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Haka ToursHaka Tours 3 Day Bay of Islands Winterless North Tour

Spend 3 amazing days exploring New Zealand's North Island with Haka Tours Winterless North tour and soak up the never-ending northern sunshine. With plenty of stops on your trip as well as a great range of activities to experience, visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for some local history, head out for an afternoon swim with some dolphins, or jump out a plane for you first skydive! There are so many ways to enjoy the incredible north, what are you waiting for?

 New Zealand small group tour
 Starts in Auckland, finishes in Auckland
 3 days/ 2 nights
 Backpacker Accommodation
  Pre and post tour options? YES Enquire Enquire
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Included in this tour package

  • Accommodation: 2 nights, Backpacker Accommodation
  • Includes: All breakfasts
  • Includes: 1 dinner
  • Includes: Waitangi Treaty Grounds
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Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Auckland city, New Zealand

At a glance - Haka Tours 3 Day Bay of Islands Winterless North Tour

Day 1: Meet your group and head north to the Bay of Islands. Accommodation: Haka Lodge Paihia

Day 2: Explore the Bay of Islands. Accommodation: Haka Lodge Paihia

Day 3: Travel back to Auckland via the Kauri Coast where this tour ends.

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Haka Tours 3 Day Bay of Islands Winterless North Tour - Detailed Itinerary  

Day 1: Meet your group and head north to the Bay of Islands

Haka Tours 3 Day Bay of Islands Winterless North Tour - Day 1

Haka Tours 3 Day Bay of Islands Winterless North Tour

Experience the Northland region of New Zealand and soak up the sunshine. With plenty of stops along the way and a huge range of activities to do while you are in Paihia ranging from dolphin swimming to sky diving, this is the best way to experience the "Winterless North".

Auckland to Paihia

After kicking things off in Auckland, NZ’s largest city, your tour heads north to the Bay of Islands, exploring Northland and Paihia. The most tropical and hottest part of New Zealand, Northland is home to some of the North Island’s best beaches and scenery. So sit back, relax and leave the planning and surprises to your guides. Enjoy bonding with the group and getting to know each other whilst taking in your first glimpses of the lush New Zealand landscape including volcanic islands, turquoise waters and perfect beaches; this is where the locals go on holiday. Apart from having some of the best weather in New Zealand, Northland’s tropical climate and plentiful beaches leave all travellers with a smile on their faces.
You will visit a tree today. Not just any old tree, the mighty Tane Mahuta “the Lord of the Forest” in the Waipoua Forest.  Tane Mahuta is the largest known kauri tree standing today; and estimates put his age at between 1,250 and 2,500 years old. Ask him his age when you get there.  It's also a little known fact that he's still growing. Following this, you will head to Ngawha springs for a relaxing soak in the natural therapeutic hot pools.
You will arrive in Paihia late afternoon, where the team at Haka Lodge will have a hot meal ready and waiting for you.  This shared dinner is eaten overlooking the waters of Paihia and is a beautiful way to end day one.
 

Your Accommodation: Haka Lodge Paihia

Check out this location! Haka Lodge in Paihia occupies the best spot in town with views over the waterfront, so you’re just a short walk to the marina for all the fantastic Bay of Islands attractions.

Meals included: Dinner

Haka Lodge Paihia

Day 2: Explore the Bay of Islands

Haka Tours 3 Day Bay of Islands Winterless North Tour - Day 2

Explore Paihia

Paihia is the perfect base to explore the Northland region and Bay of Islands. Just off shore is the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ and there are plenty of boat trips that will take you to this iconic feature. You can also swim with dolphins, skydive, go sailing or just chill out with new friends and take it all in. Nearby Waitangi is one of the most historically important areas of New Zealand, rich in Maori heritage and culture.  You’ll also have the chance to visit some spectacular waterfalls, take scenic walks or ferry over to one of the islands. If you would like to visit the very top of New Zealand, you can choose to do an optional extra day tour to Cape Reinga, where the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean meet. During this coach tour you’ll drive along 90 Mile Beach and have the opportunity to try your skills at sand boarding on the dunes.  If you’re still recovering from jet lag or just want to relax, try one of the easy scenic walks from the town centre or go explore the quaint village of Russell, just a short ferry ride from Paihia.

SUGGESTED ACTIVITY - Skydive Bay of Islands 16000 ft Jump

Skydiving over the Bay of Islands gives you the best possible view of the 144 islands that make up the spectacular Bay of Island and when you’re 2 miles up you can even see the curve of the earth – remarkable!  To begin you skydive experience you’ll be collected in a luxury stretch limousine, a superbly stylish way to get to the drop zone.  As well as the fun stuff you’ll also be pleased to know Skydive Bay of Islands is certified to the highest possible standard by New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority, ensuring that your skydive will not only be the most thrilling thing you do this year, but also one of the safest.

Your Accommodation: Haka Lodge Paihia

Check out this location! Haka Lodge in Paihia occupies the best spot in town with views over the waterfront, so you’re just a short walk to the marina for all the fantastic Bay of Islands attractions.

Meals included: Breakfast

Haka Lodge Paihia

Day 3: Travel back to Auckland via the Kauri Coast where this tour ends

Haka Tours 3 Day Bay of Islands Winterless North Tour - Day 3

Paihia to Auckland

Today you will visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.  The grounds are significant to all New Zealanders as this was where the founding document of New Zealand, the Treaty of Waitangi, was signed in 1840 between the British Crown and Maori. The Hundertwasser Toilets are also on our agenda for the day, in the small town of Kawakawa.  This is the only building in the Southern Hemisphere designed by the Austrian born artist Hundertwasser and although these are toilets, you'll never see any others like these anywhere in the world. Your Haka guide will show you a few more secret spots and options to visit during the day before heading back to Auckland to spend the evening in New Zealand’s biggest city.

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