Bay of Islands Tours are based in Paihia, Bay of Islands and provide professional guided sightseeing tours within the Bay of Islands and throughout Northland. Our guides have extensive local knowledge and offer a variety of different tour options visiting local attractions to suit all ages and interests.
Join our Bay of Islands guided tours specialising to catering to small parties, so that you can enjoy a relaxed and the flexibility personalised service of our tours. On a small group tour with your own family or friends, you may have the flexibility to move on when you are ready, or to stop to take photos when you wish to, or stop to take a closer look at something that really interests you.
Enjoy a guided tour of Kerikeri a place of rich history complimented by lots of charm and historical character, renowned as a region of Fresh local produce of both fruit and vegetables, This tour takes in The Kerikeri Mission Station, the site of two of the country’s oldest surviving buildings. The famous Stone Store followed by a guided tour through Kemp House a substantial European home as you step back through time and relive days gone by.
satisfy you sweet tooth at the boutique Makana chocolate factory for tasting & purchases, we Top off the tour with a relaxing experience tasting wines at a beautiful winery.
This one-hour tour lets you explore the stunning nature that surrounds Paihia, this tour takes in a short walk of a nearby Kauri forest, the horseshoe waterfall of Haruru Falls and experience the stunning views over the bay from the top of Waitangi Golf Course. A perfect way to see the highlights of Paihia.
This tour takes you on the Manginagina walkway an easy walk on a elevated wooden walkway which protects the kauri’s sensitive feeding roots, yet allows visitors to get ‘up close’ to the ancient trees of the Puketi Forest.
A visit to Manginangina is an ideal excursion, for the nature lover or as an introduction to the grandeur of a Northland forest with its sense of isolation and primitive wilderness.
Tour departs Paihia with a short drive into the heart of the Waiomio Valley to discover the lights of the amazing Kawiti Glow Worm Caves home to thousands of luminous glow worms. and stunning rock formations
Enjoy a guided tour of the caves with a personal touch as the guides share one of New Zealand’s natural wonders with you. The tour will follow a wooden boardwalk through a 200 metre limestone cave system as you journey underground through a network of stalactites and stalagmites and caverns filled with glow worms some so close you can almost touch them.
(Note :$20 entry fee is an additional cost payable at the caves reception on arrival)
Our tour of the Kerikeri boutique vineyards showcases the best of Northland wineries sampling and tasting international acclaimed wines such as Chardonay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
This tour is a relaxing wine tour through Kerikeri and includes complimentary wine tastings at three of Northlands award winning wineries. Being only a short distance between wineries gives you more time to enjoy your wine.
Book one of our comfortable 4 to 5 seat luxury minivans driven by our experienced guides. They will discuss the options with you on the day and make sure you see and do what you want, getting you back to Paihia or cruise ship in good time.
The itinerary is down to you – decide what you want to do on the day or let us create a full itinerary including the destination and activities.
Your driver/guide knows all the best places to visit, and can take you to places the larger cruise ship tours coaches don’t go.
You could combine a visit to the historic buildings in Kerikeri with a drive through to the west coast to see the Kauri forests or the glowworm caves just a short drive south of Paihia.
Bay of Islands Tours also offer a private hire service, perfect for that special occasion, from weddings to hens nights, to birthdays or just a private transfer with full confidentiality and comfort.
We operate 7 days a week with flexible hours dependant on specific needs & bookings.