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NEW ZEALAND - THE BAY OF ISLANDS

4 Days, Auckland to Auckland
NEW ZEALAND - THE BAY OF ISLANDS

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Nature lovers who leave the North Island without stopping off at the Bay of Islands will kick themselves all the way back home (and that's a looong flight). This read more...

IS THIS Yolo TRIP FOR ME ? YES ! IF YOU...
    • Are young at heart
    • Prefer fast-paced and budget-friendly trips
    • Want to have meaningful encounters with local people
    • Love making new friends
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 03 nights accommodation with breakfast (Hostels (2 nts), houseboat (1 nt). All nights multi-share).
  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 2 dinners.
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  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Private bus).
  • Snorkelling in Goat Island Marine Reserve (seasonal)
  • Boat excursion with included activities onboard like snorkelling, fishing, and kayaking
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 50-75 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme. (Keep it as per PDF)
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Auckland
Day 2 Auckland/Bay of Islands
Day 3 Bay of Islands/Paihia
Day 4 Depart Paihia/Auckland
Departures
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    2017
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    2017
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    2017
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  • Start
  • Finish
  • Wed, 18 Oct '17
  • Sat, 21 Oct '17
  • Wed, 15 Nov '17
  • Sat, 18 Nov '17
  • Wed, 06 Dec '17
  • Sat, 09 Dec '17
  • Wed, 13 Dec '17
  • Sat, 16 Dec '17
  • Wed, 20 Dec '17
  • Sat, 23 Dec '17
  • Wed, 03 Jan '18
  • Sat, 06 Jan '18
  • Wed, 10 Jan '18
  • Sat, 13 Jan '18
  • Wed, 24 Jan '18
  • Sat, 27 Jan '18
  • Wed, 07 Feb '18
  • Sat, 10 Feb '18
  • Wed, 14 Feb '18
  • Sat, 17 Feb '18
  • Wed, 21 Feb '18
  • Sat, 24 Feb '18
  • Wed, 28 Feb '18
  • Sat, 03 Mar '18
  • Wed, 07 Mar '18
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  • Wed, 14 Mar '18
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  • Wed, 28 Mar '18
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  • Wed, 04 Apr '18
  • Sat, 07 Apr '18
  • Wed, 11 Apr '18
  • Sat, 14 Apr '18
  • Wed, 25 Apr '18
  • Sat, 28 Apr '18
  • Wed, 02 May '18
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  • Wed, 09 May '18
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  • Wed, 06 Jun '18
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  • Sat, 01 Sep '18
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  • Wed, 03 Oct '18
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  • Wed, 17 Oct '18
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  • Wed, 31 Oct '18
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  • Wed, 14 Nov '18
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  • Sat, 24 Nov '18
  • Wed, 28 Nov '18
  • Sat, 01 Dec '18
  • Wed, 05 Dec '18
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  • Wed, 12 Dec '18
  • Sat, 15 Dec '18
  • Wed, 19 Dec '18
  • Sat, 22 Dec '18
  • Wed, 26 Dec '18
  • Sat, 29 Dec '18
TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Auckland
  • Bay Of Islands
  • Paihia
  • Auckland to Paihia Map
  • DAY 1 Arrive Auckland

    Arrive at any time.

    Arrive in Auckland at any time. There are no planned activities during the day, so check into the hotel and explore the city.


    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    19:00
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip.

    Visit the Maritime Museum, walk the waterfront, or even take the ferry to Waiheke Island.

    Optional Activities
    Maritime Museum Visit

    Auckland1h-8h
    17-29NZD per person
    Tour the museum's seven galleries to learn more about New Zealand's relationship with the sea. Be inspired by the country's most celebrated mariner, Sir Peter Blake, and his many accomplishments, and see maritime art that speaks to the sentiment of a nautical nation.

    Waiheke Island Excursion
    Waiheke Island3h-8h
    45-130NZD per person
    Take a ferry ride to Waiheke Island for a quick, fun getaway. Swim or kayak at white-sand beaches in the Hauraki Gulf. Tour the island's tracks and bush reserves, or sample your way through some of the island's 19 boutique wineries (the island produces some of New Zealand's finest reds). (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Auckland/Bay of Islands

    Travel north via backroads, stopping to see giant kauri trees, and go for an included snorkel at Goat Island Marine Reserve (seasonal). Board a large houseboat for an overnight trip through the beautiful Bay of Islands.

