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Spectacular Bay of Islands

4 Days 1 Country 2 Cities

Discover the beautiful Bay of Islands' marine life and learn about New Zealand history on this Mini Stays trip.

"The vacation of our life"

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About this trip

Relax in the beautiful Bay of Islands, discover its marine life and learn about New Zealand history at the Waitangi Treaty Reserve.


Trip type: Mini Stay

Trip code: ZB4

3 Nights

accommodation

0 Meals
On-trip Transport

Internal flights not included.

What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage, local tips and charges

    • Four days including sightseeing and Bay of Islands cruise

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

    • All hotel charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • Airport transfers in Auckland

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Spectacular Bay of Islands

Your Itinerary

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  • 2 of 4
  • 3 of 4
  • 4 of 4

Day 1

Auckland - Bay of Islands (2 Nights)

Day 2

Bay of Islands Free Time

Day 3

Bay of Islands - Auckland

Day 4

Depart Auckland

Day 1

Auckland - Bay of Islands (2 Nights) Day 1 - Auckland - Bay of Islands (2 Nights)

Depart Auckland by coach for the Bay of Islands. On arrival in Paihia visit the Waitangi Treaty Reserve. You'll have time on your own to learn about New Zealand's early Maori and European history. Then board the Dolphin Seeker, a purpose-built catamaran, and meet your experienced local skipper for a cruise through the beautiful clear waters. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as you get up close to the action. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock. You'll be holding your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space. Take in the unique sights of Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the inner islands of the Bay.

Hotel

Copthorne Resort, Water View

Meals

  • Dinner

Hotel

Copthorne Resort, Water View

Meals

  • Dinner

Day 1

Day 2

Bay of Islands Free Time Day 2 - Bay of Islands Free Time

Today is yours to explore. Perhaps take a short ferry ride to the first capital of New Zealand, historic Russell. Or wander to the famous flag pole of Hone Heke for panoramic views of the Bay of islands. Enjoy day sailing on the historic R Tucker Thompson, perhaps swim with the dolphins or even try your hand at sea kayaking. Tonight you can choose to dine at one of the local cafés or restaurants on the waterfront.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

Bay of Islands - Auckland Day 3 - Bay of Islands - Auckland

Relax or explore on your own this morning. Perhaps spend time in a local café or ride a historic ferry to Russell, the first capital of New Zealand. Later this afternoon you will return to Auckland.

Hotel

The Langham

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

The Langham

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 3

Day 4

Depart Auckland Day 4 - Depart Auckland

You will be transferred to Auckland Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime).

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 4

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Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most regions or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage, local tips and charges

    • Four days including sightseeing and Bay of Islands cruise

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver, Driver Guide only on Mini-Stays

    • All hotel charges and local taxes

    • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday

    • Airport transfers in Auckland

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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