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Jewels of the Bay

3 Day Guided Holiday | Auckland Return

Some 144 subtropical islands, untrodden beaches, abundant wildlife and rich Maori culture – the Bay of Islands region at the tip of New Zealand’s North Island is as wild and wide as it is wonderful. This is your backdrop to this 3 day Bay Of Islands tour, where you’ll be visiting wineries, soaking up sunsets, and experiencing soul-stirring historic sites and cruising calm coves.

Prices From Code: UBOI

$860

Adult Twin i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over). All prices are per person, land only.

$1155

Single i A person, who must be 18 years and over, travelling alone, must pay the single room price. All prices are per person, land only.

$775

Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have minimum age requirements.
Prices above are per person, land only, in USD
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Jewels of the Bay

First Choice

3 Day Guided Holiday

Auckland Return

Some 144 subtropical islands, untrodden beaches, abundant wildlife and rich Maori culture – the Bay of Islands region at the tip of New Zealand’s North Island is as wild and wide as it is wonderful. This is your backdrop to this 3 day Bay Of Islands tour, where you’ll be visiting wineries, soaking up sunsets, and experiencing soul-stirring historic sites and cruising calm coves.

Highlights

Local Connection

Free day in the Bay of Islands? Enjoy immersive expeditions like cruising through the Hole in the Rock or a Russell Mini Tour.

Insider Knowledge

The best way to get an insider’s perspective of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds? With a guide descended from the original document’s signatories.

Cultural Immersion

Nature and Maori culture unite at the country’s northernmost city, Whangarei. Explore at your own pace.

Itinerary

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This morning, depart Auckland City and travel north over the Harbour Bridge past the sprawling suburbs of the North Shore of Auckland. Our travels then take you through Northland’s lush farmland scenery before arriving into the beautiful Bay of Islands. This afternoon discovers the stories, people and events that shaped the past, present and future of Aotearoa New Zealand at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. During your tour you will view the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe, the historic Treaty House and carved Meeting House. Stand on the spot where New Zealand’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was first signed in 1840. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.

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

Today is a completely free day for you to experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Perhaps head back out on to the water and experience a day of sailing aboard a historic tall ship, enjoy wine tasting, or join a Russell Mini Tour and learn a little more about the settling of the Bay of Islands. We offer a wide range of activities for you to choose from. Your AAT Kings Travel Director will assist you in booking all your chosen optional experiences. Tonight, you are free to dine as you wish.

Enjoy a leisurely morning in the Bay of Islands before you travel back to Auckland. Our journey south takes us to Whangarei, the northern-most city in New Zealand, where you can wander around the art galleries and through the marina in the Town Basin. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Rodney District before arriving into Auckland late afternoon.

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.


Accommodation

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.

    Features

  • 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
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Ask our friendly reservations at the time of booking.

Trip Details

What's included

  • • Specialist team of two highly experienced Travel Director and Driver
  • • Centrally located premium 4 star hotels
  • • 1 included attractions/experiences

What to Bring

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

Fitness Requirements

  • • Low level of fitness required

Dining

  • • 2 Full Breakfasts
  • • 1 Dinner

Flight Information

  • • Day Prior – flights to arrive anytime into Auckland Airport
  • • Day 3 – flights to depart after 7.00pm from Auckland Airport

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.

Highlights

Insider Knowledge

Discover the stories, people and events that shaped the past, present and future of Aotearoa New Zealand. During your tour you will view the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe, the historic Treaty House and carved Meeting House. Stand on the spot where

Local Connection

Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Many of the guides descend from signatories to the Treaty which will give your visit a personal connection to Waitangi.

Cultural Immersion

The Waitangi Treaty Grounds are where Maori chiefs first signed their accord with the British Crown – the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand’s founding document.

Sustainable Footprints

Meet local artisans on an optional highlights tour of the Bay of Islands

Itinerary

image map

This morning, depart Auckland City and travel north over the Harbour Bridge past the sprawling suburbs of the North Shore of Auckland. Our travels then take you through Northland’s lush farmland scenery before arriving into the beautiful Bay of Islands. This afternoon discovers the stories, people and events that shaped the past, present and future of Aotearoa New Zealand at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. During your tour you will view the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe, the historic Treaty House and carved Meeting House. Stand on the spot where New Zealand’s founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was first signed in 1840. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.

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

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today is a completely free day for you to experience the beauty of the Bay of Islands. Perhaps head back out on to the water and experience a day of sailing aboard a historic tall ship, enjoy wine tasting, or join a Russell Mini Tour and learn a little more about the settling of the Bay of Islands. We offer a wide range of activities for you to choose from. Your AAT Kings Travel Director will assist you in booking all your chosen optional experiences. Tonight, you are free to dine as you wish.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a leisurely morning in the Bay of Islands before you travel back to Auckland. Our journey south takes us to Whangarei, the northern-most city in New Zealand, where you can wander around the art galleries and through the marina in the Town Basin. Enjoy a scenic drive through the Rodney District before arriving into Auckland late afternoon.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.


Accommodation

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.

    Features

  • 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
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Ask our friendly reservations at the time of booking.

Optional Experiences

To ensure your holiday is filled with memorable experiences, we have included a range of quality Optional Excursions for you to choose from and partake in, if you wish, during your holiday. The excursions can be booked on tour through your Travel Director.

NZ$155 Adult NZ$115 Adult

Enjoy a guided Bay Of Islands Tour. The Bay of Islands is a popular tourist destination in New Zealand. With an abundance of breathtaking, picturesque views, there are plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. Create lasting memories with a Bay Of Islands Highlights Tour.

NZ$163 Adult NZ$81.50 Child

Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach

A visit to New Zealand is not complete without a journey to the very top of the North Island – Cape Reinga (Te Rerenga Wairua). Drive along the sand on Ninety Mile Beach as the waves crash beside the custom-built coach. Your off-road journey continues up Te Paki Stream, stopping at the massive sand dunes where you can experience the thrills and spills of sand-boarding. Clambering up and surfing down the dunes (if you dare!) is sure to get your heart pumping. Enjoy a lunch of delicious fresh fish and chips at the historic Wagener Museum at Houhora. A vegetarian option is available and can be selected when booking.

$122 Adult, $61 Child

Fullers Hole in the Rock Cruise

This is the most popular dolphin watching cruise in the Bay of Islands, and for good reason! Board your cruise in Paihia or Russell 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 Piercy Island/Motukōkako, or as it is popularly known the ‘Hole in the Rock’. This four-hour cruise includes an island stopover, dolphin viewing and the Hole in the Rock.


Optional Experiences indicated are Australian or New Zealand dollars. Please note that occasionally weather or seasonal conditions may not permit their operation. Some also depend on a minimum number of participants and suitable time being available. Please see your Travel Director for a full list of experiences.

Trip Details

What's included

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

What to Bring

  • • Hat, Sunscreen, Enclosed Walking Shoes, Camera

Fitness Requirements

  • • Low level of fitness required

Dining

  • • 2 Full Buffet Breakfasts
  • • 1 Dinner

Flight Information

  • • Day Prior – Flights to arrive anytime into Auckland Airport
  • • Day 3 – Flights to depart after 7:00pm from Auckland Airport

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