$1099.00 NZD

Auckland > Auckland

From November - May

Far North & Bay of Islands Group Tour!

Northland is simply stunning. Rich in culture and steeped in history, our Far North Escape tour will take you to some of the very best parts – Bay of Islands, 90 Mile Beach & more. Everyone from solo travellers to couples and small groups of friends are welcome, so join your new group of mates, learn about Maori culture and enjoy sharing the outdoors sailing, surfing, swimming, and more together. Spots sell out quickly, so book now to avoid disappointment!

Like this but want more? Take the plunge & extend your trip into Central North Island!

Trip Details

The Particulars

Price

$1099.00 NZD

You can secure your spot with a $99 deposit and pay the rest later! Check our Terms & Conditions for more details.


Meeting point

This tour starts and finishes in Auckland. You will need to meet us at 9 am at Haka Lodge Auckland.


On the road

4 days, 3 nights


Group size

Small groups of up to 12 people


Taking part

You must be 18+ years old to book


Accommodation

Multi-share hostel with shared facilities


Tour staff

You will have a 2 tour leaders with you during your road trip with us. They will be your drivers, hosts, cooks, and new best mates!


Availability

2022 dates

  • 20th November – 23rd November – 20% off – Use code ‘XMAS’
  • 11th December – 14th December – 20% off – Use code ‘XMAS’

 

2023 dates

  • 8th January – 11th January
  • 29th January – 1st February
  • 19th February – 22nd February
  • 12th March – 15th March
  • 2nd April – 5th April
  • 23rd April – 26th April
  • 14th May – 17th May
  • 29th October – 1st November
  • 12th November – 15th November
  • 26th November – 29th November
  • 10th December – 13th December

2024 dates

  • 7th January – 10th January
  • 21st January – 24th January
  • 4th February – 7th February
  • 18th February – 21st February
  • 3rd March – 6th March
  • 17th March – 20th March
  • 31st March – 3rd April
  • 14th April – 17th April
  • 28th April – 1st May
  • 12th May – 15th May
  • 27th October – 30th October
  • 10th November – 13th November
  • 24th November – 27th November
  • 8th December – 11th December

 

2025 dates

  • 5th January – 8th January
  • 19th January – 22nd January
  • 2nd February – 5th February
  • 16th February – 19th February
  • 2nd March – 5th March
  • 16th March – 19th March
  • 30th March – 2nd April
  • 13th April – 16th April
  • 27th April – 30th April
  • 11th May – 14th May

Extended Package

You can extend your trip by adding our 10 Day North Island Explorer starting a day after this tour finishes

View our 14 Day Northern Adventure for this package

What's Included in this tour?

Tasty continental breakfasts every day + 1 BBQ dinner

Comfortable mini-bus transport & passionate local kiwi guides

3 nights of high end hostel accommodation (dorm share)

Sit back, bring a drink or two, and relax while taking in the Bay of Islands’ sights and sounds on our private sunset cruise

Visit and walk to the incredible Whangarei Falls & Try local brewed beers at Mcleod’s Brewery

Visit our 'God of the forest' and the largest Kauri tree in NZ ‘Tane Mahuta’

Beach day at Matauri Bay with a short hiking opportunity to see the stunning coastline

Explore the epic nightlife and local cuisines of Paihia with your new crew!

Try New Zealand’s most famous fish and chips!

Afternoon relaxation at the gorgeous Kai Iwi Lakes for a freshwater dip

Learn to surf at the famous 90 mile beach with a group lesson with qualified instructors

Guided Maori cultural experience to learn about the beginning of NZ – ‘Footprints of Kupe’

Sunset session at 90-mile Beach with your crew for your last night!

Pass by the birthplace of NZ, cross the magical Hokianga by car ferry

What You’ll See & Do

Welcome on board! A nice early start sees us leave the ‘big smoke’ of Auckland, after our meet and greet we load into the van and head north towards Waipu for lunch via a beautiful section of coastline only a stone’s throw from the city of sails. We stop at Mcleod’s Brewery and Pizza Barn for lunch, then continue on our way to the Bay of Islands. On arrival at our accommodation in Paihia, you will be given time to settle in and get changed before we embark on an exclusive evening sailing trip around the surrounding bays. We have chartered the boat just for our group, so this is the perfect opportunity to share a drink and get to know your fellow road-trippers. After the sailing trip, we head back to the accommodation where you can explore the local cuisines for dinner and experience the Paihia nightlife with your new crew.

