Visit The Bay of Islands

The Bay Of Islands are located in the sub-tropical coastal region north of Auckland, on the North island of New Zealand. The area is is of historical importance as well as one of significant beauty.

This is New Zealand’s Whitsundays. 144 islands enclosed in a protected bay, only one of these can be stayed on, that is Urupukapuka (Uroo pukka pukka). This area is home to a great amount of marine life including hundreds of bottle nosed dolphins and often gets visits from Orcas.

The Bay of Islands was where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between a selection of maori Chiefs and the British Crown at a place called Waitangi in 1840. Every year on February 6th NZ celebrates Waitangi Day.

From the main town of Paihia you can embark of day trips out to see the islands in the bay. One of the trips includes travel by boat through what's known as the 'hole in the rock'. There are protected marine and fishing reserves aswell as two shipwrecks The Canterbury and The rainbow Warrior for divers.

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Explore Abel Tasman National Park

14 Day Reverse Traverse Queenstown to Auckland Tour

Enjoy both islands from the bottom of the South to the tip of the North. If you're starting South and want to see it all from the wild West coast to the Bay of Islands then this is the one for you.

This camping tour starts in Queenstown and ends in Auckland, New Zealand. Travel up the West Coast of the South Island and then to the North Island including travel to the Bay of Islands.

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Visit some stunning New Zealand beaches

The Maximus Pass

Jump on the bus and discover the real New Zealand, with (almost) everything you could wish for! From the Far North to the very Far South.

You can start and finish in Auckland, Christchurch or any other place around the circuit. You need about 4 weeks and it's an excellent way to really get to see and experience all of what NZ has to offer - the North of the North to the deep South! As always the longer you have the better so you can get off at your favourite places for a few more days (or weeks!).

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Spend a few days in Queenstown - the adventure and party capital of NZ!

The Max Pass

The Max Pass is our most popular hop-on hop-off travel pass.

You'll need a few weeks to make the most of it. Start where you like and finish where you started. Most passengers start in Auckland for this fun adventure around New Zealand.

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Stop in at Rotorua to experience (smell) the geothermal activity and do extreme white water rafting.

The Moe Pass

Let us take you from Auckland to Christchurch in style! Discover the real New Zealand and get off the beaten track in both North and South Islands.

This pass allows you start in Auckland and finish in Christchurch to avoid any backtracking but still allowing you to see most of New Zealand if you have at least three weeks.

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Bay of Island’s wildlife boat trip

The Jack Pass

This pass is perfect for those travellers with a few days to escape from Auckland - or for those who want to add on the Bay of Islands to other passes.

This is the perfect pass for those wanting to get out of Auckland and head out to the Bay Of Islands on a 2 day trip. Even better is to get off in Paihia for a few days to fully experience this region and then return to Auckland. If you only take 2 days you'll still have time to see huge kauri trees, snorkel at a marine reserve and go to a native bird recovery centre.

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Bay of Island’s wildlife boat trip

3 Day Bay Of Islands Tour

A perfect way to get a taste of New Zealand by exploring the beautiful Bay of Islands in three days and two nights.

A perfect way to get a taste of New Zealand by exploring the beautiful Bay of Islands in three days and two nights. These sub-tropical islands, 140 in total are a taste of New Zealand nature and culture for those who only have a short time to travel in New Zealand.

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Visit the Huka Falls near Taupo

10 Day Best of The North Island New Zealand Auckland to Auckland Winter Tour

This tour starts and finishes in Auckland, New Zealand, and travels around the North Island all the way to Wellington seeing all the sights in between including the Coromandel coast, Rotorua cultural night and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

Spend 10 days and 9 nights exploring the North Island including the famous surf beach of Raglan, Maori cultural sites, Tongariro National Park, a stunning conservation farm and the nation's capital of Wellington. On this New Zealand tour spend eight days and seven nights exploring the North Island including famous surf beach of Raglan, Maori cultural sites, a stunning conservation farm, hike volcanic craters, discover the emerald and blue crater lakes of Tongariro and traverse Mount Doom (Mount Ngauruhoe). You'll travel along the Thermal Explorer Highway and experience hot water beach, the bubbling mud pools of Rotorua, Lake Taupo: a crater lake caused by the biggest eruption New Zealand has ever seen and the nation's capital of Wellington

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4WD farm adventure at Blue Duck Station

13 Day Full North Island Auckland to Auckland Winter Tour

Travel the North Island of New Zealand in winter

Discover the highlights of the diverse North Island from its beaches and islands to its famous mountains and rich Maori culture. Visit the Bay of Islands, Raglan, Tongariro National Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Whakahoro and Wellington on this 13 day adventure starting and finishing in Auckland.

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Stay at Hahei beach and walk to the world famous Cathedral Cove

18 Day North to South Auckland to Christchurch Summer Tour

This guided New Zealand adventure tour allows you to see almost all of the major sights in NZ with the exception of the area north of Auckland, the Bay of Islands

This tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Christchurch, New Zealand. The New Zealand adventure tour allows you to see almost all of the major sights in NZ with the exception of the area north of Auckland, the Bay of Islands. Highlights include the Cathedral Cove walk / Hot Water Beach, specially-developed Maori cultural experience with hangi, interactive show and story telling, bubbling hot pools / Huka Falls , a bush safari at unique eco-wilderness stop, the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, visiting Te Papa National Museum in Wellington, Abel Tasman National Park, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura for dolphin and whale spotting, Franz Josef glacier, Mount Aspiring National Park, Two free days in Queenstown, An exclusive overnight cruise in Doubtful Sound, Central Otago historic mining area and Otago Rail Trail with all-level mountain biking and meeting lots of new friends along the way!

