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Spectacular Bay of Islands

4 Days 1 Country 3 Cities

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

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    • Departures between 1 Oct 2018-31 Mar 2019 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.
    • Mini Stays start daily 1 November 2017 to 31 March 2019
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    • *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings and Great Sights.
    • As this Mini Stay departs at 6.45am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
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    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
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    Auckland, New Zealand

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    i Flights available

    Early payment discount

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    Code: XXXXX

      Extensions available for this trip

      Secure your trip with a deposit today

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Departures between 1 Oct 2018-31 Mar 2019 are subject to price, itinerary and hotel modification.
      • Mini Stays start daily 1 November 2017 to 31 March 2019
      • Young Traveller Discount Save up to
      • *Air: Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.
      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • This trip is operated in conjunction with our sister company and South Pacific Specialists - AAT Kings and Great Sights.
      • As this Mini Stay departs at 6.45am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Just add water and enjoy an unforgettable cruise through the pristine turquoise depths of the Bay of Islands in the curious company of bottlenose dolphins and whales as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, the majestic Hole in the Rock and Grand Cathedral Cave.


      Trip type: Mini Stay

      Trip code: ZB4

      3 Nights

      accommodation

      4 Meals
      • 1 Buffet Breakfast

      • 3 Dinners

      On-trip Transport

      Internal flights not included.

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      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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 in Auckland

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

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


       

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      Auckland - Bay of Islands (2 Nights)

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      Bay of Islands - Auckland

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      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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        • 1 Buffet Breakfast

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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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 in Auckland

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

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


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        I found the staff at the Capthorn Hotel very friendly and helpful . A very efficient shuttle service. The food was excellent and the room with the view was wonderful. One thing I would have liked to have seen and photographed was the Hunterwasser Toilets . This was on the way to Paihia in

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