Dolphin Cruise to Hole in the Rock
Board your Fullers Great Sights vessel Dolphin Seeker at Paihia Wharf, next to the Maritime Building on the waterfront OR at Russell Wharf on the waterfront to commence a half day 'Hole in the Rock' Dolphin Cruise. Dolphin Seeker is a catamaran with large outdoor viewing and seating decks. Cruise past some of the 144 islands that make up the Bay and keep a look out for dolphins, whales and other marine life. Pass the Cape Brett Lighthouse before arriving at the Hole in the Rock hold your breath as the skipper navigates through the narrow space and admire the rock walls soaring high above.
Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach
Join your luxury coach to commence a full day tour enjoying the natural wonders of the North and uncovering the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region that is rich in Maori culture and tradition. Highlights include an easy boardwalk through ancient Puketi Kauri Forest past 1,000 year old Kauri trees and sand-boarding down the massive sand dunes on boogie boards at Te Paki Stream. Lunch is fish and chips at Houhora Game Fishing Club. The coach then thunders along the vast and empty Ninety Mile Beach. Upon arrival at Cape Reinga, you can wander out to the lighthouse and stand on the northern most tip of New Zealand to watch the Pacific Ocean collide with the Tasman Sea. You will also see where, according to Maori legend, spirits depart on their journey to the homeland of Hawaiki.
Island Adventurer Heritage Cruise
During your day you will stop at two of the islands in the bay, first for a short visit to either Roberton or Moturua Island, both of which offer stunning views of the Bay and beyond. Island Adventurer is purpose-built to land passengers directly onto the beach. Next, stop off at the northern end of stunning Urupukapuka Island with its white sandy beaches and rolling hills. Thanks to the Department of Conservation and Project Island Song, the island is now pest free, making it a sanctuary for native birdlife of all kinds. New walking tracks have made the island accessible to hikers of all abilities. Enjoy a six-kilometre walk through amazing coastal scenery and remote beaches towards Otehei Bay. You will have plenty of time to soak up the views and swim in New Zealand's warmest water.