Private Tour: Bay of Islands Tour with Wine Tasting

Paihia, New Zealand

From US$294.23

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The Bay of Islands is one of the most visited attractions of New Zealand’s North Island, and this private 6-hour tour from Paihia combines all its highlights with wine tasting in the Kerikeri wine region. Along the way, discover New Zealand’s colonial history at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, marvel at natural wonders such as Haruru Falls and Wharepuke Falls, and immerse yourself in Maori culture at Rewa‘s Village.
  • 4-hour private Bay of Islands tour from Paihia
  • Admire views of Haruru Falls, Wharepuke Falls, and the Bay of Islands
  • Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, one of New Zealand’s most important historic sites
  • Discover the bay’s Maori heritage at Rewa‘s Village
  • Sample New Zealand’s Syrah and Chardonnay wines at a Kerikeri winery
  • Great-value tour includes hotel or port pick-up, and round-trip transport
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Transport by private vehicle
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

Opening hours

  • 10/15/2020 - 4/12/2024

    Monday - Friday : 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

    Saturday : 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    Sunday : 01:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Pickup details

All the tours start from your hotel in Paihia/Kerikeri, Paihia cruise ship landing area or Paihia i-SITE

What To Expect

Meet your private guide at your central Paihia hotel or on arrival at Paihia cruise port, and set out to explore the Bay of Islands. The exact itinerary can be tailored to your personal preferences, but tours typical start with a visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. As you explore Waitangi museum, learn more about the site’s historic significance, the signing of the Waitangi Treaty, and the birthplace of a nation, then be treated to a cultural performance in the Waitangi grounds.

As you journey around the bay, stop to take photos of natural wonders such as the Haruru Falls and the Rainbow Falls; admire the Stone Store & Kemp House (Kerikeri Mission Station) in Kerikeri, two of the country’s oldest buildings; and take a peek at the historic wooden church of St James. Take a stroll along the Kerikeri River to see the Wharepuke Falls, pause to soak up the views across the Bay, then pay a visit to Rewa‘s Village, a full-scale replica of a pre–European Māori fishing village, where you can learn more about the region’s rich Maori heritage.

After a morning exploring the Bay of Islands, enjoy a scenic drive through the Kerikeri vineyards, as your guide talks about the region’s long winemaking history and how it became the foundation of New Zealand’s wine industry. Along the way, stop at a local winery to stroll the vineyards, peek into the wine cellars, and sample an array of Chardonnays, Pinot Gris and Viogniers. Winery visits can be customized to your preferences, and you could also choose to tuck into a delicious lunch (own expense) at one of the wineries.

After lunch, your tour ends with drop-off back at your Paihia hotel or cruise port.


5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Haruru Falls

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Rainbow Falls

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Makana Chocolate Boutique (Pass By)

St James Anglican Church

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Operated by Kernhem Group (NZ)

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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