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Bay of Islands: Scenic 30-Minute Coastal Discovery Heli Tour

1. Bay of Islands: Scenic 30-Minute Coastal Discovery Heli Tour

Explore the Bay of Islands' uniquely stunning coastline on a shared scenic flight. With a duration of around 30-minutes, you'll have exceptional views of the beautiful islands, the famous Hole in the Rock, and beyond. After check-in at the helicopter base near Paihia Wharf, you'll receive a short safety briefing. Hear the whirl of the rotors as the helicopter touches down and step out to the helipad. Meet your experienced and friendly pilot who will help you buckle in. All seats on board the helicopter are window seats so that you can marvel at the spectacular views. Put on your headset so that you can hear the commentary throughout the flight.  Take flight over the bay to the remote coastline on the eastern side of the Cape Brett peninsula covering Elliot Bay and Whangamumu, leading to the lighthouse and the Hole in the Rock. On the return journey, admire views towards the Kerikeri inlet, over the Black Rocks, to Waitangi, and Paihia before landing back on the helipad. 

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Bay of Islands: Shore Excursion with Kawiti Glowworm Caves

2. Bay of Islands: Shore Excursion with Kawiti Glowworm Caves

Set off on a 5.5-hour sightseeing tour of the Bay of Islands, often referred to as “the birthplace of New Zealand”. The tour commences at 9:00 AM from the Waitangi Wharf, where the cruise ship's tenders will bring you to shore. The first stop is at the Kawiti Glowworm Caves, where you'll experience this magical glowworm phenomenon on a 1-hour guided tour. From Kawiti, the tour moves onward to Kawakawa, also known as “Train Town”, as the Bay of Islands Vintage Railway runs down the middle of its main street. From this point you will proceed toward Puketi Forest, a 15,000-hectare forest containing magnificent stands of kauri and a rich ecological diversity. The next stop is Kerikeri, also known for its successful horticulture, niche food products, fabulous chocolates, boutique vineyards, art galleries, and crafts. Here, watch the making of chocolate, taste some treats, and do some shopping during a visit to Makana Chocolates. You will see the “The Stone Store”, New Zealand’s oldest building, and the adjacent “Kemp House” (without allotted time for entrance). Heading back to Paihia, stop at the Haruru Falls, a breathtaking waterfall in a horseshoe shape. Departing the Haruru Falls, the final stop is at the Waitangi Look Out Loop, providing stunning views over Waitangi and the Bay of Islands. The tour will either return you to the tenders in Waitangi or drop you to the township of Paihia, should you wish to explore further before catching one of the shuttles back to the tenders.

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From Paihia: Bay of Islands Craft Beer Tour with Lunch

3. From Paihia: Bay of Islands Craft Beer Tour with Lunch

Discover the Bay of Islands, home to some of New Zealand’s best craft breweries. Sample beers and ciders at 3 breweries on a tour from Paihia that includes lunch and all tastings. Start the tour at the Plough and Feather Tap Room, nestled in the historic Kerikeri Domain. Sample 4 of the 20 locally brewed ales and lagers from their sister company, Kainui Brew Co. which has won multiple medals such as NZ Brewer’s Guild Awards and New World Awards. Move onto the Phat House Brewery in Haruru Falls. Founded in 2015, their owners are passionate about every stage of the brewing process. Try up to 4 different products of your choice from their wide range of unfiltered, unpasteurized, preservative-free beers made from natural ingredients. Next, enjoy a meal of homemade pizza (gluten-free and vegetarian options available) and a generous portion of French fries. Make use of a spacious beer garden where you can sit for your tastings. Make way to your final stop, the Craft Beer Kitchen in the heart of Paihia. CBK Craft Bar and Kitchen has taken inspiration from various corners of the world to take you on a tasting journey around Aotearoa New Zealand, and the Pacific Rim. With an ever-changing selection of craft beers and ciders, there is something to suit everyone's palates. Have the opportunity to sample 4 beers at your leisure while enjoying the view from the veranda.

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What people are saying about Kerikeri

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 13 reviews

We were a bit apprehensive about booking an off-ship excursion on our own, but we're very happy we did with GetYourGuide. We booked the 5+ hour excursion which gave us a comprehensive tour of Watangi, Kerikeri, Haruru Falls, Mankana Chocolates, and the Kawiti Glowworm Caves. It was the best tour we've taken in our 15 years of continual traveling. The highlight was the Caves: the glowworms shine far above like the milky way. Unique, in our experience. What took it over the top for us was our guide Nick, who was excited about showing us his magnificent country. An excellent conversationalist, Nick engaged us in topics of our interest. All in all, the tour could not have been better.

Great excursion, had enough time at each stop point and the driver was very knowledgeable. the driver was also flexible to our needs.

Guide was excellent and very humorous! We thoroughly enjoyed the day.

Great sights, convenient location, informative and pleasant pilot