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Bay of Islands Day Tour & Hole in the Rock Cruise

Bay of Islands Day Tour & Hole in the Rock Cruise

Bay of Islands Day Tour & Hole in the Rock Cruise

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Journey north from Auckland to the Bay of Islands resort town of Paihia. Explore this popular holiday spot before joining an afternoon cruise around the tranquil waters of the Bay of Islands. Cruise out to Cape Brett with its remote lighthouse and see the famous 'Hole in the Rock' at Motukokako Island - you might even be able to sail right through the hole! Keep an eye out for the region's abundant marine wildlife in this region, including penguins, seals, dolphins and whales. After your cruise, board your coach for the return trip to Auckland

  • 12.5 Hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation
    Fully refundable when canceled up to 24 hours prior to departure.

Highlights

  • Listed hotel/motel pick ups and drop-offs
  • Full tour commentary in English
  • Multilingual headsets available in Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese
  • Free wifi on board coach
  • Cruise to the famous 'Hole in the Rock'
  • Dolphins, whales and wildlife

Includes

  • Listed hotel/motel pick ups and drop-offs
  • Full tour commentary in English
  • Multilingual headsets available in Mandarin, Spanish, and Japanese
  • 3-hour catamaran cruise
  • Dolphin and wildlife
  • Free wifi on board coach

  • Meals

Please Note

  • If you would like Multilingual Headsets which provide commentary in Mandarin, Japanese or Spanish, please select this in the ‘optional extras’ menu when booking. Headsets are free of charge

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Starting in Auckland, travel north on a comfortable air-conditioned deluxe coach on this Bay of Islands day tour. Sit back, relax and enjoy the informative commentary as you cross the iconic Harbour Bridge, and soak up New Zealand's spectacular scenery of rural countryside and sub-tropical bush en route to the beautiful Bay of Islands.

After arriving in Paihia, you'll board the Dolphin Seeker, a purpose built catamaran licensed by the Department of Conservation for dolphin and whale viewing. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks as we cruise past the islands of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as our experienced local skippers get you up close to the action.

Cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock. Admire the rock walls towering above you as the skipper navigates right through the narrow space (conditions permitting) before heading back into the inner islands of the Bay.

A picnic lunch is available on this tour (extra cost applies). Lunches must be pre-booked by 6pm the day before travel.

06:50-07:15am - Auckland hotel/motel pick ups
07:30am - Departure from 102 Hobson Street, Auckland central
Parry Kauri Park, Morning tea stop, (time permitting)
11:30am - Arrive in Paihia
12:00-01:30pm - Free time to explore Paihia
01:30pm - Hole in the Rock Cruise departs
04:20pm - Cruise returns to Paihia
04:30pm - Coach departs Paihia for Auckland
08:10pm - Auckland arrival - hotel/motel drop offs

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