5 Day Bay of Islands

5 Day • Bay of Islands Area
Bay of Islands New Zealand

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Bay of Islands New Zealand

Haruru Falls, New Zealand

Waitangi River, New Zealand 

5 Day Bay of Islands

5 Day Self-Drive - Bay of Islands Area

Embark on a 5-day holiday in the stunning Bay of Islands for a nice beach getaway! The Bay of Islands is a slice of paradise known for its stunning beauty and great history. The region encompasses 144 islands between Cape Brett and the Purerua Peninsula while offering travellers a variety of activities from boating to sea kayaking and more… The Bay of Islands is a popular tourist destination in New Zealand with its abundance of breathtaking and picturesque views.

Valid for travel: 01 Feb – 31 Mar 2022 

Price Per Person
Based on double occupancy
  • Price is per person, based on double occupancy.
  • Subject to availability.
  • Package inclusions:
  • 1 night accommodation in Auckland, 3 nights’ accommodation in Paihia, Bay of Islands, 2 excursions, airport transfers and all taxes & fees.
  • Car insurance not included.
  • Note: the mandatory New Zealand Travel Visa is included in the Canadian price
  • Airfare additional. Please contact Downunder Travel for a quote.

Trip Details

Included in your trip

Hotel Accommodations
Taxes & Fees
Some Meals
Car Rental


Motor Sports
Travel Insurance


  • Auckland
  • Paihia
  • Bay of Islands
  • 90 Mile Beach
  • Cape Reinga
  • Glow Worm Caves


Arrive and Depart Auckland

5 Day Adventure

DAY 01 – Auckland

Locate your driver at Auckland airport for your transfer to your hotel where you will check in for 1 night.  The balance of your day is at leisure.

DAY 02 – Bay of Islands

Collect your hire car in Auckland city and drive to Paihia, Bay of Islands where you will check into your hotel for 3 nights. Perhaps visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds in the afternoon.

DAY 03 – Cape Reinga Wanderer via 90 Mile Beach

A visit to New Zealand is not complete without a journey to the very top of the North Island – Cape Reinga (Te Rerenga Wairua). Uncover the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region that is rich in Māori culture and tradition. Your driver guide also doubles as a story teller, sharing the stories of this significant site where, according to Māori legend, spirits depart on their journey home to Hawaiki. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views, visit the iconic light house, and see the point where the Tasman Sea and the mighty Pacific Ocean come crashing together.

Ninety Mile Beach is another highlight of the tour – you’ll drive along the sand as waves crash beside the custom-built coach. Feel the sand between your toes as you help your driver guide dig for shellfish (conditions permitting).

As you travel north, enjoy a taste of New Zealand’s varying and beautiful landscape. The trip showcases the rolling hills of Northland’s rural countryside, breath-taking coastal views and native forest.During your journey you’ll visit Puketi Kauri Forest, where you’ll get up close to ancient and majestic giant kauri trees and native bush. Lunch is included today.

DAY 04 – Bay of Islands Highlights Tour with Glow Worm Caves

Our tour destinations includes: Kawiti Glow Worm Caves, Hundertwasster toilets, Puketi Forest, Kauri Workshop. Makana Choclate Factory, Hauru Waterfalls, Waitangi look out loop. The area is often reffered to as “the birthplace of New Zealand”, due to past event that took place there. These historical events led to the shaping of our nation. The tour will include a Bakery/Cafe stop, for you to grab a coffee or something to eat”On the Go” during this tour.

DAY 05 – Depart

Drive back to Auckland to drop off your rental car at the airport this afternoon… why not stay longer?


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