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Best of the Bay Supercruise: Original Cream Trip

Best of the Bay Supercruise: Original Cream Trip - Paihia or Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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Duration: 7 hours
Location: Paihia or Russell, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

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$91.66

Take a sightseeing cruise through the Bay of Islands on the area’s only authentic Cream Trip — a 100-year-old tradition of delivering mail and supplies to island residents. On board a modern, multi-level catamaran with a knowledgeable crew, you’ll see idyllic bays, local homes and natural landmarks like the Hole in the Rock at Cape Brett , Marsden Cross and many of the Islands that make up the bay ... More info ›

Take a sightseeing cruise through the Bay of Islands on the area’s only authentic Cream Trip — a 100-year-old tradition of delivering mail and supplies to island residents. On board a modern, multi-level catamaran with a knowledgeable crew, you’ll see idyllic bays, local homes and natural landmarks like the Hole in the Rock at Cape Brett , Marsden Cross and many of the Islands that make up the bay. Watch for whales, seals and other wildlife, and stop on a local Island to go for a walk or relax on the beach. You may opt to upgrade your tour with a swim in an area that dolphins frequent ( Additional $30.00 per person ) or have a go in the boom net.
Its the ultimate Day in the Bay

Your one-of-a-kind Bay of Islands cruise departs from the Paihia Wharf and then picks up more passengers about 10 minutes later in Russell — you may hop aboard at either of these locations.

On board your jet-powered, multi-level catamaran with both indoor and outdoor seating, cruise through the Bay of Islands — named for its nearly 150 islands — heading toward Cape Brett, the far eastern tip in the bay. Admire great views from the boat's spacious decks while you listen to the crew share information about the region’s history and ecology. Keep your eyes open for marine life like seals, dolphins, whales, penguins and sea birds.

Your cruise isn’t just for sightseeing, though — it’s a Cream Trip, a tradition that dates back to the early 1900s when a boat was used to transport cream and other supplies between the islands and the mainland. This means you’ll get up-close views of sandy beaches and island homes as you stop to deliver mail and other supplies to local residents.

When you reach Cape Brett, check out its noted landmark, a natural arch known as Hole in the Rock. Then your captain will let you know if the weather and water conditions allow for swimming in an area where dolphins like to hang out (optional, must be pre-booked; own expense). If you’re interested, you can use a provided wetsuit and snorkeling gear.

About halfway through the day, stop on a local Island for 1.5 hours of free time to take a scenic walk, go for a swim or relax on the beach. There is a full bar on board as well as tea, coffee and snacks available for purchase (own expense). Limited lunch options are also available but must be pre-ordered at least 24-hours prior to departure.

Your cruise ends with return to Russell and Paihia.

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Full-Day Rainforest Getaway in Northland

Full-Day Rainforest Getaway in Northland - Kaitaia, New Zealand

Duration: 8 hours
Location: Kaitaia, New Zealand

From USD
$108.00

Experience the best of New Zealand’s beautiful North Island on this full-day rainforest getaway in Northland. Delve into the New Zealand rainforest with a guide and discover some of the native flora and fauna for which the North Island is famous ... More info ›

Experience the best of New Zealand’s beautiful North Island on this full-day rainforest getaway in Northland. Delve into the New Zealand rainforest with a guide and discover some of the native flora and fauna for which the North Island is famous. Enjoy lunch at a forest camp, then choose from a selection of further activities such as bird-watching, flower-spotting, or catching (and releasing) crayfish in the streams.

Meet your guide at the rainforest entrance near Broadwood, then head inside the forest to begin your full-day Northland wilderness walk. Trek along winding forest trails, and listen as your guide points out the native flora and fauna flourishing around you.

After 0.6 miles (1 km), stop at a forest camp and relax with a hot cup of tea and lunch. Then, enjoy a selection of further activities such as bird-watching, searching for native orchids, spotting crayfish in the streams, or more trekking!

After eight hours in the rainforest, return to your starting point at the forest entrance to conclude your tour.

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Waipoua Forest Evening Walk with Local Guide

Waipoua Forest Evening Walk with Local Guide - Omapere, New Zealand

Duration: 4 hours
Location: Omapere, New Zealand

From USD
$67.50

Join this 4-hour evening tour for an intimate encounter to learn how these trees are inter-twined with the lives of local Maori and the important role they play in the eco-system that is the Waipoua Forest. Experience a journey of ancient times set in the realms of Maori ancestors ... More info ›

Join this 4-hour evening tour for an intimate encounter to learn how these trees are inter-twined with the lives of local Maori and the important role they play in the eco-system that is the Waipoua Forest. Experience a journey of ancient times set in the realms of Maori ancestors. Pickup from selected locations within the Opononi/Omapere area.

Setting out from Hokianga by coach, your Maori guide will brief you on the protocols for your visit to the mighty Waipoua Forest. Stepping into this special world you will be walking under the same stars that guided Maori ancestor Kupe from legendary Hawaiiki to New Zealand. On the paths of the forest we meet trees that were already giants before his arrival and that were standing before the birth of Christ.

Immerse yourself in the history and culture as you meet the great ancestors; the mighty Te Matua Ngahere ('The Father of the Forest') estimated to be between 2,500 and 3,000 years old, his mighty girth is over 5 metres (15ft) in diameter. 'The Four Sisters' are a graceful collection of Kauri trees that have grown close together in sibling harmony and finally, Tane Mahuta ('The Lord of the Forest') who stands an impressive 51 metres (150ft) tall.

Allow your local guide to take you through this spiritual encounter with nature, which for some, is a life changing experience.

