Hole in the Rock Cruise
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Bay of Islands Overnight Explorer

3 day Explorer - from £395

Departs from Auckland

A perfect addition to any New Zealand holiday, this two night package includes coach transfers from Auckland, accommodation in Paihia and a scenic cruise.


  • Relax on one of Paihia’s beautiful beaches or explore its boutique shops
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Look out for dolphins on a cruise through the ‘Hole in the Rock’ to Cape Brett
  • Take the chance to visit Cape Rainga and 90 Mile Beach

You can add include this explorer in a longer New Zealand holiday.

Your Explorer

Make the scenic coach journey from Auckland to the beautiful Bay of Islands. On arrival learn about the historical significance of the region at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds where the agreement between the British and Maori people was signed in 1840.

The following day is yours to enjoy the coastal resort town of Paihia at leisure. There is the opportunity to take an optional excursion to the Northern tip of New Zealand with a day tour to Cape Rainga and 90 Mile Beach. Alternatively soak up the sun on one of the local beaches, explore the boutique shops and restaurants or hike some of the many scenic tracks within the area.

Your final day is spent admiring the Bay of Islands from the water as your cruise past some of the 144 islands. Watch out for dolphins and other marine life as you sail past Cape Brett and through the famous Hole in the Rock cruise.

Your tour concludes as you return to Auckland, arriving at approximately 20:00.

3 day Explorer - from £395


  • Add an full day tour to Ninety Mile Beach and Cape Reinga from £92

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