Bay Of Islands, New Zealand Cruises

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Bay Of Islands, New Zealand overview

The Bay of Islands is one of the most picturesque and popular holiday sites in New Zealand. It combines great fishing, diving, sailing and other watersports with some of New Zealand's most significant historic sites. One of the most popular attractions is the Hole in the Rock, off Cape Brett. You can take a boating trip through the hole in a huge rock outcrop. Also popular are dolphin swimming and diving trips to the sunken Rainbow Warrior wreck.

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Kerikeri Discovery Tour

Kerikeri Discovery Tour

$52/Adult

Kerikeri Discovery TourNew Zealand's oldest standing European buildings, the Stone Store and Kemp Ho...

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Highlights and Glow Worm Caves

Highlights and Glow Worm Caves

$134/Adult

Highlights and Glow Worm CavesBegin your exciting day directly at the Waitangi Wharf after you have...

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Private Bay of Islands Highlights

Private Bay of Islands Highlights

$135/Adult

Private Bay of Islands HighlightsNew Zealand's Bay of Islands is a subtropical micro-region of almos...

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Hole in the Rock Cruise

Hole in the Rock Cruise

$89/Adult

Hole in the Rock CruiseThis breathtaking journey through the Bay of Island's beautiful seascape sail...

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124 Bay Of Islands, New Zealand Port Reviews

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by haybrocor

Bay of Islands was lovely, despite bad weather. We walked to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and paid $40.00 per adult entry fee. The children were free. We saw the Maori traditional dance and song performance. It was very entertaining. After touring the grounds, we caught the shuttle into Pahia and then the Ferry over to Russell. We had lunch at the pub and then caught the Ferry back to tour the markets and souvenir shops. We found transport to be very reliable and well planned in Bay of Islands. It's very easy to do you own thing here with free shuttles etc.

Visited: Nov 07, 2017

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by Kennicott

Although our segment involved mostly sea days, the shore excursions we did take were good, typically we never go the independent route on shore excursions but use those provided by the cruise line. One in particular illustrates how Princess stands out here----"We were confused about meet times one morning at the Bay of Islands, so when we showed up for our muster time they told us our excursion had already left. Anyway, bummer, but then, the shore rep said you can get on "this one" if you want instead, which was leaving just then. We took it. We were supposed to be on a rain forest type hike and glow worm cave visit, which we were regretting due to all the rain. As it turned out, the alternative was much better and dryer, plus the one we were to be on they didn't even get into the caves as they flooded and during the rain forest hike portion everybody got soaked. Mistakes sometimes turn out for the better.

Visited: Jan 22, 2018

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by nazydada

Just beautiful, we really enjoyed it all especially the Maori women singing. The coffee on the pier was also fabulous. I recommend catching a ferry to the islands across the Bay

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by SeaNSun628

These are 140 islands and words don't describe how beautiful this area is. The island are easy to move around. I highly recommend to skip the excursions to Russell via Oceania, the ferry is cheaper and very efficient. Also, skip the lunch cruise around the island, it is not worth it, wasted money.

Visited: Nov 19, 2017

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by Poolie

Paihia was lovely (we arrived on a Saturday) , there was an arts and crafts market, and plenty of tours available. There was a small shopping village for the things you may have forgotten. We took the ferry $25NZD return for 2 adults to Russell where we walked along beach front and had a beer (it was St Patrick's day) at the famous Duke of Marlborough hotel. Fantastic place.

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