Unique colors and wild nature: this is Bay of Islands! Set off on a 4-day tent tour in New Zealand and explore the Bay of Islands nature park. With over 140 islands and a myriad of pristine beaches, activities and events, Bay of Islands is one of the destinations of the year.
Here is one of New Zealand major marine parks, with bays and inlets, from which many marine species can be spotted, including dolphins, penguins, and whales. The marine beauty is added to the terrestrial flora and fauna, with magnificent views and powerful colors. Unique excursions await you!
We leave the City of Sails (Auckland) at 10am heading north to the golden beaches and warm waters of the Bay of Islands. On route we take time for a break, and a quick swim for those that are keen, at beautiful Uretiti beach. It’s a great place to relax and make use of the Frisbee, football and rugby ball on board. We then head to the historically significant town of Paihia, the main gateway
for the Bay of Islands before doing a highly recommend mangrove walk to the thundering Haruru waterfalls. Our campsite is nestled next to the river and we will be spending 2 nights here giving
you time to explore the best of the Bay.
Today we cross the top of the north to the giant sand dunes of Opononi for beach fun and optional sand boarding. After time on the dunes we head to Waipoua Forest, home to the giant Kauri trees and a variety of scenic short walks and bike rides. We end the day heading down the Hibiscus Coast to our beachside camp at Orewa. Enjoy a tasty evening meal with a sea view before a spot of star gazing in the crystal-clear skies.
The roads around this region pass through forest dominated by huge kauri trees. Beautiful Opononi is an excellent stop with its endless dunes lined by beautiful pohutakawa trees.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Orewa is often blessed with a beautiful sunrise over the sea which is well worth an early start before we travel the short distance to Auckland arriving by 9:30am where we say our final farewells.
*The itinerary could suffer some small changes. The organizers reserve the unquestionable right to modify the tour, according to weather conditions or for reasons of force majeure, in order to ensure the safety of the participants and the positive outcome of the holiday.
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