Bay of Islands: Shore Excursion with Kawiti Glowworm Caves
- Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour with informative and entertaining commentary
- Visit Kerikeri with its historic Stone Store and Mission House
- Discover Haruru Falls and the Kawiti Glowworm Caves
- Benefit from complimentary pick-up and drop from your cruise ship
From Kawiti, the tour moves onward to Kawakawa, also known as “Train Town” as the Bay of Islands Vintage Railway runs down the middle of its main street. From this point you will proceed toward Puketi Forest, a 15,000 hectare forest containing magnificent stands of kauri and a rich ecological diversity.
The next stop is Kerikeri, also known for its successful horticulture, niche food products, fabulous chocolates, boutique vineyards, art galleries and crafts. Here, a visit to Makana Chocolates has been arranged, where you can watch the making of chocolates, taste a few samples and, of course, shop for some delicious treats. You will see the “The Stone Store”, New Zealand’s oldest building and the adjacent “Kemp House” but with unfortunately no time to stop and view.
Heading back to Paihia, a stop will be made at the Haruru Falls, a breathtaking waterfall in a horseshoe shape which is very rare and quite spectacular. Departing the Haruru Falls, the final stop is at the Waitangi Look Out Loop, which provides stunning views over Waitangi and the Bay of Islands. The tour will either return you to the tenders in Waitangi or drop you to the township of Paihia should you wish to explore further before catching one of the shuttles back to the tenders.
- Complimentary pick-up and drop off from your cruise ship
- Experienced driver and guide
- Guided sightseeing tour
- Visit to Kerikeri, Haruru Falls, Mankana Chocolates and the Kawiti Glowworm Caves
- Meals and refreshments
Prepare for the activity
Wharf at Waitangi, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Detailed meeting instructions will be sent to you once your booking is received as the departure time may vary depending on the arrival and departure time of your cruise ship.Open in Google Maps ⟶
- Comfortable shoes
New Zealand weather can be very unpredictable throughout the year, bring warm clothing that you can leave in the tour vehicle if not required
All tours are designed to meet the cruise ship's port arrival and departure times. If for any reason you are not returned to your ship prior to its departure, the local operator guarantees to get you to the ships next port of call