Sightseeing & Experiences...
In and Around the Bay of Islands
Kerikeri Eco Experience
Experience the best Kerikeri has to offer. You will visit Living Nature Skin Care, Puketi Kauri Forest, Wharepuke Subtropical Eco Garden and Ake Ake Organic Vineyard and meet passionate locals who are taking steps to protect this special place. The Stone Store is the oldest standing building in New Zealand. Beyond the history of this quiet Northland town—today it embraces a variety of industries supporting renewable and sustainable products. Tour is 4 hours and departs Paihia at 9:00am.
Bay of Islands Cruise
Travel from Auckland to the Bay of Islands for your overnight Cruise. Learn the culture and history of the area as you cruise these picturesque waters. At pre-selected anchorage points and enjoy a water or island nature walk activites including snorkling and kayaking. Dinner and Breakfast are included. Arrive back in Auckland approx. 8:00pm on day 2.
Cape Reinga Wanderer Via 90 Mile Beach
Enjoy the magnificent natural wonders of the very top of the North Island. Enjoy a boardwalk through the native Puketi Kauri Forest, then travel along Ninety Mile Beach to the top of New Zealand and wander out to the lighthouse. Take a swim, dig for shellfish (conditions permitting) and see the picturesque seaside village of Mangonui. Your guide’s local knowledge will make this a trip to remember. Tour is 11 hours, and departs Paihia at 7:00am.
Historic Russell Mini Tour
Visit Russell and see its historic buildings, museums, craft shops and beaches. Travel to Russell by ferry from Paihia, a one hour tour that gives an insight into New Zealand’s earliest European history. On this tour you will visit areas which cannot be easily covered on foot. You'll see all the major sights of Russell, including Pompallier, Christ's Church, the Maritime Park Visitor Center and the fabulous views from Flagstaff Hill. Tour is 1 hour and departs daily.
On your adventure you will get up close to dolphins and watch their antics, get fantastic photos and even go swimming with them (conditions permitting). You will also see other wildlife including orcas, whales, seals and penguins. Stop on beautiful Urupukapuka Island and enjoy the coastal walks and magnificent beaches or relax in the café. Tour is 4 hours and departs at 8:00am and 12:30pm.
Journey from Paihia across to the west coast and discover the rich history of the area through the stories and Maori culture. See the vast native forests including the legendary giant Kauri tree “Tane Mahuta.” Maori guides will provide you with an in-depth interpretation of many myths and legends of the local tribe. Tour is 8 hours and departs daily.