A 7 day tour of Far North New Zealand includes magical Mangawhai, the stunningly picturesque Bay of Islands, with Waitangi, Paihia and Russell, and then on to the spectacular Carrington Golf Resort, returning to Auckland via the magnificent Waipoua Kauri forest.
Sample Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival Auckland
Your tour starts when you touch down at Auckland International Airport. You will be met at the airport and have a free day in Auckland . Accomodation will be at a top-qualty inner-city hotel to ensure you are fresh for the first day. For those arriving early we offer a city tour, harbour cruise or visit to local attractions
Day 2: Mangawhai
A short distance north of Auckland lies the beachside town of Mangawhai, a popular destination for those wanting to escape the city. We begin with the “unbeatable” Mangawhai golf course, rated in the top 20 courses in New Zealand, and meet the very friendly locals.
Day 3: Paihia Day 1
Paihia is a town on New Zealand’s North Island. It’s known as a gateway to the dive sites and sandy beaches of the Bay of Islands. At the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, a carved meeting house, a museum and a giant Maori canoe mark the site of the founding of modern New Zealand. A trail leads to the horseshoe-shaped Haruru Falls. Southwest of town, there are panoramic views from the Opua Forest Paihia Lookout Track.
Day 4: Paihia Day 2
Golf at the very scenic Waitangi Golf course followed by a cruise over to historic Russell, first European settlement and original capital of the fledgling colony. Savour lunch at the Duke Of Marlborough hotel
Day 5: Far North
Day 6: Kerikeri
Rich in history and culture, Kerikeri offers us golf at club or nearby resort courses, or some leisurely sightseeing cruises
Day 7: Kerikeri to Auckland
We travel back to Auckland via the Kauri Coast, visiting the Hokianga harbour and the magnificent Waipoua forest giants