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4 Day Beach It Bay of Islands Adventure Tour

Days
4

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$552

North Island
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JUNE SALE NOW ON!!

We are pleased to announce our biggest sale yet.

For bookings made during June 2019 you will receive a whopping 20% off all tours (excluding December & January departures). 

For a purposeful trip that will take you out of Auckland for a few days and bring you to the spectacular beaches north of Auckland for a fun time in the sun, this 4 Day Beach It Bay of Islands Adventure Tour in New Zealand will get you there. There’s more to this trip though than just sand or water. A journey up north also provides an ideal introduction into how New Zealand was settled in its early days, and how the perception about New Zealand forests changed from employment in the past to conservation today.

On this marvellous journey around the winterless North, expect to be delighted by golden beaches, warm turquoise waters, wonderful hikes, and fantastic cycle rides. Don’t pass up the wonderful opportunity to hike to the powerful Haruru Falls, experience the thrill of Opononi dunes on a sand board, stand in awe before our native Kauri trees (the giants of Waipoua Forest), or walk around the town of Paihia to discover its history.

The scenic Bay of Islands is made for sailing, so hop on a watercraft, bask in the sun, and watch the world go by. Don’t miss stopping by at the historic grounds where the New Zealand Treaty of Waitangi was signed, then explore the surrounding ancient Kauri forest hiking under the towering canopy to understand New Zealand’s irresistible natural appeal.

If you want to see what New Zealand has in store for you, the “Beach It” tour makes a fantastic taster tour that can be easily extended for a much longer and more comprehensive journey around North Island, or even a more ambitious, full New Zealand adventure.

Beach It Bay of Islands Tour

Learn about Maori Culture at Waitangi

Beach It Bay of Islands Adventure Tour

Bay of Islands

Beach It Bay of Islands Adventure Tour

Hokianga Harbour

Beach It Bay of Islands Adventure Tour

Bay of Islands campgrounds

Beach It Bay of Islands Adventure Tour

Orewa Beach

Beach It Bay of Islands Adventure Tour

Haruru Falls

Beach It Bay of Islands Adventure Tour

Sandboarding

Beach It Bay of Islands Adventure Tour New Zealand

Beach It Bay of Islands Adventure Tour New Zealand

Beach It Bay of Islands Adventure Tour New Zealand

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Auckland to the Bay of Islands(D)

We leave the City of Sails (Auckland) at 10am heading north to the golden beaches and warm waters of the Bay of Islands. On route we take time for a break, and a quick swim for those that are keen, at beautiful Uretiti beach. It’s a great place to relax and make use of the Frisbee, football and rugby ball on board. We then head to the historically significant town of Paihia, the main gateway for the Bay of Islands before doing a highly recommend mangrove walk to the thundering Haruru waterfalls. Our campsite is nestled next to the river and we will be spending 2 nights here giving you time to explore the best of the Bay.

Meals: Dinner
Bike Rides: Forest trail rides that will give you views of the Bay of Islands, good exercise and go past the Haruru Waterfalls.
Walks and Hikes: A great afternoon walk taking you past mangroves, over boardwalks, through forest before ending at the Haruru Waterfalls. A beautiful walk and highly recommended!
Optional Activities: Waitangi Treaty House (Maori culture), twilight kayaking
Available Upgrades: Yes (limited options)
Drive Distance: Approx. 4 hours

Day 2Bay of Islands(B,D)

Experience a full day exploring the Bay of Islands and its turquoise waters. This subtropical region is the perfect playground for water lovers and a great place to soak up the sunshine. With a staggering 144 islands, the Bay of Islands offers swimming, sailing, parasailing, dolphin swimming, kayaking plus much more along with some excellent walks in the native forests. This region is also home to some of the oldest European settlements in New Zealand.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Bike Rides: If not doing an activity hop on a bike to explore Paihia
Walks and Hikes: If not doing an activity walk into Paihia or take a trip over to the historic town of Russell
Optional Activities: Sailing, fishing, diving, dolphin swimming, kayaking, parasailing, Maori Culture
Available Upgrades: Yes (limited options)
Drive Distance: No driving today

Day 3Bay of Islands to Orewa(B,D)

Today we cross the top of the north to the giant sand dunes of Opononi for beach fun and optional sand boarding. After time on the dunes we head to Waipoua Forest, home to the giant Kauri trees and a variety of scenic short walks and bike rides. We end the day heading down the Hibiscus Coast to our beachside camp at Orewa. Enjoy a tasty evening meal with a sea view before a spot of star gazing in the crystal-clear skies.

