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Bay of Islands Adventurer

Bay of Islands


$350 NZD

Price per person
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  • What’s included

  • Transport

  • Driver/guide

  • R. Tucker Thompson evening sail (tall ship sailing)

  • Waitangi Treaty grounds tour and cultural performance

  • Snacks

  • Tour Highlights

  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds

  • Lunch on Paihia Waterfront

  • Evening sail on the R. Tucker Thompson

  • Haruru Falls

  • Russel Township

  • What to bring

  • Walking shoes

  • Swim wear

  • Towel

  • Drink Bottle

  • Money for lunch

  • Sun protection

  • Warm jacket


The Bay of Islands Adventurer enjoys one of New Zealand’s most iconic locations, you will experience local Maori Culture and some of our most important history, explore the beautiful waterfront town of Paihia and the historical township of Russell before ending your day with an authentic tall ship evening sail on the R. Tucker Thompson. There is also opportunities for sightseeing and exploring some of our incredible natural features around the Bay of Islands such as the Haruru Falls! 
Please Note: The Bay of Islands Adventurer runs on demand and requires a minimum of four participants – perfect for families or groups!

Pickups avaliable: Whangarei and Tutukaka Coast areas
Departs from: Whangarei at 9am


Return time: approx 8pm
Activity Level: Relaxed (2 of 5)



After meeting and departing from Whangarei or Tutukaka we will make our way toward the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, one of New Zealand’s most significant cultural and historical sites. Here you will discover the wonders of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds through a guided tour before enjoying an authentic Maori Cultural Performance, before we head into the beachside town of Paihia for lunch on the waterfront. After lunch, you can explore Paihia under your own steam, or jump in the coach for the short trip to the iconic horseshoe shaped Haruru Waterfall. We will then catch the ferry over to Russell, New Zealand’s first capitol, here you will have a short time to enjoy the idyllic township or simply sit and have a coffee while you enjoy the view. We will then board an iconic New Zealand vessel, the R. Tucker Thompson, this traditional gaff-rigged schooner operates as a youth training vessel during winter and during summer takes visitors out to explore the Bay if Islands. You will enjoy a 2-hour sail from Russel where you can help sail the ship, or simply sit back and enjoy a glass of wine and nibbles. After enjoying your evening on the water, we will catch the ferry back to Paihia before returning back to Whangarei and Tutukaka in time for dinner!
This itinerary is intended as a guide only, and may be changed to better suit the conditions on any given day.


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