Tour Description :
Duration: Departs 7.30 am Terminates 8.00 pm approx.
Visit Waitangi, the starting point of New Zealand's future as part of the British Empire. A historical place where Maori and European came together to sign the “Treaty of Waitangi”.
Make the most of this popular day tour from Auckland with return coach travel to Paihia, including a spectacular dolphin watching cruise in the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands. Gradually you cruise via the Bay of Islands out to the well-known Hole In the Rock on Piercy Island. The hole is large enough for the boat to sail through. This region is also rich in marine life, with Dolphins being the celebrity of the area.
Places of Interest:
Head over the HARBOUR BRIDGE via Auckland's northern suburbs. Then your journey takes you along the HIBISCUS COAST which is a popular holiday and retirement resort with beautiful beaches.
Later you pass through WHANGAREI - northland's only city and largest port (note - coach does not stop here). Then you will visit the WAITANGI TREATY HOUSE - Site of the historic treaty between the Maori and European pioneers. View a magnificent Maori meeting house and large war canoe. Join the cruise in the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands to approach the CAPE BRETT and pass through the famous Hole In the Rock, the highlight of your tour (subject to sea conditions).
Return to Paihia by late afternoon.Join your return coach journey to Auckland from Paihia. Arrive Auckland around 20:15hrs.
Tour Operates Daily:
- From CBD or your Hotel/Motel.
- Departs 7:30 am Terminates 8:00 pm (approximate).
- Fare includes: Hotel/Motel pickups, Admission to Waitangi Treaty House, Cape Brett cruise, boxed lunch and tax.
NOTE: If the weather and sea conditions deteriate after the coach has left Auckland, passengers may be rebooked onto Tour 11 (Russell Mini Tour). In this an event, a $25 refund will be given.