New Zealand's Bay of Islands

4 Days | Sunshine, fun times ad deep-rooted history

EUR €400
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From towering kauri trees to sub-tropical islands, this corner of New Zealand’s North Island is like another world. On this 4-day adventure, join a local leader and travel from Auckland into the depths of Northland, known for its dense forests and warm weather. A paradise comprising of 140 islands, the Bay of Islands are a guaranteed good time, whether you’re swimming, sailing, scuba diving or kayaking, while a visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds provides insight into one of the most important moments in New Zealand’s history.

Accommodation on this trip is in mixed-gender multi-share dormitory style hostels with shared facilities. We are aware of a system functionality limitation incorrectly indicating "twin-share" when you manage your booking on our website.

Trip overview

Map of New Zealand's Bay Of Islands including New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand
Physical rating
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Min 18
Group size
Min 6 - Max 16
Trip code
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Explore Northland’s soaring kauri forests – a visit to the lush Waipoua Forest will introduce you to the mighty Tane Mahuta, a kauri tree standing at an impressive 51 metres tall.
  • Spend a day soaking up the sunshine in the Bay of Islands – whether that looks like scuba diving, sailing or swimming is up to you!
  • Find out about the important role the Bay of Islands played in New Zealand’s history with a visit to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the country’s most significant historical site.
  • With a local leader guiding the way, you’ll be privy to little-known locations off the tourist trail, from secluded swim spots to hidden waterfalls.

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.
  • Accommodation on this trip is in mixed-gender multi-share dormitory style hostels with shared facilities. Dorms generally consist of 4-8 beds (private rooms are available on request).


Map of New Zealand's Bay Of Islands including New Zealand



3 breakfasts, 1 dinner


Private Vehicle


Multi-share hostel with shared facilities (3 nights)

  • Bay of Islands - Fish & Chips Dinner
  • Northland - Waipoua Forest & Tane Mahuta
  • Bay of Islands - Sundowner Catamaran Cruise
  • Northland - East Coast Beaches & Coastal Walks
  • Northland - Kawakawa Hundertwasser Toilets
  • Waitangi - Treaty Grounds
Add on activities
  • Bay of Islands - Island Hopper Day Cruise (October to April only) - NZD185
  • Bay of Islands - Skydive - from - NZD329
  • Bay of Islands - Two Reef Scuba Dive - NZD329
  • Bay of Islands - Discover Scuba Diving - NZD349
  • Bay of Islands - Hole in the Rock Cruise (4 hours) - NZD150

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Important notes

Accommodation on this trip is in multi-share hostels. Multishare typically includes 4-8 beds. You may be required to share with group members of a different gender, couples and non-Intrepid travellers outside of your group. People travelling together may occasionally be separated due to rooming configurations.

A supplement for a private room is bookable on this trip, subject to availability at the time of booking. If you are a single traveller this will give you a single room, if you are travelling as a couple a double room will be allocated to you. Please note that due to the small properties we use there is only a limited amount of private room supplements available per trip departure. If you would like to book this service or enquire about availability please speak to your booking agent.

This trip start with an early morning meeting over breakfast on day 1 and ends after breakfast on the last day.

Please note 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 of monies paid.

New Zealand is the adventure capital of the world, and there are plenty of opportunities for you to customise your itinerary with as much adrenaline as you like. However please note that a lot of activities you may be interested in can sell out well in advance of your arrival. To ensure you have the opportunity to participate in your chosen activities and don’t miss out due to unavailability, we have made a selection of those activities available to be pre-booked via your booking agent. Please see the daily itinerary and the 'optional activities' section in your trip notes for a list of activities you can pre-book. Not all activities may be available on your particular departure, and the list of activities is not exhaustive, as there are other optional activities that can be booked either via your leader or the relevant supplier on the ground. Please consult with your booking agent should you have any questions or require any further information on any of these activities.

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New Zealand's Bay of Islands
EUR €400