Bay of Islands Tour with Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise (from Auckland). A popular day tour from Auckland to Paihia, including a spectacular dolphin watching cruise in the Bay of Islands.

Bay of Islands Tour with Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise (from Auckland)

Day Tour - Auckland
Price: Starting from NZ $246.00 per adult

Tour Description

Starting in Auckland, travel north to the Bay of Islands on a comfortable and air-conditioned deluxe coach. Sit back, relax and enjoy the informative commentary as you cross the iconic Harbour Bridge, and soak up New Zealand's spectacular scenery of rural countryside and sub-tropical bush en route to the beautiful Bay of Islands.

After arriving in Paihia, you'll board the Dolphin Seeker, a catamaran purpose-built for dolphin and whale viewing. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks as we cruise past the islands of the Bay. Keep a look out for Common and Bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as our experienced local skippers get you up close to the action.

Cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock. Admire the rock walls towering above you as the skipper navigates right through the narrow space (conditions permitting) before heading back into the inner islands of the Bay.

Optional Extras

Add a guided tour of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds where in 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between Maori and the British Crown.

A picnic lunch is available on this tour. Lunches must be pre-booked by 6pm the day before travel.

Tour Details & Highlights

  • Full day tour
  • Operates daily
  • Return coach travel from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands dolphin watching cruise
  • Travel to the famous 'Hole in the Rock'
  • Guided tour of Waitangi Treaty Grounds (optional extra)
DEPARTS: 7.30 am
RETURNS: 8.10 pm
Pick-up / drop-off at InterCity SkyCity Terminal, 102 Hobson St, Auckland - courtesy hotel transfers are available from selected hotels.
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