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3.5-Hour Waipoua Forest Daylight Walk from Omapere

3.5-Hour Waipoua Forest Daylight Walk from Omapere - Omapere, New Zealand

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Location: Omapere, New Zealand

From USD
$56.84

Your 3.5-hour guided daylight tour provides an intimate encounter to learn how the trees are intertwined with the lives of local Maori and the important role they play in the ecosystem that is the Waipoua Forest. Experience a journey of ancient times set in the realms of Maori ancestors ... More info ›

Your 3.5-hour guided daylight tour provides an intimate encounter to learn how the trees are intertwined with the lives of local Maori and the important role they play in the ecosystem that is the Waipoua Forest. Experience a journey of ancient times set in the realms of Maori ancestors. Pickup from selected locations within the Opononi/Omapere area. Your small-group tour can accommodate 15 guests.

Setting out from Hokianga by coach, your Maori guide will brief you on the protocols for your visit to the mighty Waipoua Forest. As you step into this special world you will be walking under the same stars that guided Maori ancestor Kupe from legendary Hawaiiki to New Zealand. On the paths of the forest you meet trees that were already giants before Kupe's arrival and that were standing before the birth of Christ.

Immerse yourself in the history and culture as you meet the great ancestors; the mighty Te Matua Ngahere ('The Father of the Forest') estimated to be between 2,500 and 3,000 years old, his mighty girth is over 15-feet (5-meters) in diameter. 'The Four Sisters' are a graceful collection of Kauri trees that have grown close together in sibling harmony and finally, Tane Mahuta ('The Lord of the Forest') who stands an impressive 150-feet (51-meters) tall.

Allow your local guide to take you through this spiritual encounter with nature, which for some, is a life changing experience.

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Bay of Islands Sightseeing Tour with Russell & Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Bay of Islands Sightseeing Tour with Russell & Waitangi Treaty Grounds - Paihia, New Zealand

Duration: 6 hours
Location: Paihia, New Zealand

From USD
$110.14

Get to know the highlights of the Bay of Islands on this guided tour
Visit historic Russell – today a charming historic village of boutique shops and eateries, but once a lawless open port known as the ‘Hell Hole of the Pacific’.  Explore Paihia town and waterfront, the Haruru Waterfall, the horticultural hub of Kerikeri including Kemp House and the historic Kerikeri Stone Store.

Visit Waitangi where the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed in 1840 ... More info ›

Get to know the highlights of the Bay of Islands on this guided tour
Visit historic Russell – today a charming historic village of boutique shops and eateries, but once a lawless open port known as the ‘Hell Hole of the Pacific’.  Explore Paihia town and waterfront, the Haruru Waterfall, the horticultural hub of Kerikeri including Kemp House and the historic Kerikeri Stone Store.

Visit Waitangi where the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed in 1840. Enjoy a guided tour, which includes a cultural performance outside the meeting house where Te Pitowhenua, a resident performing arts group, welcomes you inside with a traditional Māori welcome (powhiri).

09.45 am collected by coach from your cruise ship tender from the wharf at Waitangi and transferred into the township of Paihia where you will catch the ferry to Russell.
10.30 Paihia to Russell Ferry
10.45 Arrive Russell and explore on foot the quaint township of Russell, New Zealand's first capital, with its historic buildings, craft shops and restaurants before returning to the Russell to Paihia Ferry wharf.
12.00 noon catch the return ferry to Paihia and rejoin your coach for a sightseeing tour of the area which will include the Piahia township, the Haruru Falls and Kerikeri with its original mission house and stone store.
1.30 pm Arrive Waitangi Treaty Grounds and free time for lunch at the Treaty Grounds Cafe (at own expense)
2.15 pm Enjoy at fully guided tour of the treaty grounds conducted by an experienced local guide and followed by a 30 minute entertaining Maori Cultural Performance . There will be time to visit the Waitangi museum and gift shop should anyone in the group be interested.
3.45 Transferred from Waitangi back to the Waitangi Wharf to catch the tender back to your cruise ship.

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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing Experience

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing Experience - Paihia, New Zealand
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Duration: 2 hours
Location: Paihia, New Zealand

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$47.96

If you are short of time but still want a special tall ship experience, why not jump on this wonderful Late Afternoon Cruise? Operating on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, this short 2-hour experience offers a gentle sail in the inner bay. Light finger food is included and a cash bar is available ... More info ›

If you are short of time but still want a special tall ship experience, why not jump on this wonderful Late Afternoon Cruise? Operating on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, this short 2-hour experience offers a gentle sail in the inner bay. Light finger food is included and a cash bar is available. Includes return ferry transfers to Russell if required.

This late afternoon sail is an excellent option for visitors wishing to enjoy a special experience before their evening meal.

Step on board Northland’s iconic tall ship the R. Tucker Thompson for a relaxing sail in the inner Bay. Get involved and help us hoist the sails, then once we are underway, sit back and relax as we pass around a shared antipasto platter. Enjoy a drink from our cash bar and experience the beauty of a traditionally rigged vessel under sail.

If you're adventurous, there's time for you to grab a harness and climb up the rigging. For the more romantically inclined, head out to the bowsprit and create your own memories.

Operating on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, this short 2-hour experience departs Russell Wharf at 4pm, returning shortly before 6pm. Light finger food is included and a cash bar is available, so enjoy a glass of wine while the sun goes down - the perfect way to start your evening.

Ferries to Russell are included in the ticket price so why not head over early and spend an afternoon discovering this historic village and dine in one of the many excellent restaurants after your sail.

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