Bay of Islands Day Trip from Auckland with Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

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Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands
Hole in the Rock Cruise
Hole in the Rock Cruise
Cape Brett Lighthouse
Cape Brett Lighthouse
Dolphin Watching
Dolphin Watching
Cruising towards Cape Brett
Cruising towards Cape Brett
Piercy Island "The Hole in the Rock"
Piercy Island "The Hole in the Rock"
Bay of Islands Day Trip from Auckland with Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise - Picture 7
Treaty House, Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Treaty House, Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Whare Runanga (meeting house), Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Whare Runanga (meeting house), Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands
Auckland Harbour Bridge
Auckland Harbour Bridge

What To Expect

Discover the beauty of the Bay of Islands - go dolphin watching, see Cape Brett and cruise to The Hole in the Rock. Choose an optional tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for an insight into New Zealand's Maori history.


Bay of Islands Tours
Departs From:
Meeting Point:
Hotel Pick-up or Sky City Coach Terminal
12 hours
daily at 7:30 AM
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Cross the Auckland Harbour Bridge, traveling north via the Hibiscus Coast to the beautiful Bay of Islands - a haven for people who enjoy sea activities and the beauty of uncrowded sandy beaches and native forests. Soak up New Zealand's spectacular scenery of rural countryside and sub-tropical bush as you approach the Bay of Islands.

After arriving in Paihia, enjoy a dolphin watching cruise aboard the Dolphin Seeker, our purpose-built catamaran licensed by the Department of Conservation for dolphin and whale viewing. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks as we cruise past the islands of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and bottle-nose dolphins, whales and other marine life as our experienced local skippers get you up close to the action.

Cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock (Piercy Island). Admire the rock walls towering above you as the skipper navigates right through the narrow space. Take in the unique sights of the Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the inner islands of the Bay.

Add a guided tour of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds* where in 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between Maori and the British Crown. Explore the original Treaty House, one of New Zealand's oldest and most visited historic homes and the Te Whare Runanga, a fully carved Maori meeting house, which is representative of all iwi (regional tribes) in New Zealand. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds offer a truly unique insight into New Zealand's early history.

A picnic lunch is available on this tour (if option is selected).


  • Pick-up and drop-off at selected Auckland hotels

  • Full day Bay of Islands tour

  • Hole in the Rock and dolphin watching cruise

  • Guided Tour of Waitangi Treaty Grounds (if option is selected)

  • Picnic Lunch (if option is selected)

  • Admission fees


  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Available Languages

  • All tours include a comprehensive English commentary by the driver guide while headsets are provided in Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese.

Lunch Menu

  • Chicken salad with fresh bread

  • Cake

  • Mixed fruit and nuts

Please Note

  • Tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.

  • Children under 5 years old are free of charge when not occupying a seat.

  • Tour operates on Christmas Day and Waitangi Day (February 6) but does not include the visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds on these holidays.

  • Vegetarian option for picnic lunch is available upon request.

  • If your hotel is not on the list, you may choose to proceed to Sky City Coach Terminal. Please indicate your choice upon booking.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 2 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 1 day or less prior to date of activity.

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