Explore the historic Bay of Islands in a luxury, late model Jeep Wrangler with a maximum of 4 passengers in your group included in the price. On your private 4-hour guided tour you will see historic locations, spectacular waterfalls, panoramic scenery, subtropical rain forests and rural farming areas away from the crowds. You will also be treated to a sumptuous winery lunch at an award winning local vinyard. 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.Description
If you are arriving off a cruise ship at Waitangi or Paihia, you will be picked up from the tender port at a time that suits, with no need to wait for other groups. If you are staying in Paihia you will be picked up from your accommodation at 10am.
Your day begins with a short drive to the seaside port of Opua for an introduction to the history, culture and a spectacular viewpoint. Next travel along the first of your tour’s unsealed roads to reach the Opua Forest, with the Jeep’s off-road capabilities providing a safe and comfortable ride. Here a 20-minute walk along a well formed trail will allow you to get up close and personal with ancient kauri trees.
The next leg of your tour takes you to the quirky town of Kawakawa, famous for its photogenic public toilets designed and built by the Austrian artist Friedrich Hundertwasser. The town also features a historic railway that passes down the centre of the main road. If you are lucky a train may even pass through town and stop traffic.
You will then travel north to arrive at one of Northland's premier vineyards where you will be treated to wine tasting and a sumptuous meal.
You then travel back down the Waitangi Valley to reach the horseshoe-shaped Haruru Falls, before stopping at a viewpoint above Waitangi for a photo opportunity overlooking the cruise ship anchorage in the inner Bay of Islands.
Your personal Jeep tour finishes back where you started, or you can end your tour at the Paihia wharf and explore the seaside town. On cruise ship days there are free shuttle buses to the tender port, making it easy for you to get back to your ship.Highlights
: Bay of Islands, New ZealandDuration
: 4 hours Voucher Redembtion
: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.