Top 20 Things to do in Bay of Islands, New Zealand

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2-Day Islands Adventure Cruise on _The Rock_
Cruise out across the Bay of Islands for 2 days of classic adventure. This voyage gives you spectacular views of the North Island's coast as you try target shooting, dusk fishing, night kayaking, or snorkeling, and learn about the area... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Overnight Tours, Tours & Sightseeing

2 days

Free cancellation

$181
per Traveler

Bay of Islands 'The Rock' Bed & Breakfast Cruise & Adventure
Take an overnight cruise on New Zealand's biggest houseboat, The Rock, for a unique way to explore the Bay of Islands region. Walk on remote islands, view dolphins and other wildlife in their natural habitat, and choose to snorkel or... Read More

$138
per Traveler

Bay of Islands Cruise - The Cream Trip Route
Cruise through the Bay of Islands on the Cream Trip route, pioneered by Albert Fuller in the 1920s as he sailed to deliver mail and supplies to residents. Along the way, spot pods of playful dolphins, hear about the area’s... Read More

$94
per Adult

Bay of Islands Cruise Excursion - Hole in Rock Cruise
Discover one of New Zealand's best sailing, fishing, and tourist destinations with a half-day cruise that shows what the Bay of Islands is all about. Home to one of the most spectacular ecosystems, the Bay has become renowned as a... Read More

$91
per Adult

Bay of Islands Day Cruise Adventure on _The Rock_
Glide across bright blue waters between lush green isles on a comfortable boat that immerses you in the spectacular wonders of the Bay of Islands. Sail out to where massive boulders rise above the sea and go kayaking, snorkeling, and... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

5 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$86
per Adult

Bay of Islands Day Tour with Cruise
Enjoy a full-day tour to the Bay of Islands, complete with a scenic cruise out to Cape Brett. Visit the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds, view magnificent kauri trees, and spot dolphins and other marine wildlife along the stunning coastline. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours 30 minutes

Free cancellation

$176
per Adult

Bay of Islands Helicopter Flight & Cruise Escape
Experience the Bay of Islands from both the air and sea. Soar through the sky via helicopter for a bird's-eye view of more than 144 islands, visit Roberton Island for a day of leisure, and enjoy a panoramic boat cruise... Read More

$233
per Traveler

Bay of Islands Late Afternoon Cruise
Experience the best of New Zealand's Bay of Islands during this afternoon getaway. Enjoy a calm, 2-hour cruise, sipping on a glass of wine and watching the sun go down and the sky change colors. Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$48
per Adult

Bay of Islands Sailing & Dolphin Adventure
Set sail on a catamaran as you leave the wharf for the rolling waves of the deep blue sea. Surround yourself with the abundant wildlife as the cheeky wild dolphins come say hello. Indulge in a delicious lunch, stop over... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours 15 minutes

$95

$86
per Adult

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing Adventure
Sail out to the Bay of Islands on the historic R. Tucker Thompson tall ship. Explore the 144 islands and have a chance to steer the ship, hoist the sail, and climb the rigging. Onboard, enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

6 hours

Free cancellation

$109
per Adult

Cape Reinga Airplane Flight & Drive Tour
Take in the majestic landscapes of New Zealand’s North Island from both air and land where 2 scenic flights give you unforgettable bird’s-eye views of the Northland’s awe-inspiring natural beauty. Read More

$311
per Adult

Dolphin-Watching Catamaran Cruise in Bay of Islands
Hop aboard a catamaran and seek out pods of playful dolphins on a half-day cruise around the breathtaking Bay of Islands. Take in views of pristine beaches and azure inlets as you make your way to the end of the... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

12 hours 40 minutes

$183
per Adult

Full-Day Bay of Islands Dolphin Cruise with Hole in the Rock Visit
Cruise through aquamarine waters, keeping your eyes peeled for the playful jumps of bottlenose dolphins and the majestic leaps of massive whales. Zigzagging around dramatic rock formations, enjoy a day spent exploring the Bay of Islands and make a daring... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours 40 minutes

$192
per Adult

Full-Day Cape Reinga Tour
Uncover the wild beauty of the vast and untouched region at the tip of the North Island—Cape Reinga (Te Rerenga Wairua). As you travel north, enjoy a taste of New Zealand's varied landscape, from the rolling hills of the rural... Read More

Categories: Adventures, Tours & Sightseeing

11 hours

$111
per Adult

Haruru Falls Maori War Canoe Experience
Travel via waka taua (war canoe) through the Bay of Islands to experience the culture of the Ngapuhi people, New Zealand’s largest tribal Maori group. Your interactive, small-group experience provides rare and unique insights into ancient customs, rituals, and traditions.... Read More

$89
per Traveler

Historical Kerikeri Tour with Winetasting & Chocolate
Take a relaxed tour of Kerikeri, visit a chocolate factory, and sip local wines at a boutique vineyard. Learn about settlers in the 1800s as you explore some of the country’s oldest still-standing European buildings including the Stone Store and... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

3 hours

$45
per Adult

Hole in the Rock Scenic Helicopter Flight
Admire a bird's-eye view of the picturesque Bay of Islands with great vistas over the 144 islands aboard a scenic helicopter flight. Take in the beautiful scenery from the sky and see the famous "Hole in the Rock" up close.... Read More

Categories: Air, Balloon & Helicopter Tours

1 hour

Free cancellation

$183
per Traveler

Island Adventure Cliffs & Caves Cruise
Discover one of New Zealand's most breathtaking sights during a cruise to glimpse the Bay of Islands—a watery region that's home to more than 140 islands. Departing from New Zealand's North Island, discover subtropical wildlife and pristine beaches on this... Read More

Categories: Day Cruises & Water Activities, Tours & Sightseeing

2 hours

Free cancellation

$62
per Adult

Private Bay of Islands Tour
Enjoy the luxury of a private tour to discover the beautiful Bay of Islands where you can see an amazing variety of landscapes, natural wonders, and breathtaking harbors. Cruise past the Hen and Chicken Islands, Sail Rock, and the famous... Read More

Categories: Tours & Sightseeing

8 hours

Free cancellation

$1,076
per Group

Shore Excursion - Bay of Islands Helicopter Flight
Discover the Bay of Islands with a helicopter flight that lets you see the lush grasses and island beaches from your vantage above the spectacular coastline. You can admire the Wantangi Treaty Grounds from the air and spot iconic local... Read More

$183
per Traveler

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