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Spectacular Bay of Islands

3 nights from $709 per person

  • Included:
  • Accommodation
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
  • Internal travel
  • Tour guide throughout
  • 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner
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On this relaxed four-day short break, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the beautiful scenery of the Bay of Islands. Cruise through the tranquil waters as you watch out for the exciting marine life or absorb the views of the Cape Brett Lighthouse; people-watch from the charming cafés and learn about the Maori heritage at the Waitangi Treaty Reserve before making your way back to Auckland. (AA)

Please note: The prices listed are for the tour only and do not include international flights; this tour would be a great add-on option as part of your New Zealand vacation.


  • Take a relaxed and picturesque cruise through the Bay of Islands
  • Go dolphin and whale spotting
  • Visit the Hole in the Rock
  • Take a trip to the Waitangi Treaty Reserve


Day 1

Auckland/Bay of Islands

Depart from Auckland via coach for the Bay of Islands. Upon arrival in Paihia, you’ll board a purpose-built catamaran for a cruise through the crystalline waters. Watch out for sightings of whales and dolphins, as well as other marine life and views of the Cape Brett lighthouse before your arrival at the famous Hole in the Rock. Take in the sights at the Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back to the inner islands of the bay.

Overnight: Copthorne Resort (Dinner included)

Day 2

Bay of Islands

Today can be spent at leisure, making the most of this beautiful part of New Zealand. Relax by the pool, take a coach ride to Cape Reinga or wander along some of the walking trails. In the evening, head to the waterfront and dine at one of the cafés or restaurants.

Overnight: Copthorne Resort (Breakfast included)

Day 3


Today you will visit the Waitangi Treaty Reserve to learn more about New Zealand’s Maori heritage and early European history. Afterwards, you may wish to spend time relaxing in a local café or riding the historic ferry to Russell – the first capital of New Zealand. In the afternoon, return to Auckland.

Overnight: Mercure Hotel (Breakfast included)

Day 4


Your short break ends this morning after breakfast – make your way to Auckland airport for your onward flight.

(Breakfast included)


What’s Included

  • Hotels (3 nights)
  • 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner

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