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

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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.

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Duration: 13 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Admission fees / Picnic Lunch / English-speaking guide/driver
With Waitangi Tour and Lunch

Duration: 13 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Admission fees / Picnic Lunch / English-speaking guide/driver

Schedule

  • 07:20-07:30

    Pick-up at Auckland Hotels or Check-in at Sky City Coach Terminal

  • Begin Your Journey to the Bay of Islands

    Travel on comfortable and air-conditioned deluxe coaches and cross the Auckland Harbor Bridge through the Hibiscus Coast. Soak up New Zealand's spectacular scenery of rural countryside and sub-tropical bush as you journey to the Bay of Islands.

  • Dolphin Seeker in Paihia

    Board the Dolphin Seeker, a catamaran specifically built for this adventure. Marvel at the beauty of the area as you cruise along its wonderful islands. Keep an eye out for common and bottle-nose dolphins, whales and other marine life as experienced local skippers get you up close to the action.

  • Piercy Island

    Head out past Cape Brett Lighthouse as you cruise to the majestic Hole in the Rock also known as Piercy Island. Gaze upon the towering rock walls as your expert skipper navigates through the narrow space. Take in the sights of the Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back.

  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds

    Join in the Waitangi Treaty Grounds tour and learn more about its colorful history. 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.

  • 20:10

    Check-out at Sky City Coach Terminal or Drop-off at Auckland Hotels

Age From Free With Waitangi Tour Total Book Now! Processing... Not Available Not available on this day Not available on the selected date. Sorry, this package is not bookable at this time. All Ages Package Detail / Schedule More Details / Schedule Available from to Oct 1, 2016 Jan 1, 2038 Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Duration: 13 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Admission fees / English-speaking guide/driver
With Waitangi Tour

Duration: 13 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Admission fees / English-speaking guide/driver

Schedule

  • 07:20-07:30

    Pick-up at Auckland Hotels or Check-in at Sky City Coach Terminal

  • Begin Your Journey to the Bay of Islands

    Travel on comfortable and air-conditioned deluxe coaches and cross the Auckland Harbor Bridge through the Hibiscus Coast. Soak up New Zealand's spectacular scenery of rural countryside and sub-tropical bush as you journey to the Bay of Islands.

  • Dolphin Seeker in Paihia

    Board the Dolphin Seeker, a catamaran specifically built for this adventure. Marvel at the beauty of the area as you cruise along its wonderful islands. Keep an eye out for common and bottle-nose dolphins, whales and other marine life as experienced local skippers get you up close to the action.

  • Piercy Island

    Head out past Cape Brett Lighthouse as you cruise to the majestic Hole in the Rock also known as Piercy Island. Gaze upon the towering rock walls as your expert skipper navigates through the narrow space. Take in the sights of the Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back.

  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds

    Join in the Waitangi Treaty Grounds tour and learn more about its colorful history. 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.

  • 20:10

    Check-out at Sky City Coach Terminal or Drop-off at Auckland Hotels

Age From Free With Lunch Total Book Now! Processing... Not Available Not available on this day Not available on the selected date. Sorry, this package is not bookable at this time. All Ages Package Detail / Schedule More Details / Schedule Available from to Oct 1, 2016 Jan 1, 2038 Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Duration: 13 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Admission fees / Picnic Lunch / English-speaking guide/driver
With Lunch

Duration: 13 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Admission fees / Picnic Lunch / English-speaking guide/driver

Schedule

  • 07:20-07:30

    Pick-up at Auckland Hotels or Check-in at Sky City Coach Terminal

  • Begin Your Journey to the Bay of Islands

    Travel on comfortable and air-conditioned deluxe coaches and cross the Auckland Harbor Bridge through the Hibiscus Coast. Soak up New Zealand's spectacular scenery of rural countryside and sub-tropical bush as you journey to the Bay of Islands.

  • Dolphin Seeker in Paihia

    Board the Dolphin Seeker, a catamaran specifically built for this adventure. Marvel at the beauty of the area as you cruise along its wonderful islands. Keep an eye out for common and bottle-nose dolphins, whales and other marine life as experienced local skippers get you up close to the action.

  • Piercy Island

    Head out past Cape Brett Lighthouse as you cruise to the majestic Hole in the Rock also known as Piercy Island. Gaze upon the towering rock walls as your expert skipper navigates through the narrow space. Take in the sights of the Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back.

  • 20:10

    Check-out at Sky City Coach Terminal or Drop-off at Auckland Hotels

Age From Free Without Lunch Total Book Now! Processing... Not Available Not available on this day Not available on the selected date. Sorry, this package is not bookable at this time. All Ages Package Detail / Schedule More Details / Schedule Available from to Oct 1, 2016 Jan 1, 2038 Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From Infant ( Age & over ) Free
Duration: 13 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Admission fees / English-speaking guide/driver
Without Lunch

Duration: 13 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Admission fees / English-speaking guide/driver

Schedule

  • 07:20-07:30

    Pick-up at Auckland Hotels or Check-in at Sky City Coach Terminal

  • Begin Your Journey to the Bay of Islands

    Travel on comfortable and air-conditioned deluxe coaches and cross the Auckland Harbor Bridge through the Hibiscus Coast. Soak up New Zealand's spectacular scenery of rural countryside and sub-tropical bush as you journey to the Bay of Islands.

  • Dolphin Seeker in Paihia

    Board the Dolphin Seeker, a catamaran specifically built for this adventure. Marvel at the beauty of the area as you cruise along its wonderful islands. Keep an eye out for common and bottle-nose dolphins, whales and other marine life as experienced local skippers get you up close to the action.

  • Piercy Island

    Head out past Cape Brett Lighthouse as you cruise to the majestic Hole in the Rock also known as Piercy Island. Gaze upon the towering rock walls as your expert skipper navigates through the narrow space. Take in the sights of the Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back.

  • 20:10

    Check-out at Sky City Coach Terminal or Drop-off at Auckland Hotels

Sorry, this activity is not bookable at this time.

Description

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).

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.

Includes

  • Admission fees

  • English-speaking guide/driver

Notes

Additional Note(s)
All Packages
  • Tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.

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

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

With Waitangi Tour and Lunch,
With Lunch
  • Vegetarian option for picnic lunch is available upon request.

  • Bay of Islands Picnic Lunch: A chicken salad with fresh bread, cake and mixed fruit and nuts eaten on board your cruise.

  • Bay of Islands vegetarian picnic lunch: A satisfying salad, fresh bread, cake and mixed fruit and nuts

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made after 2 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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