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Auckland: Bay of Islands Tour with Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Activity provider: Auckland Scenic Tours

Auckland: Bay of Islands Tour with Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Activity provider: Auckland Scenic Tours

From US$ 217.93 per person

Take one of New Zealand’s best road trips from Auckland to the Bay of Islands. Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and take a scenic boat trip to the famous Hole in the Rock.

About this activity

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Duration 12.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be ready and waiting 5 minutes before your advised pickup time in front of your Auckland CBD accommodation. Look out for a yellow Mercedes-Benz vehicle.
Small group
Limited to 14 participants


  • Journey by boat across the pristine Bay of Islands
  • Learn about New Zealand's history and Maori culture
  • Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Museum
  • Enjoy a high-energy Maori cultural performance
  • Marvel at the breathtaking scenery en route
Full description
Take an epic road trip from Auckland to one of the most spectacular parts of New Zealand, the Bay of Islands. This route offers breathtaking scenery of rugged mountain ranges, rainforests, deep gorges, and the clear blue ocean. You will be travelling in an air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz, in the company of a highly knowledgeable local tour guide.  First, board a boat to make your way through the pristine islands towards the Cape Brett Peninsula and its historic lighthouse. If conditions permit, sail safely in the hands of your knowledgeable skipper through the majestic "Hole in the Rock". Marvel at the bottlenose dolphins and a host of other marine life en route.  Next, enjoy an inspiring cultural experience at the birthplace of New Zealand, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Enjoy an informative tour with your local Maori guide, as well as a high-energy Maori cultural performance. You will also have ample time to explore Waitangi’s heritage buildings, such as the Treaty House, home to the first British resident. Watch live demonstrations in the Carving Studio, and take photos beside the world’s largest ceremonial war canoe. Visit the Museum of Waitangi, which holds a stunning collection of treasured objects called "taonga" that brings to life the history of the Treaty of Waitangi, the founding document of New Zealand.
  • Entrance fees and guided tour of Waitangi Treaty House and Grounds
  • 4-hour cruise to Cape Brett and the lighthouse
  • Journey through the world-famous "Hole in The Rock"
  • Maori cultural performance
  • Small group tours
  • Highly knowledgeable local guide
  • Photo stops en route
  • Pickup and drop-off from your accommodation in Auckland CBD
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen
    • Cash
    • Charged Smartphone

    Not allowed

    • Drones

    Know before you go

    • All reservations will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking
    • Visiting the "Hole in The Rock" is weather-permitting
    • Entrance fees and guided tour of Waitangi Treaty House is included in the ticket
    • 4-hour cruise to Cape Brett and the lighthouse, Maori cultural performance, and photo stops are included in the tour
    • Please carry cash for lunch

    Product ID: 392025