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|Auckland - Bay of Islands - Auckland 3 Day Bus Tour|
A comprehensive tour of the Bay of Islands is ideal for the first time visitor to New Zealand on a 3 Day non-escorted independent scenic bus tour from Auckland to Bay of Islands and back to Auckland.
With natural beauty, rocky isets and pristine beaches, the Bay of Islands is the water playground of the North Island. Learn about Maori culture, travel to the northernmost point of New Zealand, travel to Cape Reinga at the top of the North Island and take a cruise through the famous "Hole in the Rock" cruise.
Your 3 Day tour starts and ends in Auckland, with plenty to see in between! Travel by scenic coach with onboard commentary. You get a combination of scheduled tours and transportation along with plenty of free time to explore on your own. Enjoy comfortable transportation, guided tours, and your choice of either standard or superior accommodation.
Day 1 - Auckland to Paihia
Depart Auckland on an air-conditioned scenic coach via the Auckland Harbour Bridge, heading north along the Hibiscus Coast to the beautiful Bay of Islands. Arriving in the town of Paihia, also known as the jewel of the Bay of Islands, you'll visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. It was here that the 1840 treaty was signed between Maori and the British Crown. Spend the rest of your day at your own leisure. Accommodation at the Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands or similar.
Day 2 - Paihia to Cape Reinga
Your tour departs this morning and takes you through Puketi Kauri Forest, an ancient subtropical rainforest. You'll travel along the aptly named Ninety Mile Beach to the northernmost point of New Zealand, Cape Reinga. A BBQ lunch is included, followed by an afternoon museum visit before returning to Paihia. Accommodation at the Scenic Hotel Bay of Islands or similar.
Day 3 - Paihia to Auckland
This morning you will board the Fullers Cruise for a memorable trip to Cape Brett and Motukokako Island, traveling through the famous "Hole in the Rock" (weather permitting). On your return, disembark in Russell, the first capital of New Zealand, and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this historic township. Board the ferry back to Paihia, then rejoin your coach for the return to Auckland, where your travel tour concludes.
This non-escorted independent tour includes - return scenic coach travel, 2 nights hotel accommodation, Cape Brett/Hole in the Rock cruise and Cape Reinga day excursion with lunch.
Pre and post travel accommodation is not included. For pre travel accommodation reservations and pick up/drop off in Auckland.
This non-escorted independent tour departs Auckland 7.20am and concludes in Auckland approximately 8.10pm.
You can add to this travel tour, the 5 Day Auckland to Rotorua, Wellington, Kaikoura and Christchurch Highlights travel tour or choose from a range of half and full day sightseeing attractions and/or other non-escorted independent touring travel packages (ranging from 2 to 4 Days) in and from Auckland.
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