Home / Auckland / Day Trips & Excursions / Day Trips

Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland

Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

Starts From
US$154.09 US$ 163.17
Confirmation
Instant
Duration
12 hours
Voucher
Email
Guide Language
Policy
Refundable
User Reviews
159 Reviews
Book Now!
Starts From
US$154.09 US$ 163.17
Please select activities date.
x
Adult(s) x (Age 13 To 99)
Children x (Age 3 To 12)
Infant(s) x (Age 0 To 2)
At least one participants should be selected.

Nearby Activities

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Overview

After pickup from your centrally-located Auckland hotel or the Sky City coach terminal, you’ll travel by comfortable air-conditioned coach approximately three hours to Paihia, the jumping off point for touring the Bay of Islands. Relax as you motor along the scenic route and avail yourself of free on board WIFI.

When you arrive in Paihia, you’ll head to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for a guided tour of this historical site, where in 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi–considered the founding document of the nation–was signed by 43 Maori chiefs and the British Crown. You’ll visit the Waitangi Treaty House, built in 1832 as a private home and now a museum with informational displays, including a copy of the treaty. Nearby you'll find an elaborately decorated Maori meeting house and a large waka (war canoe) with photographs depicting its construction from gigantic logs.

After visiting Waitingi, you’ll take a short ferry ride to Russell for a 1-hour coach tour of this charming town with a wild past. Find out why Russell was once known as the 'Hellhole of the Pacific' and see historical highlights including the Pompallier Mission, Christ Church, and New Zealand’s oldest pub. From the top of Flagstaff Hill, you’ll get panoramic views over the bay and learn about the historical controversy surrounding the flagstaff in the 1840s.

You’ll have free time to spend at your leisure when the guided tour concludes in Russell. Relax in town and explore Russell’s cafes, shops, waterfront, museum and art galleries featuring Maori artists. After a scenic and informative full-day tour, you’ll reboard your coach and be returned to Auckland.

Information

Includes:
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Local driver guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Free on board WiFi
  • Round-trip ferry between Paihia and Russell
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Excludes:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch (if option not selected)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
  • Departures and itineraries may be subject to sea and weather conditions.
  • The traveling time between Auckland and the Bay of Islands is approximately 4 hours each way.

Meeting Point

Tour departs from selected centrally located Auckland city hotels
OR
Sky City Coach Terminal
Departure Time:
7:15am
Departure Comments:

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details:
Concludes in Auckland at approximately 8:15pm
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
  • Bay of Islands Day Tour from Auckland
TikitBookit

Handpicked

Local activities

24/7

Customer support

Best price

Guarantee

Secure

Payments

Instant

Confirmation