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- Hotel pickup Available
- Free Cancellation
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- Duration: 12 Hrs
Departure Time :
7:15 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Departure Details :
102 Hobson St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand, , Traveler pickup is offered, Hotel pick ups need to be requested at least 24 hours prior., Hotel pick ups in most cases will be earlier. Please check with .. read more
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewDiscover the Bay of Islands by land and explore the historic sites of Waitangi and Russell on a full-day coach tour from Auckland. On this tour from Auckland to Paihia youll visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, enjoy a ferry ride from Paihia to Russell and take an informative tour of Russell with a local guide. You'll have the opportunity to check out Russells bustling shops, cafes and museums at your leisure before returning to Auckland.
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- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Upon arrival in Paihia, we head to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for a guided tour of this historical site. Considered the founding document of the nation, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed by 43 Mori chiefs and the British Crown in 1840. Visit the Waitangi Treaty House, an elaborately decorated marae (Mori meeting house) and see a large waka (war canoe) as you learn more about Mori culture in New Zealand.
After your Waitangi visit, enjoy a short ferry ride to Russell for a 1-hour coach tour of this charming town. Discover why Russell was once known as the 'Hellhole of the Pacific' and see historical highlights including the Pompallier Mission, Christ Church and New Zealands oldest pub. Soak up panoramic views of the bay atop Flagstaff Hill and learn about the historical controversy surrounding the flagstaff back in the 1840s.
As your guided tour concludes in Russell, you'll have the opportunity to explore Russells cafes, shops, waterfront, museum and art galleries at your leisure before we board the coach for our return trip to Auckland.
Lunch (if option selected)
Local driver guide
Live commentary on board
Free on board WiFi
Round-trip ferry between Paihia and Russell
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entry/Admission - Waitangi Treaty Grounds
Entry/Admission - Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House
Entry/Admission - Pompallier Mission and Printery
Entry/Admission - Christ Church
Lunch (if option not selected)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infants must sit on laps
Departures and itineraries may be subject to sea and weather conditions.
The traveling time between Auckland and the Bay of Islands is approximately 4 hours each way.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers