TIME Unlimited Tours
Auckland Bay of Islands Private Tour
TIME Unlimited Tours provide an extensive range of high quality Auckland Tours, Auckland Maori Tours, Guided Wilderness Walks in the Auckland region, Shore Excursions as well as private Auckland and New Zealand-wide tours for discerning clients from around the world. They are one of the most awarded tourism businesses in New Zealand, having now won 3 global tourism awards including the National Geographic World Legacy Award. Their tours are an excellent option for an introduction to New Zealand's largest city, local culture and the best things to see and do. Small group luxury tours or exclusive private options available.
Auckland to Bay of Islands Private Tour
On the way north we stop to look at the magnificent Kauri trees, some of the world’s tallest and most impressive trees. Our first stop in the Bay of Islands can be the historic Waitangi Treaty House. It was here, on February 6, 1840, that the Pakeha Governor Hobson and the Paramount Chiefs of Aotearoa (New Zealand) signed the document which formed our bi-cultural nation. Ceillhe Tewhare Teneti Hema Sperath (Director of our company TIME Unlimited Tours) is a direct descendant of two of those Paramount Chiefs; Patuone and Tamati Waka Nene.
Just a step from the Treaty house is Te Tii, Aotearoa New Zealand’s most famous Marae, or meeting place. The Whare Whakairo (carved meeting house) here is exquisite; it displays every example of traditional decoration, from whakairo (carving) to (kowhaiwhai) painted scroll patterns. Below the Treaty House and the Marae near the water’s edge lies Ngatokimatawhaorua, the huge, beautifully carved waka of the Ngapuhi Iwi who are the tangata whenua or local people here.
From 1:30pm, you have the option to take a cruise around the Bay of Islands to see the very best of the Bay of Islands including the famous hole in the rock (own cost). You are also very likely to see some of the many Dolphins that live here. There are several alternative options for cruising the Bay of Islands at varying prices, so to give you the option to include exactly what you are looking for, we can certainly help you to book it (at own cost).
Departs 8am (flexible) | Duration approx 11 hours
One-Way Transfers & Multi-Day Tours
This tour can be taken as a one-way transfer ending at your next accommodation or extended as a multi-day tour.
Price: $295 to $495
Based on 2 adults. Groups and one-way tour options, contact operator for a quote
Transport, guide & snacks included; entry fees & lunch are additional costs
We pick up and drop off from Auckland City accommodation
GROUP SIZE Small group or Private Tours
CHILD POLICY Child friendly
CANCELLATIONS Please enquire
SEASON Open year round