3 Day Bay Of Islands Tour from Auckland including Waitangi and Cape Reinga

Auckland, New Zealand
3 Day Bay Of Islands Dolphin Cruise and Cape Reinga Tour from Auckland

From US$659.67

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Free cancellation before 29 September.
  • 3 days
  • Offered in: English


Take in the highlights of the Northland on this 3-day tour from Auckland, including accommodation. Explore the Bay of Islands, including the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and the seafront town of Paihia; enjoy a dolphin-watching cruise around the bay; and journey to the northernmost point of New Zealand on a day tour to Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach.
  • Enjoy a mix of guided and independent tours
  • Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife while you explore
  • A small group means more attention from your guide
  • Accommodation and one lunch is included

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Experienced coach drivers
  • 2 nights accommodation in Paihia
  • Guided tour of Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach tour
  • Hole in the Rock cruise
  • Return transport Auckland to Auckland
  • Meals unless specified
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance. We recommend travel insurance for all tours

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • InterCity Sky City Bus Terminal
    102 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

    Pick up from the Intercity bus stop.

Start time

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Opening hours

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Day 1

Auckland to Paihia and Waitangi Treaty Grounds

2 Stops

Paihia Harbour

6 hours Admission Ticket Free

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Accommodation: Choose from 3-Star or 4-Star hotel accommodation in Paihia

Meals: Not included

Day 2

Cape Reinga and Ninety Mile Beach Day Tour

1 Stop

Cape Reinga Lighthouse

12 hours Admission Ticket Included

Accommodation: You have the choice of 3-star or 4-star hotel accommodation in Paihia

Meals: Lunch

Day 3

Take a cruise to the famous 'Hole in the Rock' before returning to Auckland

2 Stops

Ipipiri Bay of Islands isite Visitor Information Centre

3 hours Admission Ticket Included

InterCity Sky City Bus Terminal

4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Not included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 4 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 4 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 3 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Traveler Tips

I was traveling on my own through NZ, and I didn't want to bother with a car, so this tour was absolutely perfect for me!


8 reviews
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Sharon_C, Apr 2023
Missing the Hole in the Rock and standing in the rain at the Cape. Because our schedule changed we encountered weather that limited our options. If the original schedule had applied we would have seen everything we booked for. When we booked we did not know we would be taking a city bus to and from Auckland. We were expecting a tour bus. I would recommend anyone to make their own way to Bay of Islands and book their tours when they arrive.
Must Do Tour!
Lori_M, Mar 2023
If I could recommend any tour this is the one! If I could give it more than five stars I would! Amazing from start to finish! Everyone was friendly and helpful. The sights were unforgettable. Really felt immersed in the Māori culture! I would go again in heartbeat!
A diverse and outstanding 3 day tour.
gerritaiji, Dec 2022
Tanya is an outstanding tour guide/bus driver. We enjoyed all of our experiences. From riding the tour bus on the beach, looking for beautiful sea shells, walking out to Cape Reinga, viewing the coast and sliding down the sand dunes. We also really enjoyed the culture Waitangi tour and walking the entire property. Also - great gifts in the gifts shop. Bay of Islands- great boat cruise!! We saw tons of dolphins on route and a few near the hole in the rock. Really enjoyed the short hikes on Otehei Bay.
Highlights in the Northland
Shannon_B, Mar 2020
This was a great tour that included all of the things that I wanted to experience in the Northland. All of the details were taken care- pick ups and drop offs were seamless and I all I had to do was show up. The drivers/tour guides had great personalities (Rachel, was especially informative and entertaining) and they all took great care of us. I was traveling on my own through NZ, and I didn't want to bother with a car, so this tour was absolutely perfect for me! Also the tour coordinator sent me a very detailed itinerary with all the contact info that I could possibly need, which was really wonderful. Truly a great experience and a fantastic company to book with!
Response from Host, Mar 2020
We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with us. New Zealand is such a wonderful place to adventure and it sounds like you really made the most of it. Thank you so much for sending us your review it means the world to hear that people have enjoyed their time travelling with us.
Great trip. Well organized, got...
rahul_m, Jan 2018
Great trip. Well organized, got plenty of time for yourself. Beautiful views, and very nice guides, really. Would repeat 100
Great experience to join this tour...
spenceryeung1988, Oct 2017
Great experience to join this tour as it includes all the major spots in the NZ's northern area. Bus drivers are very professional and polite. Regarding to the hotel accommodation, the room is quite good. The location is very convenient. It takes about 5 minutes to reach a supermarket. One minor thing is that the kettle in the 3 star hotel is dirty and old. Paihia is definitely the place you have to go if you would like to take a break in a small town/village for few days.
This tour was the HIGHLIGHT of our...
jill_j, Feb 2017
This tour was the HIGHLIGHT of our trip to the North Island of New Zealand! Everything was spot on, from the accommodations, to the tour conductors. Highly recommend!
Teiti_M, Jan 2020
Belle escapade, dommage que Cap Reinga était dans les nuages au moment de la visite. Visites à recommander.

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