Bay of Islands Winterless North Tour From Auckland - 3 Days

Explore the stunning Bay of Islands, from Hokianga to Paihia and visit Cape Reinga and Kawakawa along the way!

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3 Days, 2 Nights
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Start (Day 1) 8.00 am. End (Day 3) 6.00 pm.
Max Group Size
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Minimum Age
Minimum Age
18 years
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What's Included

  • Passionate Kiwi guides
  • 2 nights in high-end hostel accommodation (dorm share, upgrades available)
  • Small groups, maximum 16
  • Orientation tour of every location
  • Comfortable bus transport
  • Continental breakfast every day
  • Fish and chip dinner 



  • Hokianga Harbour
  • Paihia
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Hundertwasser Toilets
  • Kawakawa

What's excluded

  • Optional activities (add-ons) and upgrades. 

Why do we love this

We love that this tour shows you some of New Zealand's quirky features like the Hundertwasser Toilets and awesome Hokianga Harbour!


Experience all the Northland region has to offer and soak up the sunshine... after all - this is the warmest part of New Zealand! A three-day trip around the beautiful Bay of Islands, this adventure will leave you wanting more. With plenty of stops along the way and a huge range of activities to choose from, this is a trip you'll never forget. 

Transport and accommodation are included, and there are a few free activities thrown in to make it extra special. Extras like skydiving and swimming with dolphins can be added for an extra cost.  



Day 1: Auckland to Paihia

Kia ora! Welcome to New Zealand! 

You'll start with an 8.00 am welcome breakfast today, before your adventure kicks off! Start with a scenic drive to the subtropical “Winterless North”. This is the name given to the Northland region of New Zealand, as it's one of the sunniest in the country.

The area is home to some seriously ancient and impressive kauri forests. Stop at the largest, the Waipoua Forest, to meet Tane Mahuta, the biggest the trees! At over 1,250 years old and over 51 metres tall, he’s looking pretty good for his age.

You’ll also visit Hokianga Harbour, known for i150-metre high sand dunes. If the weather's good and the tides are on your side, you've got the option of sandboarding down into the beautiful water.

Later, it's back on the road and onto the town of Paihia, the jewel of the Bay of Islands. You'll arrive in the early evening and as the sun sets, you’ll treat you all to a fish and chips feast overlooking the water. It doesn’t get more Kiwi than that!

Day 2: Paihia
With more than 140 sub-tropical islands dotted around the coastline, there's plenty to fill your day with.

Hitting the water is the best way to enjoy the coves and beaches here, and the options are endless. Cruise through a natural rock archway, explore the ocean floor on a scuba mission, sail in search of the local dolphins (or even swim with them!), or snorkel your way around beautiful islands.

For an epic day of exploration, take a road trip to Cape Reinga - the northernmost tip of New Zealand - to see where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean collide. It’s an unforgettable sight.

For the thrill-seekers, there's the chance to fly high above the ocean on a parasailing adventure. Or, you can hire a kayak, sailboat or stand-up paddleboard and check out the Bay of Islands from sea level.

Whatever you choose, you can be sure you'll have an incredible day in this watery paradise.

Day 3: Paihia to Auckland
Just like that, it's time to wave goodbye to the spectacular Bay of Islands. But there are a few activities left in store before you do!

Discover the Bay of Islands’ important role in New Zealand’s history with a trip to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. With a great museum and lots to see, this spot a truly unforgettable insight into Maori culture. The 35-metre carved waka (ceremonial war canoe) is the world’s biggest and is a must-see.

Then, after lunch, it's back in the bus and back on the road. There's time for a very special rest stop in Kawakawa, where you'll get a glimpse into the quirky side of New Zealand. Check out the grass-roofed, mosaic-covered and cobblestoned Hundertwasser Toilets! There’s even a living tree in there - a bit different to your normal loos!

There are also some beautiful waterfalls around the area, which your guides know how to find. Stop off at one for a little break.

Later, you'll head back to Auckland via Northland’s east coast, which boasts stunning beaches and coastal walks. Be sure to have your swimwear handy, if there's time, you'll get to squeeze in a swim at your guides favourite spots!

After an epic day, you'll reach the bright lights of Auckland at approximately 6.00 pm. 

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We start at 8.00 am with a welcome breakfast at our Auckland accommodation. Most customers opt to stay here the night before the tour starts, which means a super relaxed start to the tour.

We end in Auckland around early evening, but you can choose to carry on with one of our adventure tours that will be heading to the Coromandel and then through the rest of NZ.

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Yes! Around 70% of our guests are solo so you can absolutely join this, or any other of our tours.

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All transport, accommodation and breakfasts are included! There are also some free activities like the Waitangi Treaty Grounds thrown in. 

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Terms & Conditions:

  • To travel with us we require that you are at the minimum age limit of 18 years at time of travel. Anyone over the age of 50 years is more than welcome on our tours but please be aware that a moderate level of fitness is required whilst on tour. 
  • All Optional Activities are an additional cost to the tour price.
  • Within New Zealand travel, each passenger is entitled to take one case, the sum of its length, width and depth not to exceed 160 cm (63 inches), weight limit 20 kilos along with a small daypack.
  • Whilst HAKA TOURS will take all reasonable steps to provide an enjoyable tour, it accepts no liability for any loss of enjoyment experienced by passengers due to circumstances beyond its control. On tours including activities such as trekking, swimming and snorkelling, passengers accept that degrees of risk are involved.

Cancellation Policy:

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  • Outside 30 days Loss of tour deposit
  • Within 30 days 50% of tour cost
  • Within 7 days 100% of tours cost

No refund will be made if you voluntarily leave a trip for any reason. This includes a refund of accommodation, transport, sightseeing, activities, meals or services not utilised.

There will be no charge to request a change of tour departure after the original booking has been confirmed, as long as it is done more than two months prior to the original tour departure date.

Any further changes or amendments within two months of the tour departure will incur a $100 NZD amendment fee (except when change is due to HAKA TOURS cancelling a tour departure). 

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