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Bay of Islands: Kerikeri, Russell & Waitangi Shore Excursion

Product ID: 170083
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Experience the very best the Bay of Islands has to offer, by exploring Paihia, Russell, Karikeri, Haruru Falls and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
About this activity
Duration: 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 7 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Visit the historic Russell township
  • Discover Haruru Falls and enjoy a guided tour of Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Benefit from complimentary pick-up and drop off from your cruise ship
  • Go sightseeing in Kerikeri
  • View a Māori cultural performance
Full description
Experience the very best the of Bay of Islands on this shore excursion including tours and exploration of Paihia, Russell, Kerikeri, Haruru Falls and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

While your cruise ship is berthed at the port, enjoy a tour of Paihia, the majestic Haruru Falls, and Kerikeri with its historic Mission House and Stone Store.

Following your guided tour, hop on board a ferry to Russell and, following your exploration of one of New Zealand’s oldest townships, return to Paihia and transfer to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds with time for lunch (own expense) and a fully guided tour of the grounds and a Māori cultural performance. Finally, you will be transferred back to your cruise ship where the tour will conclude.


9.30 AM: A representative will meet you at the wharf where your cruise ship tenders berth. From here you will begin your sightseeing tour which includes Paihia, Haruru Falls, and Kerikeri with its original Mission House and Stone Store.

11.30 AM: Ferry from Opua through to the historic township of Russell. Weather permitting, walk up Flagstaff Hill which is a great vantage point and photo opportunity as you look out over the Bay of Islands. This is followed by time to explore the township of Russell on foot with its historic buildings, craft shops and restaurants.

1.00 PM: Return to Paihia from Russell via a ferry where your guide will be waiting to transport you to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

1.30 PM: Arrive at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds where there will be some free time for lunch at the Treaty Grounds Cafe (own expense).

2.00 PM: Enjoy at a fully guided tour of the treaty grounds with an experienced local guide followed by a 30-minute entertaining Māori Cultural Performance. There will be time to visit the Waitangi museum and gift shop.

3.30 PM: Transfer from Waitangi back to the Waitangi Wharf to catch the tender back to your cruise ship, at which time your tour will conclude.
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop off from your cruise ship
  • Return ferry tickets from Paihia to Russell
  • Visit to Haruru Waterfalls, Kerikeri, and historic Russell
  • Guided tour and Māori cultural performance at Waitangi Treaty Grounds
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drink

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Meeting point

Waitangi Wharf, Waitangi, Bay of Islands, New Zealand. The Bay of Islands is a tender port and tenders will dock at the Waitangi Wharf, adjacent to the Yacht Club where your guide will be waiting. Please note that as the Bay of Islands is a tender port and there can be delays in catching a tender ashore, please obtain an early tender ticket to avoid disappointment. 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.

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Know before you go
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
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Product ID: 170083