The roads around this region pass through forest dominated by huge kauri trees. These tower above you at heights of up to 60 metres with a trunk five or more in diameter. These trees are slow growing and some are over 2000 years old. Beautiful Opononi is an excellent stop with its endless dunes lined by beautiful pohutakawa trees (the New Zealand Christmas tree).

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Bike Rides: Ride through the Waipoua forest and the historic settlement of Donnelleys crossing and later on in the day there's a short casual ride around quiet estuary walkway
Walks and Hikes: Enjoy getting up close and personal as you walk through one of New Zealand’s largest remaining protected Kauri tree forests.
Optional Activities: Sand boarding
Available Upgrades: Yes
Drive Distance: Approx. 3-4 hours

Day 4Orewa to Auckland(B)

Orewa is often blessed with a beautiful sunrise over the sea which is well worth an early start before we travel the short distance to Auckland arriving by 9:30am where we say our final farewells.

Meals: Breakfast
Bike Rides: 8km – Te Ara Tahuna Estuary Cycleway
Optional Activities: Sand boarding, hot pools
Drive Distance: Approx 50 minutes

COST PER PERSON

Oct 2019 - Apr 2020

  • JUNE SALE: NZ$552
  • NZ$690 

OPTIONS

  • Bike Hire: NZ$80
  • Bike (bring your own): NZ$30
  • Single Tent Upgrade: NZ$60
  • Sleeping Bag Hire: NZ$40

Itinerary

Open All
Day 1Auckland to the Bay of Islands(D)

We leave the City of Sails (Auckland) at 10am heading north to the golden beaches and warm waters of the Bay of Islands. On route we take time for a break, and a quick swim for those that are keen, at beautiful Uretiti beach. It’s a great place to relax and make use of the Frisbee, football and rugby ball on board. We then head to the historically significant town of Paihia, the main gateway for the Bay of Islands before doing a highly recommend mangrove walk to the thundering Haruru waterfalls. Our campsite is nestled next to the river and we will be spending 2 nights here giving you time to explore the best of the Bay.

Meals: Dinner
Bike Rides: Forest trail rides that will give you views of the Bay of Islands, good exercise and go past the Haruru Waterfalls.
Walks and Hikes: A great afternoon walk taking you past mangroves, over boardwalks, through forest before ending at the Haruru Waterfalls. A beautiful walk and highly recommended!
Optional Activities: Waitangi Treaty House (Maori culture), twilight kayaking
Available Upgrades: Yes (limited options)
Drive Distance: Approx. 4 hours

Day 2Bay of Islands(B,D)

Experience a full day exploring the Bay of Islands and its turquoise waters. This subtropical region is the perfect playground for water lovers and a great place to soak up the sunshine. With a staggering 144 islands, the Bay of Islands offers swimming, sailing, parasailing, dolphin swimming, kayaking plus much more along with some excellent walks in the native forests. This region is also home to some of the oldest European settlements in New Zealand.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Bike Rides: If not doing an activity hop on a bike to explore Paihia
Walks and Hikes: If not doing an activity walk into Paihia or take a trip over to the historic town of Russell
Optional Activities: Sailing, fishing, diving, dolphin swimming, kayaking, parasailing, Maori Culture
Available Upgrades: Yes (limited options)
Drive Distance: No driving today

Day 3Bay of Islands to Orewa(B,D)

Today we cross the top of the north to the giant sand dunes of Opononi for beach fun and optional sand boarding. After time on the dunes we head to Waipoua Forest, home to the giant Kauri trees and a variety of scenic short walks and bike rides. We end the day heading down the Hibiscus Coast to our beachside camp at Orewa. Enjoy a tasty evening meal with a sea view before a spot of star gazing in the crystal-clear skies.

The roads around this region pass through forest dominated by huge kauri trees. These tower above you at heights of up to 60 metres with a trunk five or more in diameter. These trees are slow growing and some are over 2000 years old. Beautiful Opononi is an excellent stop with its endless dunes lined by beautiful pohutakawa trees (the New Zealand Christmas tree).

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Bike Rides: Ride through the Waipoua forest and the historic settlement of Donnelleys crossing and later on in the day there's a short casual ride around quiet estuary walkway
Walks and Hikes: Enjoy getting up close and personal as you walk through one of New Zealand’s largest remaining protected Kauri tree forests.
Optional Activities: Sand boarding
Available Upgrades: Yes
Drive Distance: Approx. 3-4 hours

Day 4Orewa to Auckland(B)

Orewa is often blessed with a beautiful sunrise over the sea which is well worth an early start before we travel the short distance to Auckland arriving by 9:30am where we say our final farewells.

Meals: Breakfast
Bike Rides: 8km – Te Ara Tahuna Estuary Cycleway
Optional Activities: Sand boarding, hot pools
Drive Distance: Approx 50 minutes

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