Private tour

Paihia: Bay of Islands Trike Tour Experience

4.9 / 5

54 reviews

Activity provider: Thunder Trike Tours
Private tour

Paihia: Bay of Islands Trike Tour Experience

Activity provider: Thunder Trike Tours

From US$ 46.94 per person

Climb on a V8 Chev Trike and enjoy a unique Bay of Islands experience. Choose from the 30-minute Scenic Tour, 30-minute Thriller Tour, 1-hour Combo Tour, and 2-hour Ultimate Tour options.

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Duration 30 minutes - 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Discover the unique, half moon-shaped Haruru Falls
  • Take in panoramic views of the Bay of Islands from the Waitangi Lookout
  • Explore the delightful Opua village and marina
  • Take advantage of a photo opportunity behind the handlebars of a V8 Trike
  • Experience the freedom and exhilaration of the open road on this high-adrenaline tour
Full description

On the Scenic Tour, you'll climb aboard your trike, buckle up, and settle in for one of the most exciting tours of your life. Venture out onto the open road, take a short burst out to the half moon-shaped Haruru Falls, and then continue back to Waitangi Lookout. Capture the breathtaking, 360-degree views of the Bay of Islands on your camera, plus get your picture taken behind the handlebars of the big beast.  The Thriller Tour includes an action-packed, 30-minute tour on the V2 Chek Trike. Zip off to the picturesque Opua and return with photos and even more adrenaline-pumping thrills as you cruise down this awesome, winding coastal road. The Combo Tour includes a one-hour tour around the scenic Bay of Islands. Visit the beautiful Haruru Falls before continuing to Waitangi Lookout for breathtaking views. Wind your way through the hills of the idyllic Opua before a thrilling ride back to Paihia. This option works as combination of the first two and is the best choice for adrenaline-seekers.

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    Meeting point

    Meet outside i-Site Visitor Center in central Paihia (at the end of the wharf) next to the Maritime Building

    Open in Google Maps ⟶
    Important information

    What to bring

    • Sunglasses
    • Jacket

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    •  The trikes are suitable for all ages and levels of mobility
    •  There is a very small step up to board the trikes
    •  No helmets required but full seatbelts must be worn at all times
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 54 reviews

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    An awesome tour guide with a lot of knowledge about the place and a highly competent trike rider. It was also amazing to feel the power of the trike and the wind in your hair. I would absolutely recommend doing this and my partner and I would love to do this again.

    April 1, 2023

    Tony and Mark were extremely friendly, helpful and considerate by picking us up and our daughter who uses a powered wheelchair. This saved us having to store her wheelchair while we rode the trikes. We all thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, and would absolutely recommend this adventure, thanks heaps

    April 1, 2023

    Four of us (2 bikes) met Mark and Daz at the isite centre and what an exhilarating experience from start to finish. It started raining shortly after we started but only lasted a few minutes but our clothes dried out within minutes thank goodness. We had a great tour around Paihia and district including the Waitangi treaty grounds. The guys were great and we could hear everything they spoke about very clearly.

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    April 1, 2023

    Product ID: 375086