Pre-tour extension: Bay of Islands

The Northland region enjoys a subtropical climate and is good all year round. It is famous for its beautiful white sandy beaches and centuries-old Kauri forests, but also for being the first region occupied by British settlers and therefore of major historical interest. The Maori culture is also very present.

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Arrival In Auckland

(B, L) Auckland – Paihia 230 Km

 (B) Bay Of Islands

(B, L) Cape Reinga 525 Km

(B) Paihia – Auckland 230 Km

DAY 1

Auckland

ARRIVAL IN AUCKLAND

 

  • Arrival in Auckland.
  • Transfer to your hotel.
  • The rest of the day free to recover from the trip.
  • Or explore the city centre and the harbor area at your convenience.
  • Night in Auckland.

Night at Auckland City Hotel 4 *

DAY 2

Auckland

(B, L) AUCKLAND – PAIHIA 230 KM

 

Formerly Kororareka, Russell was the first settlement established by settlers and missionaries in the early 19th century.

  • Departure this morning to the Northland region.
  • Arrival in Paihia in the end of the morning.
  • Light lunch before boarding the ferry to Russell.
  • Take a short tour of Russell’s colonial history.
  • Afterwards, visit the Waitangi site where the treaty was signed between the Maori people and the British crown at the origin of the constitution of New Zealand.
  • Settle in Paihia for 3 nights.

Night at the Kingsgate Hotel Paihia 3 + *

DAY 3

Bay of Islands

 

(B) BAY OF ISLANDS

 

It is a seaside destination, big game fishing and sailing of the most appreciated of the country.

  • Morning cruise on the Bay of Islands where there are 144 islets.
  • You will meet the dolphins that spawn in its waters with the possibility of swimming with them to complete the experience.
  • Return to Paihia in the late morning.
  • Rest of the day free for relaxation.

Night at the Kingsgate Hotel Paihia 3 + *

DAY 4

Cape Reinga

 

(B, L) CAPE REINGA 525 KM

Cape Reinga, with its solitary lighthouse and its windswept vegetation, is a wild and invigorating landscape that comes to you, magnified by the stormy encounter between the two seas, the Sea of Tasmania and the Pacific Ocean. The Maori legend tells that it is from an old tree Pohutukawa that hangs on the ocean that the spirit of the deceased takes flight to return to the original land of this Polynesian people: Hawaiki.

  • Excursion to the northern tip of the country, Cape Reinga
  • Lunch on the way.
  • Return to Paihia in the afternoon.

Night at the Kingsgate Hotel Paihia 3 + *

DAY 5

Auckland

 

(B) PAIHIA – AUCKLAND 230 KM

 

  • Return to Auckland in the morning.
  • Arrival around noon.
The price includes:
  • Airport transfer upon arrival in Auckland.
  • Buffet breakfasts.
  • 2 picnic lunches.
  • Transport by tourist coach or private vehicle, according to the chosen formula.
  • All entry fees at the indicated sites.
  • Ferry to Russell.
  • Historic site of Waitangi.
  • Cruise with dolphins.
  • Excursion to Cape Reinga.
  • Local tax GST 15%.
The price does not include:
  • Any benefits outside the tour dates.
  • Meals not mentioned in the program.
  • Optional activities.
  • Personal expenses and tips (not mandatory).
  • Settle in the rooms before 14:00.
  • Porters in hotels and airports.

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