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New Zealand–The Bay of Islands

4 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget
Restricted to Ages 18-39

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Auckland
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Auckland/Bay of Islands 
Travel north via backroads, stopping to see giant kauri trees, and go for an included snorkel at Goat Island Marine Reserve (seasonal). Board a large houseboat for an overnight trip through the beautiful Bay of Islands. (1B, 1D)

Day 3 Bay of Islands/Paihia 
Enjoy free time in the morning on the boat. Choose to do a number of included water activities like kayaking, snorkelling, fishing or visiting nearby islands. Opt to go on a dolphin watching tour. Disembark with some time to explore Paihia before an evening barbecue. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 4 Paihia/Auckland 
Enjoy a free morning to relax. Opt to swim with dolphins, skydive, or check out the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Return to Auckland in the early evening where the tour finishes upon arrival. (1B)
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All This Included
Nature lovers who leave the North Island without stopping off at the Bay of Islands will kick themselves all the way back home (and that’s a looong flight). This four-day trip to this outdoorsman’s paradise features ample time hiking the nature trails and makes the most of all that water with plenty of opportunities for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, and sailing. Not enough? A night aboard a houseboat should do the trick. We take care of all the fuss. All you have to do is have the time of your life.
  • Snorkelling in Goat Island Marine Reserve (seasonal)
  • Overnight boat excursion with included activities onboard like snorkelling, fishing, and kayaking
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hostels (2 nts), houseboat (1 nt). All nights multi-share.
  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners.
  • Transportation: Private bus
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Highlights
  • Walk amongst giant kauri trees
  • Spend the night anchored in a secluded bay
  • Savour a traditional barbecue in Paihia
Accommodations
Hostels (2 nts)
Houseboat (1 nt)

All nights multi-share
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 20, avg 14
  • Allow USD $70-95 for meals not included.
  • Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.