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3 Day Guided Holiday | Auckland Return

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Jewels of the Bay (First Choice)

3 Day Guided Holiday | Auckland Return

Jewels of the Bay (First Choice)

3 Day Guided Holiday | Auckland Return | Travel Period: 1 Apr 2020 – 31 Mar 2021

Jewels of the Bay (First Choice)

3 Day Guided Holiday

Auckland Return

Home to some of New Zealand’s most stunning beaches, the natural paradise of the Bay of Islands consists of 144 islands. Be blown away by the beauty of the Bay when you cruise through spectacularly scenic waters out to Cape Brett and through famous ‘Hole in the Rock.’ Enjoy free time to explore the many secluded beaches, enjoy a wine tour of the region, or join a tour of Russell and learn about the area’s fascinating history.

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Local Connection

A choice of optional experiences: spend the day sailing in the Bay; embark on a wine tasting tour or join a Russell Mini Tour.

Insider Knowledge

Cruise the Bay of Islands with a local expert, and learn about the famous 'Hole in the Rock’.

Cultural Immersion

Soak up the vibe and culture in Whangarei, where you can stroll through its many art galleries located along the waterfront.

Sustainable Footprints

Our cruise operator Fullers work with the Department of Conservation to protect the dolphin population.

This morning depart Auckland City over the Harbour Bridge and through Northland’s lush farmland before arriving into the beautiful Bay of Islands. Cruise through spectacularly scenic game-fishing waters to Cape Brett and, weather permitting, through the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ formation. The return cruise to Paihia meanders through picturesque islands – see deserted sandy beaches and secluded bays. Keep your eyes peeled for marine life. This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Please note: As this holiday departs Auckland at 7.30am from the Stamford Plaza Hotel, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Hotel: Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands, Water View Rooms, 2 nights

Included Meals: Dinner

Today is completely free for you to discover more of the beauty of the Bay of Islands: Consider an optional experience. Perhaps go sailing aboard a historic tall ship. During this full day sail, you can take your turn on the helm, hoist the sails or climb the rigging. Enjoy morning tea and delicious BBQ lunch served on board. Or join a guided tour of the Bay of Islands. With an abundance of breathtaking, picturesque views, there are plenty of fantastic photo opportunities for you to create lasting memories. Tonight, you are free to dine as you wish. You may want to experience a ‘Kiwi tradition’ – fish and chips on the beach

Included Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a leisurely morning before you travel back to Auckland. On an optional experience you could take a wander through the grounds of New Zealand’s most important historic site, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, rich in history and stories of the momentous events which shaped a nation. The grounds are where Māori chiefs first signed their accord with the British Crown – the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document. Later, you’ll journey south to Whangarei, the northernmost city in New Zealand, where there’s time to admire the local art and stroll along the marina in the Town Basin. Continue to Parry Kauri Park, where you’ll embark on a memorable walk among the ancient kauri trees, two of which have stood in the forest for 800 years. Later this afternoon you’ll arrive in Auckland, where your Bay of Islands encounter concludes.

Please note: As this holiday ends at 4.00pm in Auckland, unless you have a flight booked or have made your own arrangements, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for this night.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

This welcoming Bay of Islands hotel commands a superb waterfront location in the heart of the Bay of Islands, offering uninterrupted bay views surrounded by 60 acres of subtropical gardens as part of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds.


  • 42" flat screen TV with Sky channels
  • Wi-Fi
  • Refrigerator
  • Mini Bar
  • Coffee/tea making facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Phone
  • Work Desk
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Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Find out more

  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Travel by luxury coach
  • Experienced Travel Director and Driver Guide
  • Airport transfers (see flight information below)

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Jacket in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

  • Low level of fitness required


  • 2 Full buffet breakfasts
  • 1 Dinner

Flight Information

  • Day Prior – Flights to arrive anytime into Auckland Airport
  • Day 3 – Flights to depart after 9:00pm from Auckland Airport