Bay of Islands Tour

North Island, New Zealand

Discover on a Bay of Islands tour more than one hundred-forty-four islands and inlets.

Lighthouse, Cape Reinga
3-Day Bay of Islands Trip from Auckland


This comprehensive 3-day tour of the Bay of Islands is ideal for the first time visitor to New Zealand. With natural beauty, rocky islets and pristine beaches, the Bay of Islands is the water playground of the North Island. Learn about Maori culture, travel to the northernmost point of New Zealand and take a cruise through the famous "Hole in the Rock".

Aerial view, Bay of Islands
4-Day Bay of Islands Tour from Auckland including Overnight Cruise

Explore the natural beauty and the historical and cultural significance of New Zealand's North Island on this 4-day Bay of Islands trip from Auckland. You'll spend a night on board a luxurious catamaran, travel to Cape Reinga, New Zealand's northernmost point, and visit a legendary kauri forest, one of the great natural highlights of New Zealand.

R. Tucker Thompson, tall ship
Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on R. Tucker Thompson including BBQ Lunch

What better way to explore the peaceful waters on a Bay of Islands tour than on the "R. Tucker Thompson" tall ship. This replica of a 100 year old schooner looks just like a working ship of the 18th century and you can spend the day onboard exploring the bays and beaches of this beautiful Maritime Park.

Lion New Zealand, maxi yacht
Bay of Islands Full-Day Sailing including Lunch


Sail around the beautiful 144 islands on-board "Lion New Zealand", the late Sir Peter Blake's 80 foot maxi-yacht. Take the opportunity to join the crew and get involved - help raise the main sail or experience the thrill of taking the helm. If you are feeling less energetic and would like to just sit back, relax and watch you are more than welcome to. This is the best sailing adventure the Bay of Islands has to offer.

aerial view 90 Mile Beach
Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach Tour from Bay of Islands

Take an action-packed day trip from Paihia to the tip of New Zealand's North Island on a guided tour of Cape Reinga! The Waverider coach, built to traverse sand, will drive you down the rugged coastline of Ninety Mile Beach. You?ll also see the mystical kauri trees, go sandboarding and dig for shellfish.

Supercruise
Best of the Bay Supercruise - Original Cream Trip

The only authentic "Cream Trip". Fullers Bay of Islands have been delivering mail and supplies to island residents, exclusively for over 100 years. See idyllic sandy bays and homes up close as you truly explore life in the Bay.

Kerikeri
Kerikeri and Crafts Half-Day Tour from Bay of Islands

Depart Paihia on your leisurely afternoon half day tour of Kerikeri, the 'Cradle of the Nation'. Visit the beautiful Kerikeri Basin where you will see New Zealand's oldest European buildings, the Stone Store and Kemp House, plus the Kororipo Pa (a Maori fortress) and Rewa's Village (a reconstructed pre-European Maori fishing village). There is also the opportunity to visit the best of the many workshops in the area that specialize in pottery, woolen goods, paintings and kauri products.

Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland

Tour the Bay of Islands on a full-day trip from Auckland. You'll see spectacular rural and coastal scenery en route, visit historic Waitangi, cruise from Paihia and have free time to enjoy the cafes, museums and shops of Russell, New Zealand's early capital.

Coach, Paihia-Auckland
Bay of Islands (Paihia) to Auckland One-Way Tour

This tour is a great transport option to get back to Auckland if you have spent a few days in the Bay of Islands. The late afternoon departure time at 4:30pm allows you to spend a full day in the Bay before leaving for Auckland.

overnight cruise, Paihia
Bay Of Islands Overnight Cruise


Treat yourself on this Bay of Islands overnight cruise. Enjoy cruising the pristine tranquil waters on this Bay of Islands tour as you watch the sun rise and set from the privacy of your own sea view state room on this ultimate 2-day experience. You can either choose to join the cruise in Paihia or include coach transfers from Auckland.

hole in the rock, Cape Brett
Bay of Islands Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise

This is the most popular cruise in the Bay for a good reason! The modern high speed catamaran escorts you in comfort on a Bay of Islands tour, past sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and the many varied island landscapes as you make your way out to the Cape Brett Lighthouse.

Cape Reinga
Cape Reinga Half-Day Tour including Scenic Flight

Discover the rugged natural beauty of Cape Reinga, located on the tip of New Zealand's North Island. Perfect for those short on time who want to make the most of this splendid area, this combination flight and driving small-group tour showcases the best of the top end of New Zealand. See the remote and beautiful silica sand beaches of Parengarenga Harbour and Great Exhibition Bay; wander the lighthouse at Cape Reinga, where the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean; take a dip at Tapotupotu Bay; and sand-surf down the dunes at Te Paki.


Bay of Islands and Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Tour

Get bird's-eye views of Cape Brett and the Hole in the Rock on a scenic helicopter Bay of Islands tour from Paihia. Take in the stunning scenery of the main group of islands; view the iconic natural landmark, Hole in the Rock; and pass over the historic townships of Russell, Paihia and Waitangi.


Bay of Islands Cruise and Scenic Helicopter Tour

Experience the best of the Bay of Islands with a cruise and helicopter tour from Paihia. Hop aboard the sea shuttle for a scenic cruise out to the bay, and stop at a remote island to swim, snorkel or just relax. Then take to the skies with a helicopter tour over the islands, finishing on the mainland.

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