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Experience the very best the Bay of Islands has to offer. Explore Paihia, Russell, Kerikeri, Haruru Falls and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. See some of the best attractions in this area of New Zealand with a tour of Paihia, the majestic Haruru Waterfalls, and Kerikeri with its historic Mission House and Stone Store. Enjoy the return ferry crossings to Russell and, following your exploration of one of New Zealand’s oldest township, you will travel back to Paihia and transferred to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds with time for lunch (own expense), a guided tour of the grounds and Maori Cultural Performance, all before transferring back to the ship tenders where your tour will conclude.
09.30 There will be a meet and greet at the wharf where your cruise ship tenders will berth. From here you will start your sightseeing tour of the area which includes Haruru Falls, and Kerikeri with its original Mission House and Stone Store, and Paihia.
11.30 Ferry from Opua via a transport ferry to the historic township of Russell. If weather permits, walk up Flagstaff Hill which is a great vantage point and photo opportunity as you overlook the Bay of Islands. This is followed by time to explore the quaint township of Russell on foot, New Zealand’s first capital, with its historic buildings, craft shops and restaurants.
13.00 Return to Paihia from Russell via a passenger ferry where your guide will be waiting to transport you to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
13.30 Arrive at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds where there will be some free time for lunch at the Treaty Grounds Cafe (own expense).
14.00 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 if so desired.
15.30. Transfer from Waitangi back to the Waitangi Wharf to catch the tender back to your cruise ship.
Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings – Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.