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Paihia: Jeep Wrangler Half-Day Private Sightseeing Tour

Product ID: 155463
Explore the Bay of Islands while being driven through forests and farmland off the beaten path. With a private Jeep Wrangler and local guide to yourself, relax and stop where you want with a flexible timetable and an optional winery lunch.
About this activity
Duration: 4.5 - 5.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Get away from the crowds and enjoy the privacy of your own new Jeep Wangler and personal local tour guide
  • See the natural highlights of the Bay of Islands including waterfalls, sweeping vistas, majestic forests and rural back country farmland
  • Visit the historic locations that make the Bay of Islands the "Cradle of the Nation" including the Stone Store in Kerikeri
  • Discover the quirky town of Kawakawa, known as train town and famous for the Hundertwasser public toilets
Full description
Your day will begin with a short drive to a viewpoint above Waitangi for a photo stop overlooking the cruise ship anchorage in the inner Bay of Islands. Next, using the Jeep four-wheel drive capabilities, you travel along the first of your tour’s unsealed roads to reach the horseshoe-shaped Haruru Falls. Continuing northward, visit the Kororipo-Kerikeri Basin, site of the famous Stone Store and early trading between Māori and European settlers. Then visit the stunning Rainbow Falls before traveling past orchards and kiwi fruit vines to the subtropical rainforest of Puketi. Here, you will get up-close and personal with ancient kauri trees. Travel down another unsealed road, past working farmland, native bush and sweeping rural views.

If you have chosen the lunch option, you will now be treated to a stop at a local award-winning winery for a wine tasting and a sumptuous antipasto platter lunch. The next leg of your tour will take you to the quirky town of Kawakawa, famous for its photogenic public toilets designed and built by the Austrian artist Friedrich Hundertwasser. The town also features a historic railway that passes down the center of the main road. If you are lucky, a train may even pass through the town and stop traffic.

You will then travel along the Kawakawa-Opua Road built by US soldiers stationed in Northland during WW II, stopping along the way at a viewpoint for a final panoramic photo opportunity. Your personal Jeep tour will finish back where you started, or you can end your tour at the Paihia Wharf and explore the seaside town. 
  • Fully guided private tour in a new Jeep Wrangler
  • Antipasto platter lunch with winery option
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks for the winery lunch option

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Comfortable shoes as there will be some walking involved
• Appropriate casual clothing for the weather on the day of the tour
• Getting in and out of the Jeep does involve a reasonable level of fitness but a portable step to assist will also be available
• Suitable for all ages
• You can vary stops depending on your particular interests
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 1 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Mark and wife were fantastic. We were a party of 7 which included 4 80+ year olds they were very considerate and accommodating and took into consideration the older and younger ones of our party. Thoroughly recommend Rogue Jeeps.

March 27, 2019

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Rogue Pony Tours NZ

Product ID: 155463