    Depart early and travel to a local reserve with giant kauri trees. Native to New Zealand, these trees are some of the largest in the world. Learn about their importance to European settlement in New Zealand. Head to the Goat Island Marine Reserve for an included activity of snorkelling to see abundant sea life (seasonal).

    Continue on to the Bay of Islands and board a houseboat - your home for the night.

    Private Vehicle
    Auckland - Paihia 4h 250km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Goat Island Marine Reserve Snorkelling
    Goat Island
    Grab a snorkel and mask and play Jacques Cousteau. See an array of marine life up close at this amazing snorkelling site and reserve that's been protected for more than 30 years. Keep an eye out for blue maomaos, eagle and sting rays, octopi, kahawais, dolphins, and orcas!

    Bay of Islands Overnight Excursion
    Bay of Islands
    Board a houseboat for some marine fun and a memorable overnight excursion. Go kayaking, swimming, target shooting, shellfish gathering or dolphin spotting - the list is endless. Spend some quality R&R time on a nearby remote island after an active day. Leave your worries behind - all activities and meals on board are included, and the night is spent anchored at a secluded bay. (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 3 Bay of Islands/Paihia

    Enjoy free time in the morning on the boat. Choose to do a number of included water activities like kayaking, snorkelling, fishing or visiting nearby islands. Opt to go on a dolphin watching tour. Disembark with some time to explore Paihia before an evening barbecue.

    Enjoy a morning of activities from our boat base. Then travel back to the mainland for a walk around the small town of Paihia. An optional visit to the Treaty House in the nearby town of Waitangi is highly recommended.

    Free Time
    Paihia Afternoon
    Spend free time in this seaside town any way you want - swim, trek or just relax on one of the golden-sand beaches.

    Optional Activities
    Dolphin Watching Tour

    Paihia
    89-104NZD per person
    Spend a morning out in the bay looking for wild dolphins. If circumstances are right (about 50/50), there may be an opportunity to swim with these amazing creatures. Bring your swimwear, towel, warm clothes, and snacks. Don't worry about a wetsuit, mask, snorkel or flippers - they're provided.

    Waitangi Grounds Visit
    Learn about the history of New Zealand on this visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. See the historic Treaty House where local Maori signed their accord with the British Crown in 1840, giving the Maori the rights of British subjects (a guided tour is highly recommended). Get a taste of Maori culture with performances of traditional songs and dances and, of course, the infamous Haka! (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 4 Depart Paihia/Auckland

    Enjoy a free morning to relax. Opt to swim with dolphins, skydive, or check out the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Return to Auckland in the early evening where the tour finishes upon arrival. Feel free to book onward travel for after 8pm.

    Take advantage of optional morning activities such as skydiving, dolphin watching, fishing or visiting the historic town of Russell.

    Free Time
    Paihia Morning
    Use free time in this seaside town any way you want. Head out on a marine adventure or just grab some quality R&R on the beach.

    Private Vehicle
    Paihia - Auckland4h250km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Departure Day (Activities)
    Depart on arrival to your final destination. Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require.

    Optional Activities
    Skydiving

    Paihia
    229-400NZD per person
    Go for this once-in-a-lifetime skydiving opportunity in New Zealand - the Bay of Islands is one of the best places to try it! Skydive over the bay from a range of heights (between 2743-4877m or 9,000-16,000ft).

    Dolphin Watching Tour
    Paihia
    89-104NZD per person
    Spend a morning out in the bay looking for wild dolphins. If circumstances are right (about 50/50), there may be an opportunity to swim with these amazing creatures. Bring your swimwear, towel, warm clothes, and snacks. Don't worry about a wetsuit, mask, snorkel or flippers - they're provided.

    Waitangi Grounds Visit
    Learn about the history of New Zealand on this visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. See the historic Treaty House where local Maori signed their accord with the British Crown in 1840, giving the Maori the rights of British subjects (a guided tour is highly recommended). Get a taste of Maori culture with performances of traditional songs and dances and, of course, the infamous Haka!

    Ferry to Russell
    Paihia1h-3h
    7-12NZD per person
    Head over to New Zealand's first capital. Explore the town's many highlights, including the old Pompallier Mission, an early French Catholic missionary.

    Travel back to Auckland where the tour ends upon arrival at 6pm. Feel free to book onward travel for after 8pm. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 50-75 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme. (Keep it as per PDF)

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 14 passengers, at an average there are 20 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. This tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour after your trip concludes.


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