Visit the subtropical Bay of Islands! On this deluxe coach tour from Auckland you’ll experience the beauty and the history of New Zealand's premier holiday destination. See the Hibiscus Coast, the Waitangi Treaty House, Russell Township, and more.
What to Expect
The Bay of Islands Deluxe Coach Tour takes you on a full-day excursion to experience this subtropical region of New Zealand. You’ll marvel at the more than 140 islands and white sand beaches, and learn about the area’s rich history.
One of New Zealand's premier tourist destinations, the Bay of Islands features striking coastline, diverse marine wildlife, and significant sites of cultural heritage. You’ll take in all of the key locations on this tour.
Starting from Auckland, the tour heads to the North Shore via the Harbor Bridge. See the magnificent coastline of the Hibiscus Coast from this point. Enjoy a brief stop (time permitting) at Parry Kauri Park to see the Kauri trees, one of the tallest-growing species in the world.
You’ll pass through Whangarei, the northland's only city and its largest port, as you head to the Waitangi Treaty House and Grounds. At this site you’ll learn about Waitangi Day and the significance of the treaty that was signed here. There are spectacular views from the site, looking out over the Bay of Islands.
Afterwards, you’ll take a ferry to the seaside town of Paihia. Visit the elegant township of Russell, which was the earliest European settlement on the North Island. If you like, try some of the delicious seafood here (not included in the tour price).
- Pick-up from your hotel/motel in Auckland
- Full-day tour by deluxe coach bus
- English commentary by your driver/guide
- Taped commentary in German, Spanish, Japanese, and Mandarin (on request)
- Admission to Waitangi Treaty House Grounds
- Round-trip Paihia ferry ride
- Local taxes and fees
What's Not Included
- Food and beverages
- Gratuity (optional)
Know Before You Go
The duration of the tour including transfers is approximately 12.5 hours. The return bus ride from Paihia to Auckland takes around 3 hours 20 minutes.
Taped multilingual commentary in German, Spanish, Japanese, and Mandarin is available on request. Please inform the supplier when you reconfirm your booking.
Children 4 and under travel free if a seat is not required.