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Experience the very best of the Bay of Islands has to offer. Explore Paihia, Russell, Karikeri, Haruru Falls and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Enjoy the return ferry crossings from Paihia to Russell and following your exploration of this historic township you will travel through to Kerikeri with its original Mission House and Stone Store. On your return to Waitangi there will be a stop at the Haruru Falls. There will be time for some lunch at Waitangi prior to a fully guided tour of the Treaty Grounds followed by a Maori Cultural Performance.
09.45 am collected by coach from your cruise ship tender from the wharf at Waitangi and transferred into the township of Paihia where you will catch the ferry to Russell.
10.30 Paihia to Russell Ferry
10.45 Arrive Russell and explore on foot the quaint township of Russell, New Zealand’s first capital, with its historic buildings, craft shops and restaurants before returning to the Russell to Paihia Ferry wharf.
12.00 noon catch the return ferry to Paihia and rejoin your coach for a sightseeing tour of the area which will include the Piahia township, the Haruru Falls and Kerikeri with its original mission house and stone store.
1.30 pm Arrive Waitangi Treaty Grounds and free time for lunch at the Treaty Grounds Cafe (at own expense)
2.15 pm Enjoy at fully guided tour of the treaty grounds conducted by an experienced local guide and followed by a 30 minute entertaining Maori Cultural Performance . There will be time to visit the Waitangi museum and gift shop should anyone in the group be interested.
3.45 Transferred from Waitangi back to the Waitangi Wharf to catch the tender back to your cruise ship.
Book tours in more than one port and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent bookings – Discounts applied at time of tour confirmations.