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Bay of Islands Voyager

 All-inclusive | From Auckland | 3 Days

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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!

Service Level

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All - Inclusive of : Comfortable and luxurious accommodation with fantastic facilities, delicious meals mostly in top local cafes and restaurants, transport in our late model Mercedes - Benz coaches, professional photography, a full tour schedule of activities and sightseeing and of course time to relax. Luxury service makes for the ultimate stress - free vacation!

Duration3 days

Activity Level

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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.

Start/Finish:Auckland

Tour price

NZ $1,899 inc tax

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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

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Itinerary

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Day One

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

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day two

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

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day three

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

WHATS INCLUDED

All Meals

  • Day one - Cafe lunch on the Paihia waterfront, dinner at one of the top local restaurants
  • Day two – Home cooked breakfast at our accommodation, picnic/BBQ lunch included in the day’s activities, dinner on the Paihia waterfront
  • Day three – Home cooked breakfast, lunch at the acclaimed café in Waipu Cove

All Accommodation

  • Enjoy staying in comfortable and luxurious accommodation in scenic locations with fantastic facilities
  • Night one – Paihia Waterfront
  • Night two – Paihia Waterfront

All activities and entrance fees (included)

  • Guided tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds including a cultural performance
  • A serene evening sailing adventure
  • Full day sailing adventure to explore the outer Bay of Islands, including swimming, landing on the islands to explore by foot
  • The chance to swim with wild dolphins!
  • Catch the ferry across to the historical town of Russell to enjoy the scenery or grab a drink at the iconic Duke of Marlborough Hotel
  • Kayak to the iconic Haruru Falls
  • Visit the picturesque Waipu Cove Beach

Additional sightseeing if you’re up for it! (free)

  • Explore the sea side town of Paihia
  • Swim and sunbath on the beach
  • Enjoy one of the many short walks from Paihia to enjoy the stunning views

Optional activities if you’d like something a little different (added extra)

  • Half day Cape Reinga fly/drive tour including a stunning return scenic flight over the twin coasts of Northland (+$450pp)

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Reviews

Read all of our TripAdvisor reviews!
  • Christine, USA

    Christine, USA

    “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 travelled the world, and this company is honestly the best. Highly recommend Sole Ventures and will definitely book with them again."

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  • Sharon, NZ

    Sharon, NZ

    “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."

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  • Jane & Kentaro, USA

    Jane & Kentaro, USA

    “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 travelled 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!"

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  • Mitch, NZ

    Mitch, NZ

    “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!"

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  • Afraz, NZ

    Afraz, NZ

    “I have travelled extensively and used multiple tour companies and guides around the globe... nothing comes close to the service we were offered by Sole Ventures. Sam and Cole Johnston were hands down one of the best tour guides I’ve ever had. My whole team were well looked after and they paid attention to every detail from pickup to drop off. They looked after all our needs and walked alongside us throughout the crossing. Check ins and check outs at the hotels were a breeze as they took care of everything. The meals and cafe stops along the way and at the destinations were fantastic. They are both very knowledgeable and most importantly they are fun to hang with. I would recommend them to anyone at any time. Looking forward to a few more exciting adventures with them in future.”

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