Take part in the Bay of Islands most famous cruise – the "Cream Trip". It began in 1927 and remains a popular cruise with tourists today. You will have a full Day in the Bay including dolphin encounters and swimming (additional fees apply), discovering the Hole in the Rock, delivering mail, boom netting, island stopover for lunch and learning the history of the Bay of Islands through informative and interactive commentary.Book Now
Cruise through the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands on Dolphin Seeker, our purpose-built dolphin and whale watching catamaran. Cruise past many of the 144 islands and take in the sights of the Hole in the Rock and the rich history and scenery that makes up the Bay of Islands. Island stopover included as well as a bonus free ferry ticket to extend your day.Book Now
Journey into a unique part of New Zealand, first discovered by Kupe the voyager. Visit the 2.8-million-year-old Wairere Boulders and the Waipoua Forest, and meet a national icon, the mighty kauri tree Tāne Mahuta on a full-day tour from Paihia. Enjoy a lunch stop at the picturesque Hokianga Harbour.Book Now
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, rich in Maori culture and tradition, on a full-day return tour from Paihia or Kerikeri. Experience the thrill of driving along 90 Mile Beach and sand boarding on the giant dunes.Book Now
Hole in the Rock + Cape Reinga + Russell Passenger Ferry
Explore the Bay by land and sea over 2 days, with a dolphin watching cruise and a trip to New Zealand's northernmost point, Cape Reinga. Choose either a half-day Hole in the Rock cruise and explore the Bay in search of dolphins while visiting its highlights – or get into the water and swim with these amazing creatures on a Dolphin Eco Experience cruise. Please note Dolphin Eco Experience is not available between 30 April - 24 October; swimming with dolphins is available as an optional extra on the Hole in the Rock cruise during this period.Book Now
Salt Air can offer you a unique and memorable experience of the Bay of Islands and Northland from the air with spectacular coastline views and island scenery. Their guided tour options and island escapes will also leave you with an appreciation of our local history, culture and coastal environment that is uniquely Northland.
Opening soon stage 1. Free to ride 39km. Only the second in New Zealand. We are perfectly positioned for stage 1. We are mountain bike friendly with a wash bay to wash your bike after your ride.
The Waitangi Golf Club overlooking the great Bay of Islands, a stunning 18-hole golf course with fantastic sea views, whether you are looking for a challenge or a relaxed round. Visitors are most welcome all year round.
Paragliding is the recreational and competitive adventure sport of flying paragliders: lightweight, free-flying, foot-launched glider aircraft with no rigid primary structure. The pilot sits in a harness suspended below a fabric wing comprising a large number of interconnected baffled cells. Wing shape is maintained by the suspension lines, the pressure of air entering vents in the front of the wing, and the aerodynamic forces of the air flowing over the outside.
The Bay of Islands is home to Taiamai Tours heritage journeys and the Ngapuhi, New Zealand's largest tribal Maori group. Their interactive Waka experience provides a rare and unique insight into Maori ancient customs, rituals and traditions.
Explore a full day tour in our uniquely designed luxury Dune Rider vehicles.
The most comfortable way to see the Far Norths local cultures, historic areas, and ever changing landscapes.
Enjoy a buffet lunch at WaiTiki. Visit Cape Reinga where the top of New Zealand meets the Tasman Sea & the Pacific Ocean.
Travel down the Patiki Stream, visit the giant sand dunes with the sandboarding experience! This is fun for all and comes with many great laughs. Enjoy traveling down 90-mile beach with a stop to dip your feet into the waters of the Tasman Sea, keep an eye out for the wild horses of Aupouri Forest running alongside the beach. Visit the Ancient Kauri Kingdom and climb the stair case carved inside a 45,000-year-old swamp kauri to the art gallery upstairs. Finally, enjoy fresh fish and chips at Mangonui’s world famous fish N chip shop (own cost).
The signature cruise of the Bay! Enjoy traveling on a cruise with reduced numbers which allows for better dolphin viewing, better photograph opportunities and of course comfort to move around. The tour includes an extended island stop where Explore customers get to enjoy 100% access to island facilities (Restaurant, Kayaks, SUP’s Conservation Centre, etc). We also include a BBQ lunch in the tour, we have lots of viewing decks and complimentary free tickets should you wish to hope off at Russell at the end of the cruise.Book Now
Discovery 3 is a purpose built dolphin experience cruise. The cruise is 4 hours dedicated to showing you the natural beauty of the islands and searching for marine mammals (Whales, Orca and Dolphins). Our guides are trained in identifying the dolphins who frequent the bay often. Should conditions and laws permit our crew will endeavour to allow you the chance meet these playful intelligent mammals in their natural environment. (Only available from Oct-Apr then this product is combined with Discover the Bay May-Sept).Book Now
Traveling on more than one of our products? Get great discounts with savings of up to $65.00.
Twin Tour #1
Discover the Bay + Dune Rider + Free Ferry Ticket (collected on-board).
Twin Tour #2
Dolphin Discovery + Dune Rider + Free Ferry Ticket (collected on-board).
Enjoy traveling out through the islands to the Hole in the Rock, should conditions permit you may travel through the hole. Enjoy commentary from your experienced captain and crew on the local flora and fauna. This cruise also allows you the option to stay on the Urupukapuka Island and explore the wildlife and beauty of these protected islands. Just let the crew know once you’ve departed the wharf or in the notes of your booking. This product is great from families, those traveling on a budget and those on limited time in the Bay of Islands.Book Now
From Kerikeri Airport (about 20 mins)