Suggested Itinerary: 3 days Auckland to the Bay of Islands

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Begins: Auckland
Finishes: Paihia

The Bay of Islands is a must come and see when visiting New Zealand. It’s one of the places renowned for having 144 islands, secluded bays and an abundance of marine life – it is regarded as the birthplace of New Zealand. The scenery is breathtaking and can only be appreciated by cruising through the area.

Day 1
Auckland to Paihia, Bay of Islands: Stay the night in Paihia. If you arrive during the day then there is plenty of time for Kayaking, Snorkelling or maybe you want to sail and discover the Islands of the Bay, take the Wheel and help sail the boat, observe abundant marine wildlife along the way. This is a great sail and kayak adventure. You may want to discover the bay a different way. Take the “MackAttack” the fastest boat to the famous Hole in the Rock, Piercy Island, Cape Brett and go deep inside the Cathedral Cave too. The trip is 1 and a half hours and once on board you can enjoy live detailed commentary with plenty of stop over with a chance to capture those moments around the island on camera.

Things to bring:
Swimming costume
Sunscreen
camera and spare film
Towel

Day 2
Day trip from Paihia to Cape Reinga: Cape Reinga is the northernmost point of the north island with stunning scenery. Yu can enjoy some of the most awesome adventures and it’s great for a action packed fun-filled day out. There are two options. You can drive yourself there or you can take a coach tour via the Ninety Mile Beach which departs daily at 7:30am. Stop over include Puketi Kauri Forest, Ancient Kauri Kindgdom, Ninety Mile Beach renowned for its spectacular views and it’s quicksand stream, ride the giant sand dunes and visit the Cape Reinga lighthouse with it’s spectacular views of the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean both merging Together. Travel back to Paihia for the night.

Things to bring:
Towels
Change of Clothes
Money for food
sunscreen
camera

Day 3
Depart Paihia and arrive back in Auckland: Spend the morning in the Bay of Islands and return journey to Auckland.

Author: nztravelguide

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