Bay of Islands Escape

3 Day • New Zealand trip to Northland, Waitangi & Paihia
Bay of Islands New Zealand
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Bay of Islands New Zealand
Waitangi, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Bay of Islands, New Zealand
Waitangi Treaty House, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Bay of Islands Escape

3 Day Tour - New Zealand trip to Northland, Waitangi & Paihia

A classic short Break in the Bay of Islands including beautiful bays, culture and heritage

This is a short adventure to the Bay of Islands is a way to discover the picturesque scenery plus the important story of early New Zealand colonial history and Māori culture. Discover how and where New Zealand became a member of the Commonwealth and explore the streets of the country’s first European settlement and seaport.

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Bay of Islands Escape Tour
er person, based on twin share occupancy
  • Tour Includes:
  • 2 nights accommodation in First Class 4-star hotel, Travel Director & Driver Guide, sightseeing and transport per itinerary
  • Departure Dates:
  • 2024: 23 Jun, 1 Sep, 8 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 6 Oct, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 27 Oct, 3 Nov, 10 Nov, 17 Nov, 24 Nov, 1 Dec, 8 Dec, 15 Dec, 22 Dec, 29 Dec

    2025:  5 Jan, 12 Jan, 19 Jan, 26 Jan, 2 Feb, 9 Feb, 16 Feb, 23 Feb, 2 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar

  • Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner
  • Tour price per person listed is high season rate, based on double occupancy. Contact us for Single Traveller Rates, special offers and best available tour prices based on your preferred departure date.

Trip Details

Included in your trip

Tour Guide
Hotel Accommodations
Breakfast Daily


International Flights/Airfare
Travel Insurance
Items of a Personal Nature


  • Paihia
  • Waitangi
  • Bay of Islands
  • Whangarei


Bay of Islands Tour - Auckland to Auckland

3 Day Adventure

Day 1: Auckland to Paihia, Bay of Islands

This tour departs by 7.30am, so you will need to stay the night prior in Auckland. Travel north by road to begin your journey to the Bay of Islands where there are over 140 subtropical islets off the coast that are lined with pristine, quiet beaches. The area also holds a special historical significance as it is where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed in 1840, between Captain William Hobson and Māori chiefs, making New Zealand a member of the Commonwealth. See the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe and a carved meeting house, just some of the Māori artefacts that characterize this part of the north coast.

Day 2: Bay of Islands

Today you have the whole day to explore this beautiful Northland region as you please. Sail on a historic tall ship, cruise to the hole in a rock, travel all the way north to the northern tip of New Zealand (Cape Reinga), discover the small town of Russell that was the country’s first permanent European settlement and retains the street names and layout from 1843.

Day 3: Bay of Islands to Auckland

Depart the Bay of Islands and travel south today, stopping in Whangarei, New Zealand’s most northerly city.  This is a relaxed town where waterfalls meet beaches and galleries meet museums. Explore at your leisure – perhaps a tour to Mount Parihaka, which features a war memorial and the remains of Māori fortified settlements (excursion additional expense) – before sinking back into your seat for the trip by road back to Auckland.


Pre/Post Flight and Hotel Information for your New Zealand Tour:

Note: Flights from Canada to New Zealand are not included in the tour price.  Please ask your Downunder Travel Destination Specialist to book your flights (additional cost) plus any required nights before and after your tour.



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Trip Code: NZL2405

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