Scenic Escape with Glow Worm Caves

Explore the historic Bay of Islands in a luxury, late model Toyota 4x4 SUV with a maximum of 4 passengers in your group. On your private 5.5-hour guided tour you will see historic locations, spectacular waterfalls, panoramic scenery, subtropical rain forests, tiny glow worms in their natural habitat and rural farming areas away from the crowds. Your tour is adaptable with no fixed schedule, allowing you to stop for photos, ask questions, take your time or relax and talk with your local driver.

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5 hours 30 minutes


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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private Tour in 4x4 (If there are 4 in your group, 3 will be friendly across the back seat)
    • WiFi on board
    • Entry/Admission - Kawiti Caves
    What's excluded :
    • This is a typical itinerary for this product

      Stop At: Waitangi, Waitangi, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North Island

      Pass by the location of the cradle of the nation, the location of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi and learn about the founding document of New Zealand. Stop at the idyllic Waitangi Golf course for views to the Bay of Islands and the cruise ship anchorage.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: 80 Haruru Falls Road, Haruru 0204 New Zealand

      Stop and view the horseshoe shaped waterfalls falls (and the chickens) one of the most photographed locations in the inland Bay of Islands.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station, 246 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri 0230 New Zealand

      Photo stop at one of the earliest Anglican missionary posts in New Zealand and earn about the early contact between Maori and the European settlers. The heritage area has both the oldest surviving stone and timber buildings in the country and is situated on the banks of the Kerikeri River.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Rainbow Falls Road, Kerikeri New Zealand

      Visit one of the tallest and prettiest waterfalls in the Bay of Islands.

      Duration: 20 minutes

      Stop At: Manginangina Kauri Walk, Waipapa, Kerikeri 0295 New Zealand

      Walk among the ancient kauri trees along an elevated timber walkway. An easy walk that is also stroller and wheelchair friendly.

      Duration: 30 minutes

      Stop At: Kawakawa Public Toilets by Hundertwasser, 60 Gillies St, Kawakawa 0210 New Zealand

      A compulsory toilet stop, even if you don't need to use the facilities. See the famous public toilets by the Austrian artist Hundertwasser, his only southern hemisphere building and the last that he personally supervised. Experience the quirky community where Hundertwasser made his home and if you are lucky the train may pass down the centre of the main street.

      Duration: 15 minutes

      Stop At: Kawiti Caves, 49 Waiomio Road, Kawakawa 0210 New Zealand

      Included in your tour is a guided walk through the family owned glow worm caves. See these tiny glowing creatures overhead in near darkness while hearing the stories of their lifecycle and the history of the are from the caves guide.

      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Opua, Opua, Bay of Islands, Northland Region, North Island

      Visit the port of Opua, the Bay of Islands deep water commercial and marine center. A historic coal mining loading point that has endured to this day and is now the largest recreational yacht customs port of the country.

      Duration: 15 minutes

    • Departure Point :
      1: InterCity Paihia Bus Stop, Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
      2: Russell Wharf, Russell, Bay of Islands, 27 The Strand, Russell 0202, New Zealand
      Traveler pickup is offered
      If you are arriving off a cruise ship in the Bay of Islands, you will be picked up from the tender jetty. Please ignore the start time and get the earliest tender you can to give you the most flexibility to your day. Your guide will be holding a sign with your name and a red, black and white zebra head logo and will be located on land before the buildings ashore.Ports
      • Bay of Islands
      Departure Time :
      10:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      Returns to original departure point
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
      • Near public transportation
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Vehicles can transport a collapsible wheelchair, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking
      • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
      • A moderate amount of walking is involved to reach all attractions
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • NZ COVID Level 1 Stay home if you are feeling unwell with full refund NZ COVID Level 2 Mask use while in our vehicles Contact tracing details required for all guests Stay home if you are feeling unwell, full refund if you need to cancel NZ COVID Levels 3 & 4 Not operating with full refund
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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    Organised by Rogue Pony Private Tours

    Activity ID: V-62607P18

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