The Bay of Islands is an island paradise comprising 144 Islands and a handful of historic towns. The stunning scenery, golden beaches and fresh seafood make it one of the most prominent tourist destinations in New Zealand. The Bay of Islands has a long, fascinating and often wild history and is also home to several historical attractions such as the Mission House and the Waitangi Treaty grounds, the birthplace of the nation. Located just over three hours from Auckland by road, in the ‘winterless north’, the year-round warm weather makes it a popular destination.

Embark on a voyage of discovery and enjoy the beauty of this area. Cruise along this historic path to remote beaches and bays, through the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands on our purpose built dolphin and whale watching catamaran. This is the most popular dolphin watching cruise in the Bay of Islands, and for good reason! Board your cruise in Paihia and take in the stunning views as we glide out through the islands and along the Rakaumangamanga Peninsula to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over and Piercy Island/Motukōkako, or as it is popularly known the ‘Hole in the Rock’. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks as we cruise past the islands of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life, have your camera ready as we get you up close to the action. Hot and cold refreshments are available for purchase on board, meals and snacks can be purchased on our stop at Urupukapuka Island or feel free to bring your own.

Within a 5 minute drive, The Waitangi Treaty Grounds are an absolute must-do when you are in the Bay of Islands – rich in history and stories of the momentous events which shaped our nation. Take time to wander through the beautiful grounds of the Waitangi estate, complete with extensive gardens, bush tracks, beaches, and fabulous views over the Bay of Islands and beyond. Enjoy an inspiring and interactive experience as you discover Waitangi’s two contemporary museums, powerful Maori cultural performances, informative guided tours, lush native forest and gardens, carving studio with live demonstrations, marvel at the scale of Ngatokimatawhaorua, the world’s largest ceremonial war canoes (waka taua), a quality café in tranquil surrounds, and so much more, all with stunning views over the Bay of Islands.

With an enduring history from land and water, experiencing through the heart and soul we head back to the city of sails!

Itinerary

Tour Schedule
  • This activity is available on

Monday-Sunday

  • Time: 06:00-19:00
  • Total: 13 hour(s) and 0 minute(s)
  • Tour stops and highlights: Hole in the Rock dolphin cruise,Dolphin and whale viewing,Cruise around the Bay of Islands,Te Kangahu Museum of Waitangi

Eligibility

  • Children aged 0-4 can join this activity free of charge
  • Children aged 15+ will be charged the same rate as adults
  • Group size: 4-11 participant(s)

Additional Information

Prohibitions & Limitations
  • This activity is not recommended for those with medical conditions (high blood pressure, epilepsy, etc.), pregnant women, or seniors
Accessibility
  • This activity is stroller-friendly
  • This activity is not wheelchair-accessible

Pick Up Information

Hotel Pick Up Information
  • Hotel pick up and drop off services are available
  • Please enter your hotel name and address at the checkout page
  • Coverage locations: Auckland CBD
Bay of Islands Heritage Tour

The Bay of Islands is an island paradise comprising 144 Islands and a handful of historic towns. The stunning scenery, golden beaches and fresh seafood make it one of the most prominent tourist destinations in New Zealand. The Bay of Islands has a long, fascinating and often wild history and is also home to several historical attractions such as the Mission House and the Waitangi Treaty grounds, the birthplace of the nation. Located just over three hours from Auckland by road, in the ‘winterless north’, the year-round warm weather makes it a popular destination.

Embark on a voyage of discovery and enjoy the beauty of this area. Cruise along this historic path to remote beaches and bays, through the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands on our purpose built dolphin and whale watching catamaran. This is the most popular dolphin watching cruise in the Bay of Islands, and for good reason! Board your cruise in Paihia and take in the stunning views as we glide out through the islands and along the Rakaumangamanga Peninsula to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over and Piercy Island/Motukōkako, or as it is popularly known the ‘Hole in the Rock’. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks as we cruise past the islands of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life, have your camera ready as we get you up close to the action. Hot and cold refreshments are available for purchase on board, meals and snacks can be purchased on our stop at Urupukapuka Island or feel free to bring your own.

Within a 5 minute drive, The Waitangi Treaty Grounds are an absolute must-do when you are in the Bay of Islands – rich in history and stories of the momentous events which shaped our nation. Take time to wander through the beautiful grounds of the Waitangi estate, complete with extensive gardens, bush tracks, beaches, and fabulous views over the Bay of Islands and beyond. Enjoy an inspiring and interactive experience as you discover Waitangi’s two contemporary museums, powerful Maori cultural performances, informative guided tours, lush native forest and gardens, carving studio with live demonstrations, marvel at the scale of Ngatokimatawhaorua, the world’s largest ceremonial war canoes (waka taua), a quality café in tranquil surrounds, and so much more, all with stunning views over the Bay of Islands.

With an enduring history from land and water, experiencing through the heart and soul we head back to the city of sails!

Itinerary

Tour Schedule
  • This activity is available on

Monday-Sunday

  • Time: 06:00-19:00
  • Total: 13 hour(s) and 0 minute(s)
  • Tour stops and highlights: Hole in the Rock dolphin cruise,Dolphin and whale viewing,Cruise around the Bay of Islands,Te Kangahu Museum of Waitangi

Eligibility

  • Children aged 0-4 can join this activity free of charge
  • Children aged 15+ will be charged the same rate as adults
  • Group size: 4-11 participant(s)

Additional Information

Prohibitions & Limitations
  • This activity is not recommended for those with medical conditions (high blood pressure, epilepsy, etc.), pregnant women, or seniors
Accessibility
  • This activity is stroller-friendly
  • This activity is not wheelchair-accessible

Pick Up Information

Hotel Pick Up Information
  • Hotel pick up and drop off services are available
  • Please enter your hotel name and address at the checkout page
  • Coverage locations: Auckland CBD

Note:

  • All prices are quoted in Australian Dollars and include GST
  • If purchase one ticket only – Please email us to arrange it for you (Email address: info@delightfultravelaus.com)
  • Please read the terms and conditions below the website before you purchase
  •  This product  non-refundable once booked
  • Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied and supervised by an adult (18+) for the duration of the tour

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