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Day One: Auckland – Bay of Island
Depart Auckland and travel by coach north over Auckland’s Harbour Bridge and along the Hibiscus Coast, with golden sand beaches. Along the journey you may be able to view the kauri, one of New Zealand’s mighty native trees. The journey continues, travelling through Whangarei arriving in the beautiful township of Paihia in the Bay of Islands. Today you will visit and have a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds the site of the historic treaty between the Maori and European pioneers. View a magnificent Maori meeting house and large war canoe. Remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure to explore Paihia.
Evening Accommodation: Scenic Circle Bay of Islands Hotel or similar
Day Two: Cape Reinga Day Excursion
Your tour departs Paihia and takes you by road north through rolling heavily forested hill country, including the Puketi Kauri Forest, an ancient subtropical rainforest. For the final leg of your journey to the top of the North Island of New Zealand you will travel along the aptly named Ninety Mile Beach to Cape Reinga, where two great oceans meet at the very top of New Zealand. A buffet style lunch is included on the tour and a stop will be made at a local museum, ( contains good information pertaining to the original Maori and early European settlement of this area). The tour returns to Paihia late afternoon.
Day Three : Paihia – Dolphin and Hole in the Rock Cruise
This morning enjoy a cruise to Cape Brett and Piercy Island and discover the Bay’s highlights from the water. Sea conditions permitting travel through the cavernous Hole in the Rock and marvel at what nature has created. Spot dolphins frolicking, seals and more. Returned to Russell with a sightseeing tour of this historic township. Enjoy some shopping alone the waterfront before returning to Paihia. Remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure to explore Paihia.
Day Four: Bay of Islands – Auckland
This morning enjoy to enjoy Paihia. Early-afternoon you will return to Auckland by coach. On arriving in Auckland you will be transferred to your central city accommodation at which time your tour will conclude.