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NEW ZEALAND–THE BAY OF ISLANDS 4 days, Auckland to Auckland FROM £224

4 days, Auckland to Auckland

Nature lovers who leave the North Island without stopping off at the Bay of Islands will kick themselves all the way back home (and that’s a looong flight). This four-day trip to this outdoorsman’s paradise features ample time hiking the nature trails and makes the most of all that water with plenty of opportunities for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, and sailing. Not enough? A night aboard a houseboat should do the trick. We take care of all the fuss. All you have to do is have the time of your life.

Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: 18-to-Thirtysomethings

Fast, fresh, and fun adventures that never slow down, made for young, budget-minded travellers.

Service Level: Basic

Simple and clean hotels and hostels; affordable public and private transport; lots of optional activities.

Physical Rating: 3 – Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 20, avg 14

Age requirement: 18-39

4 days

Auckland to Auckland

From £224

was £299

Valid on Aug 1, 2018
Trip Code: ONBI
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Map of the route for New Zealand–The Bay of Islands

Places visited

  • New Zealand
Itinerary Notes

Please note that most 18-to-Thirtysomethings accommodation in New Zealand is multi-share. For more info, see our Trip Details.


Day 1Auckland

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Auckland/Bay of Islands

Travel north via backroads, stopping to see giant kauri trees, and go for an included snorkel at Goat Island Marine Reserve (seasonal). Board a large houseboat for an overnight trip through the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Dinner

Day 3Bay of Islands/Paihia

Enjoy free time in the morning on the boat. Choose to do a number of included water activities like kayaking, snorkelling, fishing or visiting nearby islands. Disembark and explore Paihia before a Kiwi barbecue.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Day 4Paihia/Auckland

Enjoy a free morning to relax. Opt to swim with dolphins, skydive, or check out the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Return to Auckland in the early evening where the tour finishes upon arrival.

Meals included:


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What’s Included

  • Snorkelling in Goat Island Marine Reserve (seasonal)
  • Overnight boat excursion with included activities onboard like snorkelling, fishing, and kayaking
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


Hostels (2 nts), houseboat (1 nt). All nights multi-share.


3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Allow USD70-95 for meals not included.


Private vehicle

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Available extras (Add these to your tour when you book)

Auckland Sailing: America’s Cup Experience (Pre Tour) – From£99.00

As part of the boat crew, you’ll work together with your teammates to sail around Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour in this competitive yacht. Either take the helm and participate or sit back and enjoy the spectacle – the choice is yours.