Travel with us from Auckland to Paihia on board a luxury tour coach. Setting off from central Auckland, you'll travel over Auckland’s Harbour Bridge via the North Shore and through the lush countryside to Warkworth. If time permits, we'll make a quick stop at the Parry Kauri Park where you'll be able to view one of world’s mightiest trees, the native New Zealand kauri.
Continue through Warkworth, rich in heritage and a hub which services the wider region of Matakana, Leigh, Snells Beach and Kawau Island. Pass through Wellsford, a busy country township which services the local farming and horticultural communities.
Stop for morning tea in Kaiwaka, a little town known for its decorative lighting displays at night. Continue north over the Brynderwyn hills, along the Waipu Straits and on to Whangarei – New Zealand’s northernmost city.
At the end of your coach tour, you'll arrive at the small sea-side township of Paihia in the beautiful Bay of Islands. From here you'll be at leisure to explore the region and its many scenic highlights. We recommend taking a dolphin watching cruise or visiting Cape Reinga while you're staying in the Bay of Islands - ask your driver guide for more info about booking these and many other Bay of Islands sightseeing tour options.
06:50-07:15am - Auckland hotel/motel pick ups
07:30am - Departure from 102 Hobson Street, Auckland central
11:15am - 12:00pm - Arrival at Paihia - Hotel/motel drop offs