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Bay of Islands Voyager

3 Days | All Inclusive | To & From Auckland

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The Northland Voyager is an all-inclusive three day adventure to experience the incredible Bay of Islands and Northland region. Sail, kayak, swim, fly and walk your way through one of New Zealand’s top destinations enjoying all of the hotspots along with a few hidden gems!

 All-inclusive | From Auckland | 3 Days | NZ $1,899 inc tax

Accommodation  |  Luxury Transport  |  Experienced Local Guides  |  All Meals  |  All Activities  |  Professional Photography

What's Included

Accommodation  |  Luxury Transport  |  Experienced Local Guides  |  All Meals  |  All Activities  |  Professional Photography

Activity Level

Designed to explore the Bay of Islands in a laid-back manner, the Voyager has a gentle range of activities and sightseeing designed for those wanting a relaxing vacation that still allows them to fully experience one of the world’s greatest coastal destination.

Tour Highlights

Sail – Through the 144 islands of the Bay of Islands   |   Experience – Searching for wild dolphins to swim with if the conditions are right   |   Discover – The rich culture and history of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds   |  Kayak – Upstream to the thundering Haruru Falls   |   Enjoy – A serene evening sail with nibbles and wine   |   Fly – To Cape Reinga whilst taking in both incredible coasts of Northland   |   Sand board - Down the Towering Te Paki sand dunes   |   Walk - To the iconic lighthouse at Cape Reinga

Read the full itinerary below!

Day One

Voyager

After departing Auckland we will begin our journey north to the incredible Bay of Islands with a few stops along the way. Once we arrive we’ll have a waterfront lunch in Paihia before exploring the rich history and culture of the Waitangi Treaty grounds through a guided tour followed by a mesmerising cultural performance. From here we will check in to our waterfront accommodation to relax before heading out for a serene sunset sail. If sailing isn’t for you then Paihia is a beautiful waterfront village to explore or you can relax with a drink on the balcony!

Stay - Paihia, lunch and dinner included

Photo Credit: Sara Orme

day two

Voyager

Some people love being on the water whilst others enjoy dry land, so today you have two options:

A day sailing among the idyllic Island:
Join a full day sailing experience to search for wild dolphins (and maybe even swim with them!), relax on a remote beach, hike around one of our favourite islands, swim in the ocean and enjoy a BBQ lunch on the boat.

Fly/Drive tour to the beautiful Cape Reinga (optional extra - $450pp):
This half day tour is the best way to visit Cape Reinga and means long drive to get there! Enjoy a scenic flight loop over both coasts of Northland, with stunning views of wild beaches, crystal clear waters, harbours and native bush. Once at Cape Reinga the plane will land and you explore the area with a guided tour to Cape Reinga and the towering Te Paki sand dunes before a return flight to the Bay of Islands.

At the end of the day we will all catch up for dinner and swap stories of the day.

Stay - Paihia, all meals included

Photo Credit: Fraser Clements

day three

Voyager

After a home cooked breakfast we kayak upriver to the thundering Haruru Falls, during our journey be sure to look out for native birds, stingrays and other marine life as we make our way to the base of the falls to get up close and personal. Afterwards we will make our way back toward Auckland with a delicious lunch at one of our local restaurants in Waipu.

Breakfast and lunch included

Reviews: 

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"Tongariro Crossing: Perfect from start to finish. Great weather for the crossing. An amazing experience with Sole Ventures - punctual, professional, quick to respond, prepared for anything, and truly wonderful people. An added bonus was learning a lot about NZ through Sam and Danni. I’m an avid hiker who’s traveled the world, and this company is honestly the best. Highly recommend Sole Ventures and will definitely book with them again." - Christine, USA

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"Tongariro Alpine Crossing: WOW, what a fantastic adventure we had with family & friends doing the crossing! We had spectacular weather, spectacular views and an outstanding set of guides who catered to our every need & every level, being the least fit in the group, I had my concerns of holding everyone up but never at any stage did I feel that way, at every turn our guides Sam or Cole were either beside me or just in front making sure no one felt under pressure, they gave great info along the walk & provided a sumptuous lunch at the lakes midway through the walk, to top off the day they organized to finish up with a well deserved soak in hot pools back in taupo. In short, it was an awesome experience not to be forgotten, thanks Sam & Cole we will definitely be signing up for more." - Sharon, NZ

