Auckland is well being by far the largest, it’s also the most multicultural of New Zealand’s cities. A sizable Asian community rubs shoulders with the biggest Polynesian population of any city in the world. Catch a whiff of Rotorua’s sulphur-rich, asthmatic airs and you’ve already got a taste of NZ’s most dynamic thermal area, home to spurting geysers, steaming hot springs and exploding mud pools.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrive Auckland
On arrival at Auckland, 'The City of Sails', seat in coach passengers will be met by our local representative and privately transferred to your hotel. Self drive passengers will collect your rental car at the airport and drive to your hotel.
Day 2: Auckland To Bay Of Islands
Travel north over Auckland's Harbour Bridge and along the Hibiscus Coast. There is the opportunity to view mighty Kauri Trees enroute. The journey continues, travelling through Whangarei, Northland's only major city and port, before arriving in the beautiful Bay of Islands. This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds to learn about New Zealand's historic treaty signed between the British Crown and the Maori Chieftains. Following this, take a 'Hole in the Rock and Cape Brett' cruise. If you wish, you may disembark from this cruise in Romantic Russell and take some time to explore this historic town, returning to Paihia by local ferry at your leisure (ferry ticket included).
Jump aboard a catamaran to Cape Brett Lighthouse and the Hole in the Rock on Motukokako Island. It's the Bay of Islands' most popular cruise! Departing Auckland, you'll head ...
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Travel from Auckland to Bay of Island
Fly to Kerikeri
Fly to Whangarei, bus
Day 3: Bay Of Islands
Today is at your leisure to enjoy the Bay of Islands and Northland. You might like to book an optional Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach day tour or take time to explore historic Russell or Kerikeri. Optional activities not included in the tour price.
Day 4: Bay Of Islands To Auckland
Most of the today is free until your coach departure (SIC passengers only) later this afternoon. For self drive passengers, you may like to return to Auckland on the alternative west coast route through the Waipoua Forest and visit the might kauri trees. At leisure this morning to further explore this beautiful region. Later this afternoon return to Auckland.