Bay of Islands Lying close to the north-eastern tip of New Zealand, this beautiful archipelago of 144 islands is home to myriad wildlife such as marlin, whales, penguins, dolphins and gannets. The charming resorts of Paihia and Russell are steeped in colonial history and set against a gentle backdrop of undulating farmlands. The famous Hole in the Rock at the tip of Cape Brett is a 67-metre natural formation best approached by boat.
KINGSGATE HOTEL AUTOLODGE PAIHIA 3 H Situated 100 metres from Paihia Wharf, Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge offers a mixture of comfortable rooms and suites within a convenient location for exploring the Bay of Islands. Relax by the outdoor pool or in the indoor hot tub, or take one of the hotel’s complimentary bicycles around the local beauty spots, before enjoying the spectacular views of the bay to Russell over dinner at the hotel’s Reef Restaurant. HOTEL FACILITIES ••• restaurant • bar • gym • free wi-fi Internet (conditions apply) • indoor spa • outdoor pool • guest laundry ROOM FACILITIES ••• 100 rooms • Sky TV • fridge • free wi-fi Internet (conditions apply) • air con • heating • Sky TV • tea & coffee making facilities
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CAPE BRETT ‘HOLE IN THE ROCK’ CRUISE Departures & Duration: 3 hours from Paihia or Russell, Daily
DAY SAILING ADVENTURE Departures & Duration: Daily mid Sep-Apr Board your Carino sailing and Dolphin vessel at Paihia Wharf to commence a full Day Sailing Adventure. On board lend a hand to hoist the sails, sit back and relax as they catch the breeze and the 50ft catamaran skims across the waves. Carino Sailing & Dolphin Adventures is the only yacht licensed to swim and view wild dolphins in the Bay. WATERFALL DISCOVERY TOUR Departures & Duration: Daily (except 25 Dec & 6 Feb) On this fun-filled tour, you will paddle one way and get transported by vehicle the other, feel the spray from the unique horseshoe-shaped Haruru Waterfall, be fascinated by the incredible mangrove forest and be blown away by the local wildlife. Your guide will keep you entertained and amaze you with beautiful Prices from: Adult £65, Child £32
Cruise through the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands enjoying the large outdoor viewing decks. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as you get up close to the action. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock. Hold your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space and admire the rock walls which soar above you.
Prices from: Adult £59, Child £29
CAPE REINGA WANDERER VIA 90 MILE BEACH WITH LUNCH Departure & Duration: 11 hours from Paihia, Daily Join your luxury coach to commence a tour enjoying the natural wonders of the North, uncovering the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region that is rich in Maori culture and tradition. Highlights include an easy boardwalk through ancient Puketi Kauri Forest past 1,000 year old Kauri trees, sand-boarding down the
massive sand dunes on boogie boards at Te Paki Stream. a fish and chips lunch and a thunderous drive along the vast and empty Ninety Mile Beach before arriving into Cape Reinga. Prices from: Adult £83, Child £41, incl. lunch
Maori legends and local history. Prices from: Adult £82, Child £42
WAITANGI TREATY GROUNDS Departures & Duration: 4 hours, Daily
HOLE IN THE ROCK SCENIC FLIGHT Departures & Duration: 20 mins from Paihia, Daily (weather permitting) The Bay of Islands offers some of the best coastal scenery in New Zealand and this helicopter scenic flight offers exceptional views of these beautiful islands and the ‘Hole in the Rock’. Departing from the beachfront helipad in Paihia, the flight tracks along the stunning
An absolute ‘must-do’ for all visitors to New Zealand, the award-winning Waitangi Treaty Grounds is one of our nation’s premier attractions and tells New Zealand’s story of two peoples coming together as one, under the Treaty of Waitangi. Enjoy an inspiring and interactive half day experience through Waitangi’s contemporary museum, powerful Maori cultural performances in an authentic Meeting House, entertaining guided tours, lush native forest and gardens, inspiring art gallery and carving studio and traditional Maori waka (canoe).
peninsula coastline to Cape Brett where you experience an exciting turn to fly around the Hole in the Rock. The return flight leads over the main islands of the area with a bird’s-eye view of their white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, Waitangi Treaty grounds and Paihia township. Prices from £155 per person
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