Hole in the Rock Cruise & Waitangi Day tour from Auckland
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: GreatSights, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010 New Zealand
Check in area for those not needing a hotel pick up.
Duration: 10 minutes
Pass By: Bay of Islands, 5070984, Russell, New Zealand
Starting in Auckland, travel north on one of GreatSights' comfortable and air conditioned deluxe coaches. Sit back and relax as Northland's spectacular scenery passes by your window.
After arriving in Paihia, you'll board the Dolphin Seeker, our purpose built catamaran licensed by the Department of Conservation for dolphin and whale viewing. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks as we cruise past the islands of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as our experienced local skippers get you up close to the action.
Pass By: Cape Brett Lighthouse, Rawhiti 0184, New Zealand
Cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock. If conditions permit, your skipper will navigate right through the narrow space before heading back into the inner islands of the Bay
Stop At: Waitangi Treaty Grounds, 1 Tau Henare Dr, Paihia New Zealand
guided tour of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds where in 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between Maori and the British Crown. Explore the original Treaty House, one of New Zealand's oldest and most visited historic homes and the Te Whare Runanga, a fully carved Maori meeting house, which is representative of all Iwi (regional tribes) in New Zealand.
Duration: 1 hour
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Modern air-conditioned coach with free WiFi
- Cape Brett "Hole in the Rock" cruise & dolphin viewing
- Picnic lunch (if option selected at time of booking)
- Entry/Admission - Waitangi Treaty Grounds
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- 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.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Beautiful tour, well worth the money. I would however skipped the meal option if I were to return.
Excellent tour run by Great Sights, our driver Ben took us on a couple of extra stops as all the passengers were good with the time keeping and getting on the bus on time. The Treaty Grounds was an excellent introduction to the Moari history and traditions. The Cruise also was excellent, we saw many Dolphins and we were lucky enough to be able to go through the Hole in the Rock.