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Bay of Islands Extension

  • Bay of Islands
  • 3 nights from
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  • Trip Code: EX-1131

Holiday Overview

A three-hour drive or 35 minute flight north of Auckland, the Bay of Islands encompasses 144 islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula and includes the boutique towns of Opua, Paihia, Russell and Kerikeri.

Embark on a voyage of discovery and enjoy the beauty of this area when you join a daily cruise, charter a yacht or hire a sea kayak. Once you’re around Tapeka Point - just north of Russell - you’ll enter a maritime adventure playground with an abundance of wildlife including penguins, dolphins, marlin, whales, gannets and more.

There are also excellent trips by sea or air to spectacular Cape Brett and the ‘Hole in the Rock’ on Piercy Island.

Bay of Islands Extension includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation Paihia
  • Intercity Coach transfer or Car Hire

Day 1 - Auckland - Bay of Islands

Take the 3-4hr drive or Intercity coach transfer from Auckland to Pahia. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.


Day 2 - Bay Of Islands

A full day at leisure to expolre, perhaps visit nearby Kerikeri and the Rainbow Falls, or take a cruise to Cape Brett and the much photographed "Hole in the Rock" at Motukokako Island


Day 3 - Bay of Islands

Another full day to explore, perhaps take a full day trip to Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach and the Puketi Kauri Forest?


Day 4 - Bay of Islands - Auckland

Return to Auckland, by self drive or Intercity coach transfer

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