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The Bay of Islands is one of the most picturesque and popular holiday sites in New Zealand, combining great outdoor experiences with some of New Zealand's most significant historic sites.

The Bay of Islands was the site at which the earliest contact between the indigenous population and European settlers took place. Visit Waitangi to see the treaty house, where New Zealand’s founding document was signed by Maori and Pakeha leaders. Russell, once the rowdy and bustling capital of New Zealand, today maintains a lively and casual island feel due to its isolation from the mainland. From here walk north to Flagstaff Hill, a reserve that was once the scene of a historic confrontation between Maori leader Hone Heke and the British Colonials. The flag pole flying the Union Jack was severed four times before war settled the dispute.

Kerikeri, the earliest permanent settlement in New Zealand, houses some of the country’s oldest buildings, bush walks, arts and crafts and local cuisine.

Here are a few examples of our most popular tours. Please note all tours depart from and return to Paihia

TOUR 1 (approx. 2 hours)        Cost $50.00 per person (min. 2 people)
                                PLUS $40 Per adult, Child 5-15 years $20 Cave Entry to be paid at caves.
Paihia visiting...                                                 
Kawiti Glow worm Caves                             
World Famous Hundertwasser Toilets
Return to Paihia 

TOUR 2. (approx. 2 ½ hours)        Cost $50.00 per person (min. 2 people)
Paihia visiting...                                                   
Waitangi Lookout
Kerikeri Stone store
Kerikeri Mission House
Makana Chocolate Factory
Return to Paihia

TOUR 3.  (approx. 4 ½ hours)       Cost From $85.00 per hour 
Paihia visiting...
Waitangi Lookout
Haruru Falls
Kerikeri Stone Store               
Kerikeri Mission House
Puketi Kauri Forest
Makana Chocolate Factory   
Return to Paihia     

Kawiti Glow worm Caves 


We now offer vineyard tours around some of the regions fantastic wineries.                  Afternoon       $60 per person
Also see up close and first hand New Zealands largest beehive.                                     Evening          $110 per person  

We visit 3 or 4 local  award winning vineyards. Having tasting at each.
All tastings are included in the price.
We can do either afternoon or evening tours.

* Please note the meals not included.   

Depending on numbers (3 is the minimum number of passengers required for this trip.)         

Other places to visit in the Bay of Islands include:

  • The Kawiti Glow Worm Caves

  • The Hundertwasser toilets at Kawakawa

  • The Kawakawa Vintage Steam Railway

  • The Alpaca Farm

  • The Waitangi Treaty Grounds & House

  • Te Waimate Mission House

  • Historic Russell and the Pompallier Mission House

  • The Makana Chocolate Factory

  • Kerikeri's historic Stone Store

  • Kemp House

  • Rewa's Village

  • The stunning Rainbow Falls

  • Puketi Kauri Forest

  • The Parrot Place

  • The famous Bay of Islands Sunday Farmer's Market

  • Many local Vineyards and much more...

Paihia in the Bay of Islands

The Kerikeri Stone Store


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