Enjoy a guided Bay Of Islands private tour.

The  Bay of Islands is a popular tourist destination in New Zealand. With an abundance of breathtaking, picturesque views, there are plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. Create lasting memories with a Bay Of Islands private tour.

The area is often referred to as “the birthplace of New Zealand”, due to the past events that took place there. These historical events led to the shaping of our nation.

The tour will include a Bakery/Café stop, for you to grab a coffee or something to eat “On the go” during this tour. Your Bay Of Islands private tour guide Matthew, will instruct you where to catch the shuttle buses back to the tenders should you wish to stay in town longer.

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DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive in time for a prompt departure at 9.30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 3:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable clothing  and footwear, don’t forget a sun hat and sunscreen!
Professional Tour Guide
Commentary (where applicable) Transportation in mini-coach
Meals or Refreshments



9.30 AM: Pick Up Waitangi Wharf

Depart Waitangi Wharf at 9.30 am. Our tour destinations include:

  • Kauri Forest Walk.
  • Glow Worm Caves.
  • Kawakawa.
  • Kauri Workshop.
  • Makana Chocolate Factory.
  • Haruru Falls.
  • Waitangi look out loop.


10.00 AM: Kauri Tree Walk

Kauri Tree Walk (20min return – Medium Grade *optional).

11.20 AM: Glow Worm Caves

Arrive at the caves for a magical glow worm experience.

12.20 PM: Kawakawa

Depart for Kawakawa a small town also known as “Train Town”, visit Hunderwasster Toilets

12.45 PM: Lunch Stop

We will stop at a Bakery/Café for you to grab a coffee or something to eat “On the go” style during this tour.

1.30 PM:Makana Chocolate Factory/Kauri Workshop

Our next stop is the Makana Chocolate Factory, a boutique chocolate factory where you can watch the making of chocolates, taste a few samples and, of course, shop for some delicious treats. 

2.30 PM: Arrive Haruru Falls

We visit the famous horse shoe waterfalls Haruru Falls, that are located in a hidden valley on the beautiful and peaceful Waitangi River.

3.00 PM: Waitangi Look Out Loop

A final chance to take in the stunning views over Waitangi and the Bay of Islands, before transportation back to Paihia by 3.30 PM.

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