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3 Day Bay of Islands Winterless North Adventure Tour

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3

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Overview

Experience the “Winterless North” and bask in the sun as you explore New Zealand’s Northland region on the 3 Day Bay of Islands Winterless North Adventure Tour. Make the most of the many stops along the way, and enjoy an assortment of activities, from sky diving to dolphin swimming, while in Paihia.

This tour leaves Auckland and makes a great addition before going on some of our other North Island tours. Come to rest at Haka Lodge Paihia, our welcoming penthouse backpackers offering unparalleled views.

Bay of Islands Winterless North Adventure Tour

Bay of Islands Winterless North Adventure Tour

Bay of Islands Winterless North Adventure Tour

Bay of Islands Winterless North Adventure Tour

Itinerary

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Day 1Auckland to Pahia

Kia ora! Nau mai, haere mai ki Aotearoa!

Hello and welcome to New Zealand –The Land of the Long White Cloud!

After our 8am welcome breakfast, we’ll kick off our tour with a leisurely scenic drive to the subtropical “Winterless North”.

The Northland region is home to some seriously ancient and impressive kauri forests. We’ll stroll through the largest of these – the Waipoua Forest – to meet Tane Mahuta, the hugest of them all. At over 1,250 years old and over 51 metres tall, he’s looking pretty good for his age.

We’ll also visit Hokianga Harbour, unique for its 150 metre high sand dunes. When the weather's fine and the tides are on our side, you've got the option of sandboarding down into the beautiful water – it's an unforgettable experience worth the cheap and cheerful price!

We reach the town of Paihia, the jewel of the Bay of Islands, in the early evening. As the sun sets, we’ll treat you all to a fish and chips feast overlooking the water. It doesn’t get more Kiwi than that!

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Meet Tane Mahuta - the ancient kauri tree and 'Lord of the Forest'
  • Marvel at Hokianga Harbour and its giant sand dunes
  • Fish and Chips Dinner iIn Paihia with views across the Bay – our treat!
Day 2Pahia

With more than 140 sub-tropical islands dotted around the coastline, how will you spend your day in the Bay?

Hitting the water is the best way to enjoy the coves and beaches of this corner of paradise, and the options are endless. Cruise through a natural rock archway, explore the ocean floor on a scuba mission, or sail in search of the local dolphins. Check out our optional activities for ideas or hit up your guide for inspiration.

For an epic day out, take a road trip to Cape Reinga – the northernmost tip of New Zealand – to see where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean collide. It’s an unforgettable sight.

Whatever you choose, you’ll have epic stories to swap with your travel buddies tonight as the sun sets on an awesome day.

This evening hop on board a catamaran for a Sundowner Cruise! Departing at 5pm you'll enjoy some smooth sailing aboard a catamaran and explore the inner bays of Paihia, Opua, Russel and Waitangi from a different perspective.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Sundowner Cruise aboard a catamaran
Day 3Pahia to Auckland

oday, discover the Bay of Islands’ important role in New Zealand’s history with a trip to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. We love bringing you here, it’s a truly unforgettable insight into Māori culture. The 35-metre carved waka (ceremonial war canoe), the world’s biggest, is a must-see.

After lunch we say goodbye to the Bay. We make time for a very special rest stop in Kawakawa to check out the grass-roofed, mosaic-covered, cobblestoned Hundertwasser Toilets. There’s even a living tree in there.

There are some beautiful waterfalls around the area, if you know where to look – and we certainly do! So we’ll stop off at one of them, depending on the weather and what your Haka Guide’s favourite spot is.

We head back to Auckland via Northland’s east coast, which boasts stunning beaches and coastal walks. Be sure to have your swimwear handy – if time permits, your Haka Guide will take you to some of their top locations!

After an epic day, we reach the bright lights of the City of Sails in the early evening – and bid farewell to your new pals from tour. Tonight's accommodation is also included.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds the birthplace of today's New Zealand
  • Check out local landmark by Hundertwasser at the wacky and wonderful Kawakawa toilets
  • Explore the east coast and get to know its stunning beaches and coastal walks

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Auckland to Pahia

Kia ora! Nau mai, haere mai ki Aotearoa!

Hello and welcome to New Zealand –The Land of the Long White Cloud!

After our 8am welcome breakfast, we’ll kick off our tour with a leisurely scenic drive to the subtropical “Winterless North”.

The Northland region is home to some seriously ancient and impressive kauri forests. We’ll stroll through the largest of these – the Waipoua Forest – to meet Tane Mahuta, the hugest of them all. At over 1,250 years old and over 51 metres tall, he’s looking pretty good for his age.

We’ll also visit Hokianga Harbour, unique for its 150 metre high sand dunes. When the weather's fine and the tides are on our side, you've got the option of sandboarding down into the beautiful water – it's an unforgettable experience worth the cheap and cheerful price!

We reach the town of Paihia, the jewel of the Bay of Islands, in the early evening. As the sun sets, we’ll treat you all to a fish and chips feast overlooking the water. It doesn’t get more Kiwi than that!

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Meet Tane Mahuta - the ancient kauri tree and 'Lord of the Forest'
  • Marvel at Hokianga Harbour and its giant sand dunes
  • Fish and Chips Dinner iIn Paihia with views across the Bay – our treat!
Day 2Pahia

With more than 140 sub-tropical islands dotted around the coastline, how will you spend your day in the Bay?

Hitting the water is the best way to enjoy the coves and beaches of this corner of paradise, and the options are endless. Cruise through a natural rock archway, explore the ocean floor on a scuba mission, or sail in search of the local dolphins. Check out our optional activities for ideas or hit up your guide for inspiration.

For an epic day out, take a road trip to Cape Reinga – the northernmost tip of New Zealand – to see where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean collide. It’s an unforgettable sight.

Whatever you choose, you’ll have epic stories to swap with your travel buddies tonight as the sun sets on an awesome day.

This evening hop on board a catamaran for a Sundowner Cruise! Departing at 5pm you'll enjoy some smooth sailing aboard a catamaran and explore the inner bays of Paihia, Opua, Russel and Waitangi from a different perspective.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Sundowner Cruise aboard a catamaran
Day 3Pahia to Auckland

oday, discover the Bay of Islands’ important role in New Zealand’s history with a trip to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. We love bringing you here, it’s a truly unforgettable insight into Māori culture. The 35-metre carved waka (ceremonial war canoe), the world’s biggest, is a must-see.

After lunch we say goodbye to the Bay. We make time for a very special rest stop in Kawakawa to check out the grass-roofed, mosaic-covered, cobblestoned Hundertwasser Toilets. There’s even a living tree in there.

There are some beautiful waterfalls around the area, if you know where to look – and we certainly do! So we’ll stop off at one of them, depending on the weather and what your Haka Guide’s favourite spot is.

We head back to Auckland via Northland’s east coast, which boasts stunning beaches and coastal walks. Be sure to have your swimwear handy – if time permits, your Haka Guide will take you to some of their top locations!

After an epic day, we reach the bright lights of the City of Sails in the early evening – and bid farewell to your new pals from tour. Tonight's accommodation is also included.

INCLUDED

  • Breakfast
  • Guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds the birthplace of today's New Zealand
  • Check out local landmark by Hundertwasser at the wacky and wonderful Kawakawa toilets
  • Explore the east coast and get to know its stunning beaches and coastal walks

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