1. New Zealand
  2. Bay of Islands
  3. Kerikeri
  4. Haruru Falls

Historic Kerikeri, Kiwifruit Orchard & Glowworm Cave Tour

Product ID: 284077
Enjoy an extensive tour of New Zealand's breathtaking natural landmarks and historical points of interest. See the Kawiti Glowworm Caves, Opua Kauri Forest, Makana Chocolate Factory, the Kerikeri Mission Station, and the stunning Haruru Falls.
About this activity
Duration: 4 hours
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  • Experience the stunning Kawiti Glowworm Caves guided by a Maori expert
  • Sample handmade chocolate at the Makana Chocolate Factory and enjoy cream tea at the end of the tour
  • See the famous public art piece the Hundertwasser Toilets
  • Vist the Kerikeri Mission Station, home to the oldest colonial building in New Zealand
  • Visit the second oldest kiwi fruit orchard in the Bay of Islands and go on a guided tour
Full description
After arriving the meeting point, journey in an air-conditioned van to the Opua Kauri Forest, the first stop on the tour. Here you will find a 15,000-hectare forest containing magnificent stands of Kauri and rich ecological diversity. Enjoy a 30-minute guided tour then head to Kawiti Glowworm Caves. Here, a member of the local Iwi (Maori Tribe) will act as your guide and lead you through underground caverns surrounded by breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites to see the glowworms.

After a short drive to Kawakawa — the location of the world famous Hundertwasser Toilets — you will see one of the few public toilets seen as an international work of art. Designed by the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the toilet features recycled materials sourced from the local community. Your next stop is the Makana Chocolate Factory where you can sample their handmade chocolates. There will be time to visit the adjacent Kauri Workshop selling crafts and collectibles and also get something to eat in the coffee shop next to the factory.

Next up is the Kerikeri Mission Station, established in 1819 and home to New Zealand's oldest colonial building completed in 1822 by missionary carpenters and Maori sawyers. Departing Kerikeri, you will take in the splendor of the Haruru Falls — haruru meaning ‘big noise’ in Maori. The last stop of the day is the Waitangi lookout. This is a final chance to take in the stunning views over Waitangi, Russell, and the Bay of Islands before your transportation back to Paihia. There will be time to enjoy the full range of shops and cafes before boarding your free shuttle bus back to the Wharf.
  • All entrance fees
  • Expert guides
  • Bottles of water
What’s Not Included
  • Food
  • Personal purchases

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

When you get off the tender at Waitangi Wharf, please walk to the end of the jetty (50 metres). A member of staff will be there holding a board with your name on it. Please call 021 0277 3446 if there are any problems. Departure time is 9:30 AM.

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• There will be two stops where food and drink can be purchased