Accommodation: Multi-share hostel with shared facilities
Included activities:

  • Visit the incredible Whangarei Falls, located in close to city centre!
  • Swim at a stunning east coast beach – Langs Beach
  • Try local brewed beers at Mcleod’s Brewery
  • Exclusive yacht sailing charter around the Bay of Islands

You’ll start the day in the beautiful coastal town of Paihia before the guides prepare a tasty continental breakfast. You then have a full free day to explore this town and learn the significance of the area! Try the Bay of Islands Skydive? Jump on a day trip to Cape Reinga to the top of NZ and try sandboarding our giant sand dunes! Explore the historical town of Russel (First capital of NZ), Jump on a cruise to see the famous ‘hole in the rock’ and dolphin watching or get familiar with the NZ Maori history and the famous Treaty of Waitangi at the grounds that you can join a guided tour and learn the roots of NZ. Enjoy your last dinner in Paihia with your group and the night is yours!

Accommodation: Multi-share hostel with shared facilities
Included meals: Breakfast
Included activities: NA

We start day 3 slightly later than the day before, to allow time for a sleep in and breakfast. Afterwards, we’ll then set off by winding our way up the east coast to explore some stunning beaches and short walks. We stop at one of, if not the best, fish and chip shops in the country (a bold claim, we know, so you’ll have to try for yourself!) for lunch*. We then continue on our way across the country (literally) to the west coast to our accommodation at the southern end of 90 Mile Beach. You may be lucky enough to witness a west coast sunset while your tour leader will be cooking up a feed on the barbecue because is it really a New Zealand road trip without a BBQ Dinner?

Accommodation: Multi-share hostel with shared facilities
Included meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Included activities:

  • Beach day at Matauri Bay
  • Visit NZ’s most famous fish and chip
  • Sunset session at 90 mile beach

It may be the last day but we aren’t finished yet! Start your day right with a Sunrise surf lesson on the famous 90-mile beach where you’ll be looked after by qualified surf instructors. After this incredible experience, we will head back for breakfast then cruise back in time to board a car ferry that crosses the sleepy waters of the Hokianga Harbour. This little-known area was the birthplace of our nation where you’ll experience incredible Maori history on a guided tour and again when we go to visit Tāne Mahuta – the God of the forest. Depending on weather and group energy levels, there is an opportunity to stop at Kai Iwi lakes, before making the final leg of the journey back to Auckland where we plan to arrive back in Auckland CBD by 7:00pm.

Accommodation: Multi-share hostel with shared facilities
Included meals: Breakfast
Included activities:

  • Group Surf lessons with qualified instructor – Wet suit and Surfboard rental included
  • Experience a ferry across the Hokianga Harbour
  • Guided Maori cultural experience – ‘Footprints of Kupe’
  • Visit NZ’s largest Kauri Tree – Tāne Mahuta – the God of the forest

Some Important Details


COVID restrictions/changes or cancellations to your booking:

  • All cancellations of bookings by you must be made in writing. We will not regard a booking as cancelled unless an email written notice has been received by us from you.
  • Cancellation can only be made up to 14 days before the departure of your tour. Once the cancellation is accepted a refund of the total ticket price (less the $99 deposit) will be paid to you. The refundable portion does not include the non-refundable $99 deposit.
  • No refunds will be available for cancellations within 14 days of the departure date.
  • We recognise that our current tours may require flexibility around cancellations during this evolving global situation. As such, if your travel arrangement to the meetup zone has been affected due to COVID Alert level restrictions your tour purchase will be 100% refundable (excl. any credit card, booking fee).

What to bring:

  • We ask that you only bring 2 bags: 1 medium-sized one for your clothes and general belongings, and 1 small day bag to keep with you on the bus
  • New Zealand weather can be unpredictable, so make sure you bring swimwear and a towel, as well as warm clothes and a rain jacket
  • All bedding is provided, but you can bring your favourite pillow if you like

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