journey through the beautiful scenic roads towards the Bay Of Islands. On arrival, your private tour guide will take you on a walk around the famous Paihia Beach where you can have something to eat or drink at your choice of cafes and restaurants on the waterfront. Begin a two-hour guided boat cruise in our Island Adventurer where you'll get close to the islands of Ipipiri. You'll also explore the caves, lagoons and rock cliffs around Roberton Island (Motuarohia), then land on the beach and go for a walk up to the beautiful Cook's lookout for amazing views around the Bay of Islands. After you finish your cruise, head back through the scenic roads of the Bay of Islands and be dropped off to your preferred location in Auckland.

$68.14 Tours & Sightseeing

Sandy Bay to Whananaki

Our Sandy Bay to Whananaki tour takes us on a journey through the best the Tutukaka coast has to offer. After picking you up from one of the three pick up points in Whangarei we whisk you out to Sandy Bay to start our tour! Showcasing the best views of the Poor Knights islands and some gorgeous private beaches, you may want to stop on the walk for a swim. As our journey continues we make our way to the Capitaine Bougainville memorial, a monument commemorating the lives of the 16 people who lost their lives in 1975 when the cargo vessel sunk off the coast of Whananaki. After admiring the stunning 360' views at this beautiful setting we continue on to Whananaki to cross the longest footbridge in the Southern Hemisphere. Once arriving at Whananaki a hot lunch awaits us at the reserve, using only the freshest local produce and ingredients. You may want to grab a souvenir or an icecream at the local shop before we head home to Whangarei! Please bring decent walking shoes, swim wear, a towel and sunblock. The walking component of this tour is not difficult, but we will be walking for up to 4 hours. The tour is 7-8 hours and runs on Sunday every week.Please note that this tour is weather dependent, in the instance of adverse weather customers will have the option to reschedule or full refund.

$102.56 Day Trips & Excursions

Delicious Whangarei

The Whangarei region not only has spectacular scenic spots, but also hundreds of skilled food and drink artisans, producing delicious local delicacies. This fabulous tour starts in Whangarei with a morning coffee boost from a local espresso bar, then moves on to a honey manufacturer and an artisan cheese factory. After a snack stop at beautiful Langs Beach, we visit an olive oil grove, a boutique chocolatier and a beautiful vineyard, all within the gorgeous Mangawhai area, just south of Whangarei. The Delicious Whangarei Trail takes you on a whirlwind journey where you be able to meet the lovely locals, learn how their product is created, sample some of the deliciousness, and perhaps take some home for yourself! Tastings and samples are provided at all stops, and a lovely winemakers lunch awaits us at the vineyard.Our Delicious Providers are:Luna Espresso- www.facebook.com/LunaEspressoBarHelmsdale Hives- www.helmsdalehives.co.nzGrinning Gecko Cheese- www.grinninggecko.co.nzBennetts Chocolates- www.bom.co.nzOlives on the Hill- www.olivesonthehill.co.nzTe Whai Bay Winery- www.tewhaibaywines.co.nz Please make sure to book at least a week in advance of your preferred tour date, so that the providers are available for you to visit on that day!

$113.91 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tutukaka Coast Discoverer

Itinerary:Our first stop is the famous Matapouri Beach, regularly named as one of New Zealand’s best beaches, this stunning white sand beach is protected by a narrow entrance that creates a lagoon like feel to the bay. This means we can always find shelter here and it makes for idyllic swimming conditions protected from the wind and waves! From here we will make the short trip to one of our favorite lunch spots depending on what the conditions on the day are like. We will then make a short walk down to Whale Bay to explore one of New Zealand’s most stunning beaches, hemmed in by native bush and only accessible by foot or boat, this Bay is not to be missed! Our last beach for the day will be Whangamumu, here you have the option of relaxing on the protected beach, or enjoying a short coastal walk to take in the view of the Ngunguru Sandspit and Estuary before we head back to Tutukaka or Whangarei.This itinerary is intended as a guide only and may be changed to better suit the conditions on any given day.What to bring:Walking shoesSwim wearTowelDrink bottleSun protection

$172.07 Cultural & Theme Tours

Kauri Coast Explorer

Itinerary:We will depart Whangarei or Tutukaka and make the short drive to Whangarei Falls where you can view the impressive 26m waterfall from the top or make the 10-minute walk to the base. After departing the falls, we will travel to the Kawiti Glow Worm Caves to enjoy a 30-minute guided of the Caves to view a breathtaking display of glow worms overhead and experience these creatures up close and personal. Next stop is Opononi! This beautiful harborside town offers views of the Hokianga Harbour and the towering sand dunes on the far shore, here we will enjoy lunch at one of the local cafes. After a short headland walk to view the Hokianga Harbour entrance and the impressive views up and down the coast, we will make our way toward the beautiful Waipoua Forest. It is here where we will visit one of New Zealand’s iconic natural wonders, Tane Mahuta is our largest know Kauri tree, this behemoth towers at 51m tall and has a girth of nearly 14m. Estimated to be between 1250-2500 years old, Tane Mahuta is a significant part of Maori Culture. Continuing south we will reach the Kai Iwi Lakes, this series of fresh water lakes were created more than 1.8 million years ago and are surrounded by stunning sandy beaches and provide a well-deserved swim after a day of exploring! Once we depart here we will make our way back toward Whangarei and Tutukaka. This itinerary is intended as a guide only, and may be changed to better suit the conditions on any given day.What to bring: • Walking shoes • Swim wear • Towel • Drink bottle • Money for lunch • Sun protection