A seven week self-drive tour throughout New Zealand. services are personally met at the airport by our friendly professional representative.
Be sure to let me know your preferred activity level, so that I can adjust the itinerary accordingly. You will receive at the airport a comprehensive Deluxe Travel Pack.
Leave your large luggage pieces locked out of sight in the boot of the car.
Check-in by 12.30pm at the Fullers office in the Maritime Building on Paihia Wharf and then park your car – ask directions from the check-in staff and for the free shuttle to pick you up from the Free Carpark which is about 3 kilometres north, or there is a Long Term Car-park up by the Police Station – prepay for a 24 hour ticket with cash only.
Please note that there is no food available for purchase on the island, so you must bring your own supplies.
The Bay of Islands is made of 144 islands in total and the bay is home to several pods of dolphins and the waters beyond are famous for the big game fishing of marlin, tuna and swordfish.
The ship will weave in and around the islands, stopping to view the dolphins and/or orcas en route.
You can extend the walk by continuing along the coast past Church Bay, but the views and path and not as good.
Depart early so you have time for a couple of stops en route and to arrive at your ease….depart by 8.15am at the latest. Take the Silverdale exit and follow the Free Route (and not the Toll Road) via pretty Orewa Beach and Waiwera on the tranquil east coast. 172kms – A nice place for a break and a walk is just through Whangarei – stay on SH1, drive through 2 sets of lights and a bushy area where you can go 70kmph.