Bay of Islands Explorer

6 Days
Auckland to Auckland
From (CAD)
$ 4,595
Dates & Pricing

2022/2023 Auckland > Auckland

Tour Map
Tour Code:
BOI
Duration:
6 days
Departure City:
Auckland
Return City:
Auckland

6 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Auckland

    Kia Ora and welcome to Auckland for your two night Special Stay. Celebrate the wonder of New Zealand at tonight’s welcome dinner.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Auckland

    Freechoice

    Choose from a range of Auckland’s attractions. Enjoy an exhilarating sail on an authentic America’s Cup yacht and be part of the crew, take the helm or simply sit back and enjoy the ride as you sail Auckland Harbour. Or, explore the wine and cuisine of Waiheke Island and enjoy tastings of olive oil, wine, as well as a vineyard tour. Alternatively, take a leisurely morning cruise of Auckland’s beautiful harbour and see highlights including Devonport and the Harbour Bridge, discover the Waitakere Ranges as you walk in the lush rainforest and stroll along the black sand beaches, choose to join a small group tour and discover the history and sights of Auckland or visit Auckland’s latest attractions the Weta Workshop Unleashed and the All Blacks Experience.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose between a sunset dinner yacht cruise, Orbit 360 at Sky City, or dinner at the hotel’s Grand Millennium Brasserie.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Auckland > Paihia

    Travel north across Auckland’s busy Harbour Bridge, along the Hibiscus Coast towards the Bay of Islands. Visit Matakohe’s award-winning Kauri Museum and gain an insight into the rich pioneering history of New Zealand’s Northland region. The museum specialises in the legacy of the ancient kauri forests, specifically the strong durable timber and the highly prized kauri gum. Continue to the Waipoua Forest, an ancient green world of towering trees and rare birds, and travel past natural gateways created by huge kauri trees and the fringing of colourful ferns along the road’s edge.

    Enrich

    The sense of awe you feel as you see the mighty T-ane Mahuta kauri tree for the first time is unforgettable. Listen to the interactive interpretation from your local Maori guide about the importance of the ‘Lord of the Forest’ to both the natural environment and the Maori people.

    Sundowners

    Relax over an evening drink watching the sunset at Copthorne Bay of Islands.

    Your base for the next three nights is Paihia.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Paihia

    Freechoice

    Cruise the calm inland waters of the Bay of Islands with lunch included or enjoy a ferry ride to Russell, the birthplace of European settlement in New Zealand. Alternatively, discover the very best of the bay on a scenic cruise and journey through the Hole in the Rock (weather permitting) or join a Taste
    of the Bay tour.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Paihia

    Enrich

    Travel to the very top of New Zealand – Cape Reinga. Explore the magnificent lighthouse and see where the waters of the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean meet. Discover this remote and magical place of deep spiritual significance to the Maori then enjoy the thrill of travelling along Ninety Mile Beach and marvel at the immense sand dunes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  6. Day 6 - Paihia > Auckland

    Discover the birthplace of modern New Zealand at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds with a Maori guide. See the world’s largest waka, a ceremonial war canoe, over 70 years old but still used every year on 6 February to celebrate New Zealand’s Waitangi Day.

    Enrich

    Enjoy an authentic Maori cultural performance inside the beautifully carved meeting house including a traditional Maori welcome, waiata (singing), poi, stick games, Maori weaponry, as well as the famous haka.

    Head south via the city of Whangarei and arrive back in Auckland where it’s time to bid a fond farewell to your new friends and the wonders of New Zealand.

    Please book your flight to depart out of Auckland after 08:30 PM.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Handcrafted luxury inclusions
  • Fully escorted group touring
  • 3 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 13 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
  • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
  • 1 memorable Scenic Special Stay
  • 10 meals – 5 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L) and 4 dinners (D)
  • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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