The Bay of Islands is a natural wonder consisting of 144 islands surrounded by some of the warmest waters in New Zealand where you can encounter bottlenose dolphins, whales, seals, penguins and a diversity of birdlife. This is the place for bird lovers to see the Blue Penguins as well as Grey Warblers, Tui, Pukeko, and the endangered New Zealand Dotterel. You can begin your vacation with a visit to the awe-inspiring Hole in the Rock, or a boat adventure ride on the Excitor or go to the culturally and historically rich Hokianga. Travel further north and experience the thrill of driving along Ninety Mile Beach, sand boarding down the giant sand dunes and standing on the windswept tip of New Zealand, while watching the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean collide. Don't miss the ancient Giant Kauri Trees of the Waipou Forest, especially the extraordinary 2,000 year-old, 167 ft high Tane Mahuta, with its amazing 45ft trunk circumference!
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Bay of Islands Itineraries:
Auckland - Bay of Islands - Rotorua
8 nights from $2,292*
9 Days North Island Motorhome Itinerary
8 nights from $3,535*
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