What To Expect
Day 1: Auckland - Russel - Paihia
After pick-up from hotel or Quay Street, we head over to Auckland Harbor Bridge via Auckland's northern suburbs. We will pass by Whangarei, Northland's only city and largest port. Then, we continue on to Waitangi Treaty House, the site of the historic treaty between the Maori and European pioneers.
Our next stop is at Russell. Tour around this fascinating township with its early whaling and political history.
Then we head over to the hotel located on the waterfront of Paihia, where we will stay for the next two nights.
Day 2: Cape Reinga
We first visit Gumdigger's Park, an early European settlement where an ancient Kauri forest was buried thousands of years ago. Then we travel by coach along the magnificent Ninety Mile Beach.
Next we visit Te Paki Stream. Here you will get the chance to climb the huge sand dunes of this desert-like area.
Finally, we will explore Cape Reinga. It is the highest point of New Zealand where the Pacific Ocean crashes into the Tasman Sea. Enjoy the sweeping views of this dramatic location.
Day 3: Hole in the Rock Cruise - Auckland
On the last day of our tour, we go on a Hole in the Rock Cruise. Cruise around the 144 islands that make this location so famous as you head towards Motukakoko (Piercy Island). If conditions permit, we travel through the iconic 210 ft hole at sea level created by wind and waves. Keep a look out for bottle-nose dolphins and other marine life.
After the cruise, you will have some free time to explore Paihia or simply relax on the beach. We return to Auckland in the early evening.
Pick-up from and drop-off at Auckland Inner City hotels/motels*
2 nights hotel accommodation on single, twin or triple sharing basis, depending on option selected
Hole in the Rock cruise
Cape Reinga tour
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
Children 4 years old and below are free of charge, provided they share a bed with an adult and do not occupy a seat on the coach. Meals will be charged accordingly.
A child cannot share a triple room with 3 adults. This would require 2 rooms to be booked due to maximum room occupancy being exceeded.
*Pick-up times may vary depending on traffic and location of hotel.View Hotel Pick-up list. Guests without hotel pick-up may proceed to the meeting point at 54 Hobson Street.
There will be no refunds for unused tour portions.
Extra night and deluxe accommodations are available. Please inquire.
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