Take the 3-hour drive to Paihia in the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is one of the most picturesque and popular holiday sites in New Zealand, combining great outdoor experiences with some of New Zealand’s most significant historic sites. This afternoon take a cruise around the beautiful Bay of Islands, keeping a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life. Enjoy the views as you cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock – hold your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space and admire the rock walls which soar above you. Take in the Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the sheltered waters of the Bay and an island stopover at the historic Urapukapuka Island reserve.
Your accommodation is in 5-star apartments, located along the waterfront in Paihia and a short walk into town.