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  1. New Zealand
  2. Bay of Islands
  3. Auckland
  4. Cape Reinga

From Auckland: Bay of Islands & Cape Reinga Multi-Day Trip

Product ID: 192216
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Discover the sub-tropical Bay of Islands and the sacred northernmost point of New Zealand, Cape Reinga on a 3-day guided trip from Auckland. The Bay of Islands is famous for white sandy beaches, world-class diving, water activities, and native forests.
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Duration 3 days
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  • Witness the Pacific Ocean meet the Tasman Sea at the northernmost point of New Zealand, Cape Reinga
  • Explore the Puketi Forest, home to ancient giant Kauri trees
  • Walk the sandy shores of the famous 90 Mile Beach
  • Go sand-boarding down giant sand dunes
  • Get out on the water in the Bay of Islands
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Day 1: Auckland to Paihia

Depart Auckland for the beautiful Bay of Islands. Visit the Parry Kauri Forest Park and hug some of the world’s mightiest trees, the native kauri, on your way to Paihia, often called the ‘gateway to the Bay.’ Once in Paihia, you are spoilt for choice with activities: catch the ferry across to historic Russell (NZ’s former capital), cruise through the famous 'Hole in the Rock cruise', go Dolphin spotting or kayaking.

Day 2: Paihia to Cape Reinga

Gear up for a big day, departing early to make the trip to the top of the country. Don’t forget to pack lunch, water and some snacks to keep you going today. You'll travel up to 90 Mile Beach, an official public highway, and to Te Paki Stream, where you'll learn the art of sand surfing on some of the biggest sand dunes in New Zealand. Your destination is Cape Reinga, where the Tasman and Pacific Oceans clash at the northernmost point of the country. Your trip home includes a stopover at Mangonui where fish n' chips (a Kiwi Classic!) is highly recommended for dinner, before returning to Paihia in the evening.

Day 3: Paihia to Auckland

Spend the morning at your leisure. There’s time to do the fantastic half-day Hole in the Rock dolphin cruise around the Bay in the morning, walk to the nearby Haruru Falls or relax by the beach. Board the return bus in the mid-afternoon, destined for the bright lights of Auckland.
  • Transport by air-conditioned bus
  • Driver-guide
  • Visit to Parry Kauri Forest Park
  • Sand Boarding activity
What’s Not Included
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Optional activities

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Meeting point

Stray Shop (50 Fort Street, Auckland City)

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• Once you've booked, you will have access to an App where you can book accommodation and optional activities
• Your tour supplier will charge the following fees in the event of booking cancellations: will charge the following fees in the event of booking cancellations: 8+ days before departure (or open dated): 20% of fare, 3 to 7-days before departure: 50% of fare, less than 48-hours: 100% of fare
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Stray Travel

Product ID: 192216