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Scheduled Coach Sightseeing Tours - Bay of Islands


Tour Name



Paihia / Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach / Paihia : Wanderer Tour
Departs 7.30 am
Returns 6.30 pm - September to May

Ninety Mile Beach, Te Paki quicksand stream beneath gigantic sand dunes, Cape Reinga lighthouse, Puketi Forest to see might kauri trees and native bush




Glowworms and Culture


½ day tour from Paihia, including local scenic sights, Maori Culture and the wonderful Kawiti Glowworm Caves including admission and tour.



Kerikeri and Crafts Tour
Departs 1.15 pm
Returns 4.15 pm - Daily all year round

Hotel pick-up, Orchard visit, Rainbow Falls, Craft and Workshops, Kerikeri Basin


Other Attractions / Activities


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Cape Brett "Hole in Rock" cruise

Departs 9.00 am and 1.30 pm  
Returns 1.00 pm and 5.30 pm

Cruise by luxury catamaran out through game fishing waters to the Cape Brett lighthouse. Continue on to Motukokako Island and the famous "Hole in the Rock". Pass through the hole into the majestic Cathedral Cave. Your return journey will take you past the inner islands where you will see beautiful sandy beaches, bays and marine wildlife. Stop at Urupukapuka Island for a swim, scenic walk or simply relax in the café. (An extended stopover at Urupukapuka Island available on morning cruise option at additional cost). 


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Dolphin Adventures : Swim with the Dolphins

Departs 8.00 am and 12.30 pm
Returns 12.00 pm and 4.30 pm

This is New Zealand?s warmest water for swimming with dolphins. The water-jet powered catamaran will carry you quickly to where the dolphins are. Conditions permitting go swimming with them. After your dolphin adventure stop off at Urupukapuka Island. If you wish stay for the day to enjoy coastal walks, magnificent beaches and swimming and return on a later vessel.




Excitor "Hole in the Rock" Adventure

Departs 10.30 am
Returns 12.00 pm (Scheduled departures)
Up to six departures per day in Summer


One of the fastest open passenger boats in New Zealand. Cruise in excess of 35 knots. Excitor makes several passes through the famous "Hole in the Rock" so you get the maximum experience of this majestic formation. Excitor stops at places of interest throughout the journey and allows ample opportunity for photo and video taking.




Paihia Duck
Departs 9.00 am, 11.00 am, 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm all year round

See the Bay of Islands by land and water with a unique amphibious tour aboard Paihia Duck. Enjoy a 1 ½ hr fun, scenic, historic and cultural tour with full commentary all the way.


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