TranzAlpine Slip Update - Track is now Open !

We are pleased to advise that remedial work on the Omoto Slip has been completed and the TranzAlpine is now operating to Greymouth & return.

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Auckland to Paihia + Hole in the Rock Cruise AKL-PIH GS8CNW (0730 - 1620)

Starting in Auckland, travel north on one of GreatSights' comfortable and air-conditioned deluxe coaches on this Bay of Islands day tour. Sit back, relax and enjoy the informative commentary as you cross the iconic Harbour Bridge, and soak up New Zealand's spectacular scenery of rural countryside and sub-tropical bush en route to the beautiful Bay of Islands.

After arriving in Paihia, board the Dolphin Seeker, our purpose built catamaran licensed by the Department of Conservation for dolphin and whale viewing. Enjoy the large outdoor viewing decks as we cruise past the islands of the Bay. Keep a look out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life as our experienced local skippers get you up close to the action, and enjoy a tasty picnic lunch during your cruise.

Cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock. Admire the rock walls towering above you as the skipper navigates right through the narrow space (conditions permitting) before heading back into the inner islands of the Bay. The tour concludes in Paihia.

Tour Details

  • Full day tour
  • Operates daily
  • Departs Sky City Coach Terminal, arrives Paihia

Tour Includes

  • One-way coach travel from Auckland to Paihia
  • Bay of Islands dolphin watching cruise
  • Travel to the famous 'Hole in the Rock'

Free WiFi available on board the coach

A picnic lunch is available on this tour (extra cost applies). Lunches must be pre booked by 6pm the day before travel, ask us for details.

Auckland to Paihia + Hole in the Rock Cruise
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