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The Double Dip

See the beautiful Bay of Islands region by both land and sea with this two-day combo package; The Double Dip - book online today!

Highlights

Explore the Bay by land and Sea over 2 days
Dolphin watching cruise
Cape Reinga
Hole in the Rock
Cape Brett Peninsula
Ninety Mile Beach

What you need to know

See the beautiful Bay of Islands region by both land and sea with this two-day combo package; The Double Dip. Begin your adventure in the area with a dolphin watching cruise with Fullers Great Sights' a popular operator in the region. Aboard a luxury catamaran, you'll be taken on a journey to admire (and hopefully cruise through) the Hole in the Rock formation as well as the stunning views of the neighbouring Cape Brett Peninsula. If you do happen to spot a playful pod of dolphins and the weather permits, you can dive in to the water and swim with the dolphins for an additional price (May - October only).

The next day provides a full day of adventure and sights with a coach tour into New Zealand's Far North towards Cape Reinga. Stopping off at various attractions along the way including driving the bus along the long and wide Ninety Mile Beach and trying your hand at sand boarding down Te Paki Stream's giant dunes. Once at Cape Reinga you'll be blown away by the spectacular sweeping views of the surrounding ocean.

This is a scenic and convenient way to explore the gorgeous Bay of Islands region with visits to some of the most popular attractions and sights. Book The Double Dip tour online today to avoid missing out.

More info

How it Works

  • The date you select at the time of booking is the date of your Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock
  • Please enter your preferred date for the Cape Reinga Day Tour in the "Booking Note" section at check-out
  • Upon completion of your booking, you will receive a voucher with the Tour Operators details to contact and confirm a date directly for the Cape Reinga Day Tour
  • This combo is over two days

Inclusions

  • Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock
  • Cape Reinga/ Ninety Mile Beach Tour including lunch
  • Russell passenger Ferry

Highlights

  • Explore the Bay by land and sea over two days
  • Dolphin watching cruise and a trip to New Zealand’s northernmost point, Cape Reinga
  • Half-day Hole in the Rock cruise and explore the Bay
  • Enjoy stunning views of islands, sandy beaches and the Cape Brett Peninsula
  • Full-day coach tour into the Far North of New Zealand
  • Visit ancient kauri forests, drive along the sand of Ninety Mile Beach and even have a go at sand-boarding
  • Visit to the very tip of Aotearoa (New Zealand) will open your eyes to Māori culture

What to Bring

  • Camera
  • Towel
  • Swimming gear
  • Sunhat and sunblock
  • Warm clothes - Wear your swimsuit under your clothes for convenient changing
  • Walking shoes

Tour Times and Location

Departing Paihia

  • Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise departs at either 9.00am or 1.30pm (no Island stopover), departs from The Wharf, next to the Maritime Building waterfront

Departing Russell

  • Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise departs at either 9.10am or 1.40pm (no Island stopover), departs from The Wharf, waterfront

The Russell Passenger Ferry

  • Paihia - Russell Ferry departure times; 7.20am, 8.30am and 9.30am - 9.30pm departures on the half hour
  • Russell - Paihia Ferry departure times; 7.00am, 7.45am and 9.00am - 9.00pm departures on the half hour

Additional Information

  • If you have infants travelling with you (under 5 years old) that you include these in your reservation.

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Cruise vessel subject to change without notice
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

The Double Dip

The wharf, Paihia, NZ 0200