Our Bay of Islands Escape gives you the best of the Far North with the highlight being the exclusive-charter coach to Cape Reinga. Join our exclusive coach in Pukekohe, Papakura or Newmarket and travel north
to Whangarei, calling in to the impressive Kauri Museum at Matakohe on the way. Coach, steam rail and boat are all part of our journey to Paihia in
the picturesque Bay of Islands. A full-day adventure to iconic Cape Reinga is included, with the journey up 90 mile beach, informed commentary, panoramic views and Maori folklore, all high points of a wonderful day. Our relaxing journey home from Whangarei will give time to reflect on a special time away.
Our journey by coach begins in Pukekohe, with pick-ups at Papakura and Newmarket to the Capital of Northland – Whangarei. Continue through the Kaipara region to Maungaturoto for an exclusive stop-off at the renowned Kauri Museum at Matakohe. Late afternoon arrival at our centrally located hotel for a one night stay. Enjoy a welcome dinner tonight.
After breakfast travel to the town of Kawakawa whose claims to fame are the dis-used railway lines running down the main street and the Hundertwasser-designed toilets. Climb aboard the Kawakawa Vintage Steam Train for a memorable steam engine ride to the town of Taumarere, before continuing on by coach to the port of Opua.
Board our cruise boat for a harbour cruise which includes a picnic lunch and visiting the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ landmark (weather permitting). Cruise on to Paihia for a two night stay. Afternoon free. Dinner at the hotel tonight
A full day excursion to the iconic Cape Reinga. Walk in the impressive Puketi Kauri Forest, cruise up 90 mile beach. Experience the beauty of the vast and untouched region of Cape Reinga where the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean meet, stand alongside the iconic lighthouse built in 1941 and listen to historic commentary along the way. No trip would be complete
without a fish and chip lunch at Houhora. Return to Paihia early evening after a great day out. Dinner tonight at the hotel.
Today we return home, arriving in Pukekohe late afternoon.
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Auckland - Auckland
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