Bay of Islands Heritage Experience

The Bay of Islands is an island paradise, has a long, fascinating and often wild history. Experience the spectacular scenery in an area rich in culture and history. Encounter diverse wildlife in their natural surroundings! Once a booming, bustling and seafaring centre, it’s now a peaceful and pristine spot, and offers the perfect base for exploring Northland through its beautiful beaches, pristine islands, energetic marine life, waterfalls, forests, and rich history. You will be spoiled for choice when it comes to must-dos in the Bay of Islands!

Duration 13 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Fully guided return transfers from Auckland
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from Auckland CBD
  • Complimentary refreshments and water on board
  • A local English-speaking tour escort throughout the tour
  • Luxurious temperature controlled transportation in a minibus
  • Admission to Guided Experience at Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Admission to 4 hours Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise
  • Engaging and informative commentary in English
  • Indoor and outdoor seating with Large viewing deck
  • Discover some of the 144 stunning islands in the Bay of Islands on a scenic cruise
  • Journey by boat across the pristine Islands
  • Learn about New Zealand's history and Maori culture
  • Discover self-guided bush walks for spectacular views over the Bay of Islands
  • Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Museum
  • Explore the historic site where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed
  • Enjoy a high-energy Maori cultural performance
  • Journey to the iconic Hole in the Rock
  • Stop off at Urupukapuka Island and lunch stop at Otehei Bay
  • Enjoy a 1.5-hour island stop-over and walk, swim, paddle board, kayak or relax
  • Entry/Admission - Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Entry/Admission - Cruise to the Hole in the Rock
What's excluded :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Access to Wi-Fi on board for a small surcharge
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, 1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia New Zealand

The Waitangi Treaty Grounds are an absolute must-do when you are in the Bay of Islands – rich in history and stories of the momentous events which shaped our nation. Take time to wander through the beautiful grounds of the Waitangi estate, complete with extensive gardens, bush tracks, beaches, and fabulous views over the Bay of Islands and beyond. Enjoy an inspiring and interactive experience as you discover Waitangi’s two contemporary museums, powerful Maori cultural performances, informative guided tours, lush native forest and gardens, carving studio with live demonstrations, marvel at the scale of Ngatokimatawhaorua, the world’s largest ceremonial war canoes (waka taua), a quality café in tranquil surrounds, and so much more, all with stunning views over the Bay of Islands.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Cruise to the Hole in the Rock, 69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand

Embark on a voyage of discovery and enjoy the beauty of this area. Cruise along this historic path to remote beaches and bays, through the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands on our purpose built dolphin and whale watching catamaran. This is the most popular dolphin watching cruise in the Bay of Islands, and for good reason! Board your cruise in Paihia and take in the stunning views as we glide out through the islands and along the Rakaumangamanga Peninsula to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over and Piercy Island/Motukōkako, or as it is popularly known the ‘Hole in the Rock’. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks as we cruise past the islands of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life, have your camera ready as we get you up close to the action. Hot and cold refreshments are available for purchase on board, meals & snacks can be purchased on our stop at Urupukapuka Island or feel free to bring your own.

Duration: 3 hours

Departure Point :
Grand Mercure Auckland, 8 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Traveler pickup is offered
Common Pickup Location in Auckland City:Grand Mercure Hotel, 8 Customs Street East, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010
Departure Time :
6:00 AM
Return Detail :
Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for the conditions, walking shoes, Sun protection, jacket/warm layer, & any essential personal items.
  • Please also bring a jersey or coat if it is cold.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Easy and good fitness level required.
  • Bring a camera or a phone with camera capability as this is the perfect place to get some great experiences photos.
  • You are welcome to bring your own food. There is also hot and cold food available for purchase on board , or pre-order a picnic lunch as an add-on.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

11

Organised by ExperienceKart

Activity ID: V-168163P31

More like this