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"Tongariro Crossing and More!: The absolute best. Sam and Cole are the most fantastic hosts, guides and all round good guys. Their professionalism stands out - from their Sole Ventures coach to their expert knowledge on all things NZ. We started with our pick up in Auckland and managed to squeeze in a quick look around Waitomo caves which was outstanding! Sam and Cole made us feel like we were always at home, and always had the information for our never-ending questions! So full of insight. Their accommodation and food selections were outstanding. From the Chateau, to brunch, we always felt like royalty. We had an outstanding day on the crossing, with sun and smiles, and even a swim to cool off in Lake Taupo! Thanks so much Sam and Cole for an epic trip - I highly recommend Sole Ventures to everyone!! Will have to book a longer trip next time!" - Mitch, NZ

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"Amazing Trip: Our visit to New Zealand was brief but packed with great sights and activities all thanks to Sole Ventures! I really appreciated that Cole took the time to customize our own 3 day adventure and made it more than affordable. The Mercedes van that we traveled in made long drives comfortable. The hospitality that Sam and Danni provided was top notch. It was great that they even provided extra gear for our Tongariro crossing which was cold and rainy. Restaurants were delicious and accommodations chosen were cozy. Aside from the weather not being the best, I couldn’t complain about a thing when it came to Sole Ventures. I would absolutely recommend them for any tour/adventure seekers traveling to New Zealand!" - Jane & Kentaro, USA

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"Tongariro Crossing: Just the best. We were so lucky to have perfect weather for the crossing - February is a good time to go. I can't speak highly enough of Sam and Cole - their care and attention to detail is outstanding. Go Sole Ventures ! I will be travelling with you again. Can't wait fir the next adventure! Well done Sam and Cole" - Shirley, NZ

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"Private Customized North Island Adventure: We had an awesome time with Sam and Danni during our 3 day tour in New Zealand from beginning to end. We (group of 4) were initially picked up in Auckland in their high end Mercedes Van, where they took us to Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Tongariro Crossing, Lake Taupo, and Huka falls, then dropped us back in Auckland on the final day.

Everything was well organized and they clearly put a lot of thought and planning in to everything they do. Accommodations and food locations were also fantastic. We had a 3 course dinner and brunch at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel, as well as delicious food from other local restaurants throughout the journey.

Sam and Danni made us feel very welcome, were easy to talk to, and very knowledgeable about the area. We particularly appreciated their enthusiasm for talking about the history and culture of New Zealand as well as their interest in hearing about our experiences and sharing theirs. They went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable - ie making pit stops along the way and bringing snacks in case we were hungry. Sam took group photos of us throughout the trip and sent them right to us. They made sure we were well equipped and safe during our trip, providing rain coats for the crossing.

Service was top-notch. I would recommend them to anyone! We look forward to seeing them again on our next trip to New Zealand." - Joshua & Ye, USA

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"If you want a trip with energetic, competent, fun guides I thoroughly recommend Sole Ventures: In April, we organised a group of friends and family (9 of us) ages ranging from 16 to 62 to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Sam and Cole, from Sole Ventures were our tour guides. Everything about our experience was fantastic, from booking, accommodation, transport, food and the actual tour. Sam and Cole's enthusiasm was evident for the whole tour which was contagious even at 5.30 am. Sam and Cole were attentive to details, for example our warmth, water intake, and suggestions like using tramping poles. Along the trek, Sam and Cole motivated and gave us interesting and informative information about the area.We stopped at Emerald Lakes for lunch and it was fabulous. We were given a choice of fresh wraps, fresh fruit and a cheese board - yum! The trek was spectacular - stunning views and a great challenge. At the end of the crossing we had the van waiting with very welcomed cool drinks.

If you want a trip with energetic, competent, fun guides I thoroughly recommend Sole Ventures." - Toni, NZ

 

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