UPDATE: New days of operation for Tranz Alpine and Coastal Pacific to 17 October 2021

The Tranz Alpine, Coastal Pacific and Northern Explorer schedules are released for travel to 17 October 2021. The Northern Explorer is operating on its normal service, The Coastal Pacific is operating on Saturday and Sunday and the Tranz Alpine on Thursday and Friday.

Face masks are now mandatory on all journeys, except when consuming food or drink.

Cook Strait ferry bookings and some daytours and bus routes are also open for sale. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries on 0800 143 669 or info@newzealandtravelteam.com

 We understand that Covid-19 continues to add uncertainty in planning. Should there be cancellation of services due to Covid 19 restrictions, we will offer affected customers a transfer to an alternative date, a credit for 12 months, or a refund, regardless of the fare purchased less a $30 processing fee for the entire reservation.

 

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Bay of Islands Day Tour: Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise + Waitangi AKL-AKL GS9N (0730 - 2010)

Starting in Auckland, travel north on one of GreatSights' comfortable and air-conditioned deluxe coaches on this Bay of Islands day tour. Sit back, relax and enjoy the informative commentary as you cross the iconic Harbour Bridge, and soak up New Zealand's spectacular scenery of rural countryside and sub-tropical bush en route to the beautiful Bay of Islands.

After arriving in Paihia, visit Waitangi for a guided tour of the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds where in 1840, the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between Maori and the British Crown. Explore the original Treaty House, one of New Zealand's oldest and most visited historic homes and the Te Whare Runanga, a fully carved Maori meeting house, which is representative of all iwi (regional tribes) in New Zealand. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds offer a truly unique insight into New Zealand's early history.

Back in Paihia, you'll board the Dolphin Seeker, our purpose built catamaran licensed by the Department of Conservation for dolphin and whale viewing. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks as we cruise past the islands of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as our experienced local skippers get you up close to the action.

Cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock. Admire the rock walls towering above you as the skipper navigates right through the narrow space (conditions permitting) before heading back into the inner islands of the Bay.

Tour Details
    Full day tour
    Operates daily
    Departs and returns: Sky City Coach Terminal

Tour Includes
    Return coach travel from Auckland
    Guided tour of Waitangi Treaty Grounds
    Bay of Islands dolphin watching cruise
    Travel to the famous 'Hole in the Rock'

Free WiFi available on board the coach

Please note: this tour operates on Christmas Day (25th Dec) and Waitangi Day (6th Feb) but does not include the visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds on those days.

Bay of Islands Day Tour: Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise + Waitangi  - Auckland Return
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