Enchanting Northland

5 Days | Sail, snorkel and sightsee your way through the Bay of Islands

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Explore sub-tropical islands and world-famous coastlines on this five-day journey into Northland. Calling all nature lovers, this corner of New Zealand’s North Island is like another world. Northland is known for its dense forests and warm weather, creating a paradise made up of 144 islands – the Bay of Islands. With a small group, you’ll go swimming in the warm seas, take a full-day cruise through the scenic Poor Knights Islands, go scuba diving, snorkelling and kayaking and pay a visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Gain insight into one of the most important moments in New Zealand’s history and learn about Māori culture. With free time for an adrenaline-filled adventure in Paihia (or some downtime kicking back on one of the gorgeous beaches), this journey will be nothing short of enchanting.

Trip overview

Map of Enchanting Northland including New Zealand
Start
Auckland, New Zealand
Finish
Auckland, New Zealand
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
New Zealand
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 6 - Max 16
Trip code
PHKR
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Cruise through the scenic Poor Knights Islands on a full-day adventure on the water to see some of the north island’s natural beauty. This area is also a Marine Reserve and has volcanic origins over 11 million years old, creating some pretty epic biodiversity.
  • Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds to learn about an important piece of New Zealand’s fascinating history, then see the world’s biggest carved waka (ceremonial war canoe)!
  • Soak in the coastal beauty of Tutukaka – home to one of the world’s most gorgeous coastlines (as voted by National Geographic Traveller).
  • Explore Paihia at your own pace with a full free day to scuba dive, sail, swim or relax on one of the many coastal beaches within the Bay of Islands. With a handy local leader by your side, you won’t miss any opportunity!
  • Start and end your trip in modern Auckland – New Zealand's largest city. A big mix of cultures here has resulted in some pretty excellent cuisine, so why not hit up a few of the famous restaurants in your downtime?

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip is operated and run by Haka Tours, an Intrepid Company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Haka customers and Intrepid customers. Intrepid works closely with Haka Tours to ensure that all of our customers enjoy their time in New Zealand.

Itinerary

Map of Enchanting Northland including New Zealand

Inclusions

Meals

4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Transport

Private Vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights)

Activities
  • Matapouri Beach - Visit
  • Whangarei Falls - Visit
  • Tutukaka - Poor Knights Islands Day Cruise
  • Waitangi - Treaty Grounds
Add on activities
  • Bay of Islands - Skydive - from - NZD329
  • Bay of Islands - Island Hopper Day Cruise (October to April only) - NZD185
  • Bay of Islands - Hole in the Rock Cruise (4 hours) - NZD150
  • Bay of Islands - Discover Scuba Diving - NZD349
  • Russell - Ferry - NZD20

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. This trip requires a minimum number of booked customers to guarantee the departure. Your Booking Agent will advise at time of booking if the departure has met minimum numbers. If minimum numbers are not met, you will be advised no later than 56 days out from departure (prior to full payment due). We recommend arranging flights and related travel services once your departure is guaranteed. In the event that your departure is cancelled due to minimum numbers not being met, a full refund will be provided.
3. This trip is operated and run by Haka Tours, an Intrepid Company. You will be travelling with a mixture of both Haka customers and Intrepid customers. Intrepid works closely with Haka Tours to ensure that all of our customers enjoy their time in New Zealand.
4. We recommend booking optional activities in advance. Please contact your booking agent if there are any you would like to add to your trip.

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Enchanting Northland
From
CAD $1,765