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Spectacular Bay of Islands - Auckland - New Zealand - 3 Nights

New Zealand



Take in the sights of the Bay of Islands. Cruise the crystal clear waters and view the Cape Brett Lighthouse, Hole in the Rock and Grand Cathedral Cave. Visit the Waitangi Treaty Reserve to discover New Zealand's early Maori and European history.
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    • Escorted Tours: Spectacular Bay of Islands - 4 Days/3 Nights
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Spectacular Bay of Islands - 4 Days/3 Nights

Tour departs daily ay 06h45.

Day 1: Auckland - Bay of Islands
Depart Auckland by coach for the Bay of Islands. On arrival in Paihia visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Reserve, where New Zealand's founding document, the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed. You'll have time on your own to learn about New Zealand's early Maori and European history and take in highlights such as the Maori War Canoe (Waka) and Meeting House (Marae). Then board the Dolphin Seeker, a purpose-built catamaran, and meet your experienced local skipper for a cruise through the beautiful clear waters. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as you get up close to the action. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic 'Hole in the Rock'. You'll be holding your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space. Take in the unique sights of Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the inner islands of the Bay.
Hotel: Copthorne Resort Bay of Islands.
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Bay of Islands (Free Time)
You'll have the day at leisure. Relax by the pool, or perhaps take a coach ride to Cape Reinga, the northern-most point of New Zealand. Tonight, you can choose to dine at one of the local cafés or restaurants on the waterfront.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3: Bay of Islands (Auckland)
This morning why not spend time in a local café or perhaps take a ferry to Russell, the first capital of New Zealand. This afternoon enjoy the lush green farmland scenery as you return to Auckland.
Hotel: Scenic Hotel Auckland
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Farewell from Auckland
Your short break concludes this morning after breakfast. You'll be transferred to Auckland Airport to connect with your onward flight (flights anytime).
Meals Included: Breakfast

What to Bring
Comfortable walking shoes. Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat. water bottel. Camera. Jacket (for the cooler months).

Luggage Allowance
One medium size suitcase per person plus one piece of hand luggage which may be carried on board the coach. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments and cannot be accepted as hand luggage. Maximum weight of the suitcase not to exceed 23kgs.

It is recommended that you ensure that you have adequate insurance.

Government regulations prohibit smoking inside tourist coaches. Please restrict smoking to the ample stops enroute.
Terms & Conditions

Valid for SADC Residents only.
Peak season surcharges and block out dates may apply. Prices are per person sharing, unless otherwise specified. All prices are indicative and correct at time of loading onto the Thompsons website and are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, rate increases, airfare increases and availability. For standard terms and conditions refer to www.thompsons.co.za E&OE.


All Items of a personal nature. Meals not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance.

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