Bay of Islands Leisurely

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This North Island Coach Tour from Thrifty Tours, is an excellent way to experience the finest Maritime Park in New Zealand and its many different types of fish, penguins, dolphins, gannets and many other species.

Cross the Auckland Harbour bridge and travel north via the Hibiscus Coast to the beautiful Bay of Islands. Enjoy a visit to the Waitangi Treaty House, and a cruise to Cape Brett and the famous 'Hole in the Rock'.

With plenty of free time, you can experience the many leisure activities that are available in the Bay of Islands. Explore Ninety Mile beach to Cape Reinga, go deep sea fishing or enjoy a dolphin cruise.

This Bay of Islands Leisurely accommodated tour is a great way to explore the Bay, and is an excellent addition to your itinerary on your next holiday to New Zealand.


All of the tours offer a choice of five levels of accommodation, to suit different budgets and holiday styles.

All Accommodation Includes: TV Telephone Ironing facilities Fridge in unit and breakfast available

Motel: Centrally-located motel accommodation, for those on a budget.

Bronze: Clean, comfortable, value for money accommodation.

Silver: Tourist properties with full facilities on site.

Gold: First class tourist properties providing excellent locations and services.

Apartment: Modern apartment-style accommodation, featuring separate bedrooms and kitchen facilities.


Day 1 Auckland - Bay of Islands: North over the Harbour Bridge to Whangarei and Paihia. The afternoon is at your leisure for optional activities, such as a visit to quaint Russell or the Waitangi National Reserve. Stay 2 nights in Paihia.

Day 2 Paihia - Cape Reinga - Paihia: Venture North to Cape Reinga via Puketi Kauri Forest, viewing giant Kauri trees, to where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean meet. Zoom along Ninety Mile Beach. Stop for sightseeing and refreshments (own expense).

Day 3 Cruise - Bay of Islands - Auckland: Cruise the Bay through the intriguing Hole in the Rock. Board your waiting coach and travel back to Auckland once more.


  • Kauri Forest
  • Cape Reinga tour
  • Bay of Islands
  • Cape Brett & Hole in the Rock Cruise


  • Luxury coach transport
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Cruise to Cape Brett and Hole in the Rock
  • Bay of Islands Cruise


Departs: Daily from 7.00am from Auckland Hotels, pick-up time confirmed at time of booking.
Returns: Auckland 8.15pm

TopAdditional Information

Children: Aged 0-12 years are at the child rate, when using existing bedding and sharing a room with 2 adults
Operated By: Thrifty Tours

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