2 Baffin Street, Opua Marina
Bay of Islands

Cruise Ship Tours

Cruise Ship - Waitangi

Shore Based Tours & Excursions for Cruise Ship Passengers Visiting the Bay of Islands.

All tours depart/finish at Waitangi Wharf.
Our friendly representative will be waiting for you at the end of the jetty where you get off the tender. They will escort you to the correct Minibus, and will be able to answer any questions you may have about your Tour.
Our Tour list is shown below:



Bay of Islands & Kerikeri Tour
Tours to Kerikeri
Approximately 4 hours
Cost $135.00 per person

Kawiti Glowworm Caves is our first stop. Here a member of the local Iwi (Maori Tribe) will act as your guide and will lead you through underground caverns to see the glow worms and tell you how the caves came to be found.

Then, a short drive to Kawakawa, location of the world famous Hundertwasser Toiletsone of the few public toilets seen as an international work of art, designed by the expatriate Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, features the use of recycled materials from the local community.

We move on to the Puketi Forest. This is a 15,000 hectare forest which contains magnificent stands of Kauri and a rich ecological diversity and is how Northland looked 150 years ago.

Our next stop is the Makana Chocolate Factory to sample their hand made chocolates and time to visit the adjacent Kauri Workshop which has crafts and collectibles for sale. Here you will be able to get some lunch in the well-appointed coffee shop adjacent to the factory.

Our tour takes us to the Kerikeri Mission Station which was established in 1819. There are two significant buildings, “The Stone Store” built in 1832, originally used as a Missionary Society warehouse and the adjacent “Kemp House”, New Zealand’s oldest building completed in 1821/22 by missionary carpenters and Maori sawyers.

Departing Kerikeri we take in the splendour of the Haruru Falls, Haruru is Maori for “Big Noise”.
The last stop of the day is the Waitangi look-out Loop. This is a final chance to take the stunning views over Waitangi, Russell and the Bay of Islands, before your transportation back to the Wharf or Paihia.




Historic Hokianga Habour and Wairere Boulders Nature Park TourHoreke Hotel
Approximately 5 hours
Cost $150.00 per person (Lunch and Nature Park entry included)

Our tour takes in a trip to Wairere Boulders Nature Park (classified as an Outstanding Natural Feature worldwide), here you will be taken on a one hour guided tour of the park.Bring your camera! Amazing scenery, well worth the effort. “Put it on your ‘Must Do’ list for the region. Not surprised to hear its won top attraction in Northland.- Mark O’Sullivan”

From the Nature Park our next stop is the Horeke Tavern where we will have lunch, it dates back to 1837 and was the first pub ever built in New Zealand. Our host Peter will give a short but very informative presentation covering off the history and culture of the area.

Last stop is the Māngungu Mission Station which was established in 1828 and was the site of the second signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. The Treaty of Waitangi gave birth to New Zealand as we know it today. While we are at the Mission Station, you will enjoy a short guided tour hosted by a member of the Church Elders.

The Hokianga Harbour is an area of outstanding natural beauty and remains one of New Zealand’s most unspoilt tourist locations. On our tour, there will be ample opportunity to take photographs not only of the sites but of the Harbour and surrounding countryside.

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Glow Worm Caves TourKawiti Caves
Approximately 2 hours
Cost $45 per person (PLUS $30 per adult for Cave Entry. To be paid at the Caves).

Our first destination is the Kawiti Glowworm Caves where a local Maori guide will lead you through underground caverns to see the glow worms and tell you how the caves came to be found.

Your 30 minute guided tour will follow a wooden boardwalk (with handrails) through a 200 metre limestone cave system. Once inside, you will see thousands of glow worms spread across the ceiling surrounded by breath taking stalactites and stalagmites.

As you enjoy the galaxies of glow worms above, your friendly guide will explain the life cycle of the New Zealand Glow worm (Arachnocampa Luminosa) and the intricate webs used to catch their prey. You’ll even get close enough to see the actual body of the glow worm and its stunning blue/green tail light, before you make the return bush walk through a natural corridor of karst rock formations and pristine rainforest.

Then, a short drive to Kawakawa, location of the world famous Hundertwasser Toiletsone of the few public toilets seen as an international work of art, designed by the expatriate Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, features the use of recycled materials from the local community.

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