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Bay of Islands & Cape Reinga Flexible Travel Pass - Auckland return

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Bay of Islands & Cape Reinga Flexible Travel Pass - Auckland return

See more, do more and go further off the beaten track on our adventurous hop-on hop-off guided travel network!  A Hop-on Hop-off Travel Pass is a great way to see New Zealand, access stunning destinations, meet like-minded travelers, get great recommendations from your Driver Guide and best of all have total flexibility to hop-on or hop-off where ever you like along the route. This pass can be completed in 10 days, but is valid for 12 months so you can spend as long as you like any destination along the way.  Accommodation and activities are bookable via your Driver Guide day by day which means there is no need to book anything in advance.


3 to 365 days


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  • What's included :
    • Fun and knowledgeable driver/guide
    • Total flexibility to hop-on and hop-off across the circuit (for up to 12months)
    • Access to 'off the beaten track' destinations and national parks
    • Transport on modern, comfortable air-conditioned coach
    • A bed reserved for you at every overnight destination (pay on arrival day by day)
    • A wide selection of free and paid activities
    What's excluded :
    • Accommodation (A dorm bed is reserved at each overnight destination, passengers pay directly to the accommodation day by day)
    • Activities (a range of activities can be arranged at each destination, with the assistance of your guide. Pay directly to the operator on arrival)
    • Food and drinks
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Auckland to Paihia
    Nau mai, haere mai (welcome)! Your Stray adventure kicks off in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland. We depart for the beautiful Bay of Islands, bound for the relaxed seaside town of Paihia often called the ‘gateway to the Bay.’ We stop en-route to visit the Parry Kauri Forest Park and hug some of the world’s mightiest trees, the native kauri, on our way to Paihia.
    NB: For those travelling up to Cape Reinga the next day, remember to book this day trip in Stray Mate the day before you intend to travel or speak to your Stray Driver Guide on the way to Paihia.  The Cape Reinga day trip is operated by a local partner so pre-booking is essential. 
    Paihia to Cape Reinga and back
    Gear up for a big day, departing early to make the trip to the top of the country. Don’t forget to pack lunch, water and some snacks to keep you going today. Travelling on a custom built coach you'll drive up 90 Mile Beach, an official public highway, to Te Paki Stream, where you'll learn the art of sand surfing on some of the biggest sand dunes in New Zealand. Our destination is Cape Reinga, where the Tasman and Pacific Oceans clash at the northernmost point of the country. Legend says it is also the departure point for Maori souls leaving New Zealand to return to their spiritual homeland of Hawaiki. The trip home includes a walk in a kauri forest and a stopover at Mangonui for a Kiwi classic dinner of fish 'n chips (pay on the day), before returning to Paihia in the evening.
    NB. This day trip is operated by a local partner, so you cannot hop off the bus today. You can book/amend your preferred date in Stray Mate up until 11am the day before travel. After this time, any changes to your Cape Reinga Day Trip must be made directly with Fullers GreatSights at their Paihia waterfront office.
    Paihia to Auckland
    Enjoy a sleep in and spend the morning at your leisure. There’s time to do the fantastic half-day Hole in the Rock dolphin cruise around the Bay in the morning, or take this opportunity to walk to the nearby Haruru Falls or just hang out on the beach. Mid-afternoon we jump back on board the Stray bus, destined for the bright lights of Auckland, where there are still plenty of exciting activities to do if you have a free day or two.
  • Departure Point :
    Stray Travel Shop
    Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Auckland City, early evening (can vary depending on road conditions)
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A minimum of 3 departures per a week operate all year round
    • The pass is valid for for travel for up to 12 months from the first date of travel.
    • Managing your pass: When you book only your start date is confirmed. You will be sent a login to an 'online trip manager' where you can view, book, amend all additional travel days for your pass. You can change your start, however you must 'start' travel within 12 months of the original purchase date.
    • Accommodation and activities are not included with the price of this Adventure Travel Pass. Pay as you go directly with the Operators on the day. However most travel days will include a free activity which will be explained by your Driver Guide (ie local walks and sight seeing)
    • There is no travel insurance cover included in the price of a pass. We strongly recommend that you take insurance to cover you for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage and public liability.
    • Luggage is limited to one bag or suitcase per person (maximum weight of 15kgs), plus one day pack to carry onboard with your valuables. The carriage of any excess of oversized luggage is at Stray's discretion and must be approved prior to travel.
    • This pass is subject to the Operators standard terms and conditions:
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.



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Organised by Stray Limited

Tour ID: 13949P15

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