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Bay of Islands


The Bay of Islands is world famous for the natural, unspoilt beauty of its island- studded waterways. It offers a wide array of activities from game fishing to recreational fishing, to every other water sport you can think of. Off the water there are a multitude of things to do. Paihia is the main tourism area. From here visit the oldest missionary church in Kerikeri or the Treaty House in Waitangi.


Coromandel Peninsula


Treaty House, Waitangi Discover The Bay


Operated by: Explore NZ


Dune Rider Cape Regina Operated by: Explore NZ


Culture North Night Show Operated by: Culture North


Sightseeing


The ultimate Bay of Islands experience visits the world- famous Hole in the Rock, see an abundance of marine mammals and wildlife and learn of the rich history and culture, whilst cruising amongst the 144 stunning islands in the Bay of Islands.


Duration: 3½ hours Departs: Daily from Auckland


Sightseeing


Departing from Paihai, we make our way north to the Gum Digger’s Park where an ancient kauri forest was buried thousands of years ago. After a short drive back on the bus we arrive at famous Ninety Mile Beach. Enjoy breathtaking views that go on forever as you drive along this ‘Highway of the North’. Climb giant sand dunes at the Te Paki stream and toboggan back down. Arriving at Cape Reinga you enjoy magnificent sweeping views where the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean meet.Visit the ‘world famous’ Mangonui Fish shop on the way home and grab the freshest fish and chips and a cold drink from the fully licensed bar.


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Duration: 11 hours Departs: Daily from Paihia


Sightseeing


Show starts at 8.00pm. Come and experience a show that combines authentic Maori culture and theatrical performance. The show begins as a grandparent weaves the story for a grandchild and the audience of 1100-year-old New Zealand. From Kupe, the first Maori to discover the land up to the present, including events surrounding the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Impressive lighting and sound effects accompany the tale, adding a mysterious air to the evening performance.


Duration: 1½ hours Operates: Oct 2011 to Mar 2012. Details on request


NEW ZEALAND Bay of Islands


Things to do in the Bay of Islands


• Swim with dolphins - take a dive and meet some of the ocean’s friendliest inhabitants, the dolphins


• Visit the giant kauri trees of the Waipoua Forest and stand in awe at the base of Tane Mahuta - the 2000 year old ‘Lord of the Forest’


• Embrace culture and heritage, Northland is rich in a historical sites and artifacts. Be sure to visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds


• Dive off the Tutukaka Coast a renowed divers’ paradise


• Join a tour along 90 Mile Beach and toboggan down giant sand dunes at Te Paki Stream


• Witness the meeting of the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean at Cape Reinga - a spiritual place for Maoris


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