BAY OF ISLANDS. 5 Days/4 nights
Day 1. AUCKLAND - BAY OF ISLANDS.
7.30am. Depart Auckland (102 Hobson Street) by Intercity/Great Sights coach
11.30am. Arrive Bay of Islands and leave your bags at your accommodation. (Check in may not be available until 2pm).
Days, 2, 3, 4 BAY OF ISLANDS
3 free days to explore at your leisure.
** You have a day pass to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds which you can use any day. The Treaty Grounds are a pleasant 20 minute stroll along the waterfront. We recommend allowing at least 3 hours for the full experience. Enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, see James Busby's House sent in kitset form from Sydney in 1834, enjoy a scintillating Maori Concert, and time in the excellent museum portraying the events around the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on the 6th February,1840. Also experience the new (opened February 2020) Maori Battalion museum showing the heroic actions in World War 2. Make your way back to your accommodation when you wish. (Taxis are available between Paihia and Waitangi for a reasonable cost.)
** Also included is a 4 hour cruise on the Bay of Islands to Cape Brett and through the 'Hole in the Rock' - weather permitting. Enjoy an hour stopover on one of the islands in the Bay.
Cape Reinga tours will operate daily from 26 September - extra cost $155
Day 5. BAY OF ISLANDS - AUCKLAND
Return to Auckland by Intercity coach.
We recommend staying longer in the Bay of Islands.