Subtropical Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands
from £445 3 nights | Year round Exc. flights See price details
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Discover incredible Northland, the birthplace of modern New Zealand on this 3-night modular itinerary designed to be combined with your tailor made holiday plans. This region is a place of contrasting coastlines, vibrant Maori culture, magnificent Kauri trees and a dazzling array of 144 offshore islands, all set in a subtropical climate.


  • Experience the magnificent Kauri trees of the Waipoua Forest
  • Visit the historic Treaty House at Waitangi
  • Swim with dolphins in this spectacular marine environment
  • Venture north to Cape Reinga, the place of 'leaping spirits'
  • Explore Kerikeri and enjoy boutique vineyards, art galleries, cafes and crafts

Explore the 'Twin Coast Discovery' touring route from Auckland along the east, west and northern coastlines. Spend leisurely days sailing or swimming with dolphins, walking on pristine golden beaches or venture to the northernmost point of Cape Reinga where you can see the Pacific and Tasman oceans meet.

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Arrive in Paihia
Under your own arrangements. Entrance to the Waitangi Treaty House is included on arrival.
Overnight: Blue Pacific Apartments.
Day 2: Paihia
Enjoy today at your leisure. There are a wealth of wonderful activities to enjoy in this beautiful region.
Overnight: Blue Pacific Apartments.
Day 3: Paihia
This morning or afternoon enjoy a swimming with dolphins cruise. Dolphins, whales, fish, sea birds, penguins and other wildlife are frequently encountered in this spectacular marine environment.
Overnight: Blue Pacific Apartments.
Day 4: Depart Paihia
Depart the Bay of Islands and continue your onward journey.

Accommodation Options

Blue Pacific Apartments

  • Grade: Superior
  • Type: Self-catering

Enjoy unparalleled views from one of the serviced luxury…


A variety of accommodation options are included in this holiday, some of which are listed above. For further details, please contact us.



A number of excursions are included in this itinerary, some of which are listed in more detail below. Your Travel Specialist will be able to advise on additional or upgraded excursion options to suit your interests.

Discover the Bay Hole in The Rock Cruise, Bay of Islands

A classic way to explore the pristine stretch of the Bay of…

Ultimate Waitangi Sound & Light Show, Northland

A renowned evening show that combines the tapestry of Maori…

Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Waitangi

The Waitangi Treaty Grounds, overlooking the beautiful Bay …

Prices & Dates

Price from £ per person

Twin Share

Price Includes
Accommodation (room only, with private bathroom, tea & coffee making facilities, TV, telephone) ● Excursions as per the itinerary ● Vehicle rental (including unlimited kilometres, & vehicle insurance subject to an insurance excess). For 1-3 persons a group CDAR ** (Toyota Corolla Hatch 1.6-2.0 litre 4/5 door automatic with air conditioning, or similar).

** This 4-day itinerary includes mid-range vehicle rental.Other car types are available - please call for further details.

Price Excludes
International and domestic flights and airport taxes ● Fuel and vehicle insurance excess waiver fee ● Travel insurance ● Personal expenses ● Tips and gratuities

We pride ourselves on our ability to tailor-make holidays for our clients. Please let us know if you have any specific requests.

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