Cape Reinga // Bay of Islands // Northland

Bay of Islands

 

What’s included:

Tour video

21+ included destinations

3 nights accommodation (Holiday Parks and Youth Hostels)

6 meals (3 breakfasts and 3 dinners) + treats

Group transport with driver

Energy fueled tour leaders

Special Active group games and activities

The best destinations selected by our experienced team

We include more activities than any other student travel company in New Zealand. Check them out here!

Tour Activities - Bay of Islands

Free activities are included in the tour cost. Priced activities are optional.

Activity Price
Warkworth Village (Photo Stop) Free
Whangarei Township/Marina Free
Whangarei Falls Free
Kawiti Glow Worms $25
Hundertwasser Toilets Free
Ngawha Hot Pools Free
Puketi Forest, Kauri Walk Free
Tokerau Beach Free
Ninety Mile Beach Free
Te Paki Sand Dunes (Sandboarding) Free
Cape Reinga Light House Free
Tapotupotu Beach Free
Rarawa Beach Free
Stone Store Free
Charles Rock Jump Free
Bay of Island Skydive $350
Bay of Island Kayak & Cruise $60
Fullers Dolphin & Hole in Rock Cruise $55
Kayak Bay of Islands $90
Waitangi Treaty Grounds $25
Paihia Dive $250
Flying Kiwi Parasail $115
Action World Paihia $20
O’Neill Surfing Academy $70
Te Ari Point Beach & Rock Jump Free
Goat Island Snorkel Free
Orewa Beach Free
Auckland Viaduct Harbour Free
Skytower Skywalk/Skyjump $115/$175

Tour Itinerary

We can arrange students from out of town staying at the Active Planet Headquarters in Pukekohe the night before and after tour if needed at no extra cost.

We depart Auckland at 9am, from arranged pick up points and make our way North. We have a scenic stop at the Whangarei falls for lunch. After we have finished taking photos from the bottom of the falls we continue our journey. Kawiti Caves gives a cultural insight to the history of the local ‘Iwi’ and a sparking display from the glow worms scattered across the cave ceiling. A bathroom stop in Kawakawa to see the world famous Hundertwasser toilets, designed by the renowned Austrian artist / architect ‘Friedensreich Hundertwasser’.

It’s time to take a leap of faith with Bay of Islands Skydive, the highest jump in New Zealand!!!

That in the landscape as we drive further North to Tokerau Beach, located on the Karikari Peninsula. We arrive to our beach front accommodation on a quiet, endless sandy beach. Some games, fishing, kayaking and a swim to enjoy the beach.

Dinner.

Some night games, stargazing and singing to get to know one another.

Spectacular early morning sunrise at Cape Reinga, the most northern point of New Zealand where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean collide. The lighthouse and the view will take your breath away. This area has a very strong cultural history with the Maori people.

We arrive to the huge Te Paki Mountain Dunes for a picnic breakfast, the day has just begun. These sand dunes are immense and from the top the thought of sliding down one is very intimidating. No time to worry about the size of them and how steep they are, we are here to body board down them at high speed!!!

A stop at Ka Uri Unearthed where you will learn a bit about the Giant Guardians of the forest, the Kauri trees were true behemoths. These ancient trees were excellent for building and milled by the early settler, especially for ship masts. The Kauri gum is also a valuable, sort after item.

We stop at an amazing white beach (Rarawa Beach). The amazing “silicate” or white sandy beach, it is an ideal opportunity to take incredible video and photo footage. Another beach… 90 Mile Beach will be our next stop. The worlds only Highway Beach, under highway and road law. We stop here so you can feel the size of the beach and the power of the Tasman Sea.

If time permits we may have the opportunity to go for a snorkel at Matai Bay, not far from our accommodation.

Dinner.
Night swim beneath the stars.

Spectacular early morning sunrise and Breakfast.

Puketi Kauri forest is our first stop as we head back south to have a look at these majestic trees. Visit Kerikeri to see the Old Stone Store and visit Charlies Rock, a waterfall enjoyed by all the local youths during the summer period. Leap from the rocks next to the waterfall into the cool water.

We arrive in Paihia for lunch and get ready for the optional Fullers “Hole in the Rock” cruise and dolphin swim. Waitangi Treaty House grounds to visit, (The Waitangi Treaty House is a very special New Zealand landmark. This important historical site was used to deliver the colonization agreement between Maori and migrant European settlers).

Drive south toward Whangarei to settle into our accommodation.

Dinner, followed by evening games.

Breakfast.

Head South to Whangarei hunting the waves for surfing on one of the hundreds of beaches in the area. More water / beach activities and sightseeing (dependent on surf location). Enjoy Lunch on the beach.

Before we get back to Auckland we will head to Goat Island Marine Reserve to get up close to masses of colourful fish in crystal clear waters. Goat Island is New Zealand’s first and most accessible marine reserve and an amazing spot for snorkelling and diving.

Arrive back in Auckland around 7:00pm