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Get off the beaten track in New Zealand

20 Day North and South Auckland To Auckland New Zealand Summer Tour

Discover the main highlights and some hidden secrets of New Zealand on this 20 day itinerary.

This tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Auckland. While it doesn't include the Bay of Islands it does allow you to see all the highlights New Zealand has to offer including Rotorua maori culture, Abel Tasman National Park, Doubtful Sound overnight cruise, Queenstown and much more.

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Visit Franz Josef Glacier World Heritage area

21 Day Complete New Zealand Auckland To Christchurch Summer Tour

Explore the Land of the Long White Cloud from top to bottom taking in the amazing sights you've seen in the movies and in your dreams!

This tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Christchurch and allows you to see all the highlights New Zealand has to offer including the Bay of Islands, Rotorua maori culture, Abel Tasman National Park, Doubtful Sound overnight cruise and Queenstown and much more. Travel top to toe in New Zealand and see the whole country! Leave no stone unturned: discover unique places and all the places New Zealand is famous for. Travel with a great guide, meet locals as well as other travellers from all over the world! Accommodation & top-rated activities included!

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Learn NZ's cultural side through authentic Maori experiences

22 Day North to South Auckland to Christchurch Winter Tour

Experience most of the highlights of this magnificent country on this winter adventure starting and finishing in Auckland over 22 days and 21 nights.

Witness vast beauty, epic scenery, captivating culture, wondrous wildlife and some of New Zealand's best produce. Among the sites you will visit include Rotorua, Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Marlborough, Kaikoura, Abel Tasman, Franz Josef and Doubtful Sound - and that is far from all!

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Spend time in Able Tasman National Park

23 Day Complete New Zealand Auckland To Auckland Summer Tour

Fully guided tour of the North and South Island including the Bay of Islands.

This tour starts in Auckland and finishes in Auckland. It allows you to cover every part of the touring itineraries on offer including the Bay of Islands, Māori culture, Abel Tasman National Park, Doubtful Sound overnight cruise and Queenstown and much more.

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Learn NZ's cultural side through authentic Maori experiences

24 Day North and South Auckland to Auckland Winter Tour

Hike volcanic caters in Tongariro National Park, explore the Franz Joseph and Fox Glaciers, stop for some skiing in Queenstown and Wanaka and tick off all the major cities of the North and South Islands.

Experience most of the highlights of this magnificent country on this winter adventure starting and finishing in Auckland over 24 days and 23 nights. Witness vast beauty, epic scenery, captivating culture, wondrous wildlife and some of New Zealand's best produce. Among the sites you will visit include Rotorua, Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Marlborough, Kaikoura, Abel Tasman, Franz Josef and Doubtful Sound - and that is far from all!

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Get your adrenalin kick in Queenstown

25 Day Complete New Zealand Auckland to Christchurch Winter Tour

Experience all of the highlights of this magnificent country on this winter adventure starting in Auckland and finishing in Christchurch over 25 days and 24 nights.

Witness vast beauty, epic scenery, captivating culture, wonderful wildlife. Among the sites you will visit include the Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Marlborough, Kaikoura, Abel Tasman, Franz Josef and Doubtful Sound - and that is far from all!

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Hike the World's best one day walk - Tongariro Alpine Crossing

15 Day Grand Traverse Auckland to Queenstown Tour

A great way to see most of New Zealand by starting in Auckland in the North Island and finishing in Queenstown in the South Island.

If you're short on time but want to see both islands this trip is for you. This fantastic journey takes in the country's finest natural highs as you head south.You get to enjoy amazing natural wonders and stunning accommodation by lakes, mountains, beaches and forest.

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Explore more of NZ’s best National Parks

27 Day Ultimate Explorer Auckland to Auckland Tour

Quite possibly the best thing you can do in New Zealand. Grab life with both hands on this in depth, all-points covered action and adventure wilderness experience. This trip guarantees to show you the best of the North and South Island and the experience of a lifetime. .

This camping tour takes in all the routes on offer to create a comprehensive itinerary that starts and finishes in Auckland and travels all over New Zealand. If you want to do it all then this is the tour for you.

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Incredible daily bikes rides

15 Day Reverse Traverse Christchurch to Auckland Tour

Enjoy both islands from the bottom of the South to the tip of the North. If you're starting South and want to see it all from the wild West coast to the Bay of Islands then this is the one for you.

A great way to see most of New Zealand by starting in Auckland in the North Island and finishing in Queenstown in the South Island. You can also spend some time exploring Queenstown pre-trip.

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 Stay at Hahei beach, an idyllic spot in the Coromandel, within walking distance to Cathedral Cove.

The Hop on Hop Off Everywhere In New Zealand Pass

Go everywhere! This is our biggest pass, and includes our entire New Zealand travel network. Grab your ticket to experience all of what our beautiful country has to offer!

Our mission is to get you off the beaten track around New Zealand amongst authentic local culture and our experienced crew has chosen some incredible destinations so you can see more and do more! Travel to the places you're less likely to find in the guide book but the ones you'll be talking about long after the adventure has ended.