Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: GE The Australia & New Zealand Book 2023

Three days of natural beauty and New Zealand's heritage await in the picturesque Bay of Islands. The perfect long weekend mini-break or way to explore even more of New Zealand's rich cultural heritage at the end of a longer tour. Picture-perfect beaches, and enlightening stories and delicious local tastes are yours for the taking.

Choice Highlights
Must-see Highlights
  • Explore the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in the Bay of Islands with a Local Specialist
  • View lush farmland scenery of Northland and marine life in Bay of Islands
  • Bay of Islands: Discover the journey of Aotearoa New Zealand's most important, historic site.
Whats Included
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • All land transport shown. All transfers shown
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Call (518) 346-3525 for more information or to book today! Mention code 17355103

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer valid through 6/30/2023
3 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1AucklandDepart Auckland for the Bay of Islands Make Travel Matter: Begin your short and sweet New Zealand island adventure travelling north from Auckland over the Harbour Bridge continuing through Northland's lush farmland of green and blue hills before arriving in the beautiful Bay of Islands, 144 islands dotting the bay with golden beaches. On arrival you'll start the trip discovering the stories, people, and events that shaped Aotearoa New Zealand at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. You'll be enlightened by a Local Specialist, who will bring to life the world's largest ceremonial war canoe, the 'whaka,' the historic Treaty House, and carved Meeting House. Stand where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840 and visit the Carving Studio to meet the carvers and learn about the Maori art of whakairo (wood carving). Then there's time to explore Te Kongahu Museum of Waitangi, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience through stewardship of the Waitangi National Trust. Whether you're from near or far, this in-depth experience will give an appreciation for the stories that have shaped New Zealand at the very spot it was founded. Stay overnight in the jewel of the Bay of Islands, renowned for its secluded bays, warm weather, and buzzing cafe culture. This evening, get to know your Travel Director and group over a Welcome Reception, where seafood plucked straight from the ocean is the star of the show, washed down with delicious New Zealand wine.
Copthorne Resort
Day 2Bay of IslandsBay of Islands is All Yours: Today is all about exploring the enchanting beauty of the Bay of Islands from its signature golden sands, water, and vibrant green hillsides and there are plenty of options to show off all its angles. You could choose an Optional Hole in the Rock boat ride to Cape Brett to see New Zealand's largest sea cave. Cruising through the turquoise waters passing beaches and secluded bays, keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, seals, and penguins in this pristine tropical setting. Wine lovers could learn more about the local drop, savouring the bold flavours of the region's full-bodied reds while embarking on a memorable Bay of Islands wine tasting tour to organic Ake Ake Vineyard and the award-winning Marsden Estate. After yesterday's cultural immersion, you could take it even further with a Russell Mini Tour to learn about the area's historical significanc. Take a walk back in time to discover its wild ways as a port town with evidence of its colourful heritage in the historic buildings. After an action-packed day, head to one of the restaurants along the waterfront and raise a glass while watching the sun set on another glorious day in 'The Bay'.
Copthorne Resort
Day 3AucklandFarewell Bay of Islands and Auckland: There's no need to rush this morning as you get your final fix of paradise before returning to Auckland. Take a stroll on the beach to set the right tone for your day and enjoy a leisurely coffee, watching this serene seaside haven come to life. Our scenic journey south stops in Whangarei, the northernmost city in New Zealand, where there's time to admire local art and stroll along the marina in the Town Basin. Learn about the stories and legends of the people of the land, their special connection to nature, and how they once ruled Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud. Later, enjoy a drive through the Rodney District before arriving in Auckland where your memorable encounter with New Zealand's Bay of Islands comes to an end.

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
09/03/2023$1,190.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/10/2023$1,190.00* (USD) / Land Price - FullQuote
09/17/2023$1,190.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/01/2023$1,230.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/08/2023$1,230.00* (USD) / Land Price - FullQuote
10/15/2023$1,230.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/22/2023$1,230.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/29/2023$1,230.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
11/05/2023$1,230.00* (USD) / Land Price - FullQuote
11/12/2023$1,230.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
11/19/2023$1,230.00* (USD) / Land Price - FullQuote
11/26/2023$1,230.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/03/2023$1,230.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/10/2023$1,230.00* (USD) / Land Price - FullQuote
12/17/2023$1,230.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/24/2023$1,230.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
12/31/2023$1,230.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote

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