I Love Adventures - New Zealand—The Bay of Islands

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New Zealand—The Bay of Islands

Nature lovers who leave the North Island without stopping off at the Bay of Islands will kick themselves all the way back home (and that’s a looong flight). This four-day trip to this outdoorsman’s paradise features ample time hiking the nature trails and makes the most of all that water with plenty of opportunities for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking, and sailing. Not enough? A night aboard a houseboat should do the trick. We take care of all the fuss. All you have to do is have the time of your life.


Whats Included

  • Snorkelling in Goat Island Marine Reserve (seasonal). Overnight boat excursion with included activities onboard like snorkelling, fishing, and kayaking. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Hostels (2 nts), houseboat (1 nt). All nights multi-share.
  • Private vehicle
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • 20

Countries Visited

  • New Zealand

Walk amongst giant kauri trees, spend the night anchored in a secluded bay, savour a traditional Kiwi barbecue in Paihia

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Days : 4

Price : From AED 1,957*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Basic

Trip Type : Individuals

Physical Grading : 3 - Average

Trip Map

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Auckland
Day 2 Auckland/Bay of Islands (1B, 1D)
Day 3 Bay of Islands/Paihia (1B, 1L, 1D)
Day 4 Paihia/Auckland (1B)

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle.

About Accommodation

Multi-share accommodation, on a single-sex basis (typically 4-6 people per room), is very common in New Zealand and is the way you will be spending most of your nights. We have specifically chosen unique accommodations to give local flavour to your trip. Couples: Please note that due to the types of accommodation used in New Zealand, couples will likely be split into separate rooms where we use multi-share hostels. Pending availability, couples may be able to pay extra while on tour to have their own room in some destinations. Accommodation will be varied throughout your adventure. Towels and soap are not always provided at overnight stops, so it's best to bring your own for bathing. Bathroom and showering facilities are shared and are very rarely en-suite. PRE/POST ACCOMMODATION: If booking additional nights before or after your tour, accommodation will be multi-share on a mixed gender basis.

Local Dress


Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. The above information applies to G Adventures group trips. For Independent trips please check the itinerary for details of meals included. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets. Please note that most included breakfasts will consist of cereal, milk, bread and spreads, juice, tea and instant coffee. Having a simple breakfast together most days allows us the flexibility to get on the road early and get from point A to B all that much faster.

About our Transportation

Our vans are mini-coaches. Occasionally with smaller group sizes we will use smaller, equally comfortable 13-seater vehicles. All mini-coaches tow a trailer for luggage and camping equipment (when needed). All groups have one CEO/Driver. The vehicles are factory built with comfortable seats and air-conditioning. It is mandatory to wear a seatbelt while riding in our vehicles.

Group Leader Description

This G Adventures group trip is accompanied by one of our group leaders, otherwise known as a Chief Experience Officer (CEO). The CEO will be the group manager, leader and driver - this person is experienced in the routes travelled and will organize and lead the meal preparations and has experience in cooking a variety of local and international dishes for large groups. As the group coordinator and manager, the aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. They will also offer suggestions for things to do and to see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting - we think it's the best of both worlds.

Start Date - End DateAvailabilityPrice
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
2019-05-22 - 2019-05-25the tour is only available on a request-basis AED 1370
2019-06-05 - 2019-06-08Available AED 1370
2019-06-19 - 2019-06-22Available AED 1370
2019-07-03 - 2019-07-06Available AED 1566
2019-07-17 - 2019-07-20Available AED 1468
2019-07-31 - 2019-08-03Available AED 1566
2019-08-14 - 2019-08-17Available AED 1566
2019-08-28 - 2019-08-31Available AED 1566
2019-09-11 - 2019-09-14Available AED 1664
2019-09-25 - 2019-09-28Available AED 1664
2019-10-09 - 2019-10-12Available AED 2031
2019-10-23 - 2019-10-26Available AED 2031
2019-10-30 - 2019-11-02Available AED 2031
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2019-11-20 - 2019-11-23Available AED 2031
2019-11-27 - 2019-11-30Available AED 2031
2019-12-04 - 2019-12-07Available AED 2105
2019-12-11 - 2019-12-14Available AED 2105
2019-12-18 - 2019-12-21Available AED 2105
2019-12-25 - 2019-12-28Available AED 2105
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2020-12-16 - 2020-12-19Available AED 2105
2020-12-20 - 2020-12-23Available AED 2105
2020-12-23 - 2020-12-26Available AED 2105
2020-12-30 - 2021-01-02Available AED 2105