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Bay of Islands Hole in the Rock Cruise and Day Tour from Auckland

The best of New Zealand's Bay of Islands is on display with this great value cruise from Auckland - get up close with dolphins, soak up nature & much more!

Highlights

En-route sightseeing including Auckland Harbour Bridge
Waitangi Treaty Grounds (optional)
Dolphin viewing
Cape Brett "Hole in the Rock" cruise
Guided tour of Waitangi Treaty Grounds
10 Hours in duration

What you need to know

Depart from Auckland and head to one of the most nature-rich areas of New Zealand - the Bay of Islands - with this great value Hole in the Rock dolphin cruise package! Climb aboard a comfortable, purpose-built luxury catamaran and be taken through the wondrous surrounds of the Bay of Islands that is continually teeming with abundant marine life including dolphins, whales, fish and birdlife. Relax on the spacious outdoor viewing decks as this amazing scenery passes you by and take in the informative commentary from your experienced guides.

Travel directly through the Hole in the Rock's famous narrow gap and be surrounded by its walls, and enjoy a guided tour of the famed Waitangi Treaty Grounds where New Zealand's a significant act in NZ's history once played out. Over the course of four hours, you'll explore islands, get up close with dolphins, and view two of the region's most famous sites - all for one reasonably priced package. Plus, if you don't see dolphins or whales on your trip, you will be offered a "go again for free" voucher - what more do you need? Book online today!

More info

Inclusions

  • 10 Hour Day tour from Auckland to the Bay of Islands and return
  • Complimentary hotel pick-ups and drop-offs from selected hotels
  • Air conditioned coach travel from Auckland
  • Informative driver commentary
  • En-route sightseeing including Auckland Harbour Bridge
  • Morning tea break at Kaiwaka (own expense)
  • 3 hour Cape Brett "Hole in the Rock" Dolphin Cruise
  • Dolphin viewing

Optional Extras

  • Guided tour of Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Lunch
  • Picnic Lunch

What to Bring

  • Sunhat, sunblock and warm clothes. Make sure to bring some extra money for morning tea on the way. Be sure to bring your camera.

Tour Time and Departure Location

  • This tour departs from the Skycity Bus Terminal, 102 Hobson Street, Auckland CBD at 7.30am. You will return at approximately 8.10pm to the Skycity Bus Terminal. Complimentary hotel pick-ups and drop-offs from selected hotels are available and can be selected at the time of booking

Duration

  • This is a 10-hour trip (approximately)

Days of Operation

  • This tour operates 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. Please note, however, that on Christmas Day and Waitangi Day (6th of Feb), this does not include the visit to the Treaty of Waitangi

Language Options

  • A full commentary is provided in English by the skipper and crew. Audio headsets are available in German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese

Optional Lunch

  • A picnic lunch is available on this tour for including a hot or cold non-alcoholic drink

Option 1: Moroccan Lamb Lunch

  • Moroccan Lamb Salad with roasted roots, garden herbs, pomegranate and molasses dressing
  • Freshly baked roll
  • Lemon yoghurt Semolina Cake
  • Bag of Mixed Nuts and Fruits

Option 2: Pumpkin Lunch

  • Smoked mushroom, Roast Pumpkin & Feta, tossed amongst a Mesculin Salad with Balsamic Dressing
  • Freshly baked roll
  • Lemon yoghurt Semolina Cake
  • Bag of Mixed Nuts and Fruit

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at the time of booking
  • Upon completion of the purchase, please print the voucher and present on the day of the tour
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher

Bay of Islands Hole in the Rock Cruise and Day Tour from Auckland

The Millennium Centre Level 2 Building C/602 Great South Road, Greenlane, AUK 1051