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Things to Do in Bay Of Islands

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Bay Of Islands and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Bay Of Islands activities? We have 12 tour ideas.


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Bay of Islands (Paihia) to Auckland One-Way Tour

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 86.70


See the majestic beauty of the North Island on this one-way tour from Bay of Islands (Paihia) to Auckland and admire rugged landscape and scenic country of New Zealand's North island.

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Cultural Tours

Haruru Falls and Waitangi River Tour on a Traditional Maori Waka with Guide

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 100.03


Explore the calm waters of the Waitangi River estuary during a 3-hour voyage on a sturdy traditional canoe captained by an experienced local Maori guide. You'll learn native paddling techniques, visit Haruru Falls and look for wildlife, plus hear about Ngapuhi customs, legends and history. The... Read More

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Day Cruises

Bay of Islands Cape Brett ’Hole in the Rock’ Cruise

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Duration: 3 - 4 hours
Priced From: USD 78.55


This is the most popular cruise in the Bay for a good reason! The modern high speed catamaran escorts you in comfort around the Bay, past sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and the many varied island landscapes as you make your way out to the Cape Brett Lighthouse.

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Day Cruises

Best of the Bay Supercruise: Original Cream Trip

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 95.59


Take a sightseeing cruise through the Bay of Islands on the area's only authentic Cream Trip — a 100-year-old tradition of delivering mail and supplies to island residents. On board a modern, multi-level catamaran with a knowledgeable crew, you'll see idyllic bays, local homes and natural landmarks like Hole in the Rock at Cape Brett. Watch for whales, seals and other wildlife, and stop on Urupukaopuka Island to go for... Read More

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Day Cruises

Island Cliffs and Caves Adventure Tour

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 62.98


Take in the stunning scenery of the Bay of Islands during a 2-hour sightseeing cruise on a nimble boat that gets you in close to the sights. Depart from either Paihia or Russell and enjoy great photo ops of landmarks like Black Rocks, Urupukapuka Island, Roberton Island (Motuarohia Island) and marine life such as dolphins and seals. Hear informative onboard commentary and have the option to disembark at Urupukapuka Island to... Read More

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Day Trips

Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach Tour from Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Duration: 11 hours
Priced From: USD 111.15


Take an action-packed day trip from Paihia to the tip of New Zealand's North Island on a guided tour of Cape Reinga! The Waverider coach, built to traverse sand, will drive you down the rugged coastline of Ninety Mile Beach. You'll also see the mystical kauri trees, go sandboarding and dig for... Read More

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Day Trips

Kerikeri and Crafts Half-Day Tour from Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Duration: 3 or 5 hours
Priced From: USD 44.46


Visit the historical town of Kerikeri — home to the country's first permanent mission station and some of its oldest buildings — on this afternoon tour from Paihia. With a guide, visit the Mission House and Stone Store to learn about the town's Maori and European settlement history.... Read More

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Dolphin & Whale Watching

Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise from Paihia or Russell

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 86.70


Marvel as wild dolphins frolic near you during a half-day dolphin-watching cruise in the Bay of Islands. You'll glide through this scenic region to remote islands where you can hop in the water to snorkel and swim near these free-swimming dolphins (conditions permitting). The experienced crew... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Puketi Rainforest Guided Walk

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 116.34


See New Zealand's stunning natural beauty on a guided walk through the Puketi Rainforest when your cruise ship docks at Bay of Islands. Take in the scenery as you look for rare bird and plant species, stroll among lofty kauri trees and pass by cascading waterfalls. You'll enjoy a personalized... Read More

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Sailing Trips

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on ’R. Tucker Thompson’ Including BBQ Lunch

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Duration: 5.5 hours
Priced From: USD 110.41


What better way to explore the peaceful waters of the Bay of Islands than by the 'R. Tucker Thompson' tall ship. This replica of a 100 year old schooner looks just like a working ship of the 18th century and you can spend the day onboard exploring the bays and beaches of this beautiful... Read More

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Tours around Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands to Auckland

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 16:30)
Priced From: USD 93.02


Explore the Bay of Islands as you head to Auckland from Paihia driving past lush native forests and scenic views.

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Walking Tours

Puketi Rainforest Guided Walks

Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 59.28


Experience New Zealand's natural beauty up-close and first-hand on a guided walk through the Puketi rainforest. Walk among towering kauri trees, see rare bird and plant species, and stroll beside thundering waterfalls. Led by an experienced local guide, and with tour numbers limited to six people, enjoy a personalized experience on this rainforest walk, with a choice of half-day, full-day and night-time walks.

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