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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
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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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 Maori cultural performance
Full description
Experience the very best of the Bay of Islands has to offer.  Explore Paihia, Russell, Karikeri, Haruru Falls and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Enjoy the return ferry crossings from Paihia to Russell and following your exploration of this historic township you will travel through to Kerikeri with its original Mission House and Stone Store. On your return to Waitangi there will be a stop at the Haruru Falls. There will be time for some lunch at Waitangi prior to a fully guided tour of the Treaty Grounds followed by a Maori Cultural Performance. 

Collected by coach from your cruise ship tender from the wharf at Waitangi and transferred into the township of Paihia where you will catch the ferry to Russell.
Arrive Russell and explore on foot the quaint township of Russell, New Zealand’s first capital, with its historic buildings, craft shops and restaurants before returning to the Russell to Paihia Ferry wharf. Return ferry to Paihia and rejoin your coach for a sightseeing tour of the area which will include the Piahia township, the Haruru Falls and Kerikeri with its original mission house and stone store.

Arrive Waitangi Treaty Grounds and free time for lunch at the Treaty Grounds Cafe (at own expense) Enjoy at fully guided tour of the treaty grounds conducted by an experienced local guide and followed by a 30 minute entertaining Maori Cultural Performance . There will be time to visit the Waitangi museum and gift shop should anyone in the group be interested. Transferred from Waitangi back to the Waitangi Wharf to catch the tender back to your cruise ship.
  • 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 Maori 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