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Bay of Islands Cape Brett 'Hole in the Rock' Cruise
"You will then pass through the famous Cape Brett ""Hole in the Rock"" at Motukokako Island and on to view the majestic Grand Cathedral Cave.The crew share with you local history and ecology and you will often see a variety of marine wildlife in Seals Dolphins Penguins and other sea and bird life.You'll visit one of the bay's most beautiful islands where you can swim and snorkel or relax on the beach and take in the magic of the island.Please note during the winter months (May to October 19) the afternoon departure is approximately 3 hours in duration
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Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach Tour from Bay of Islands
"Explore one of the most amazing stretches of coastline in Oceania on a custom-built Waverider coach that keeps you comfortable as it moves effortlessly over sandy beaches rugged roads and quicksand streams. Start your New Zealand North Island adventure day trip with a stop at the Puketi Forest home to 1000-year-old kauri trees some of the most ancient trees in the world. Walk along a ground-level boardwalk that meanders around the trunks of the trees and learn more about the area from the information panels located throughout the walk.After you leave the Puketi Forest you’ll head to Houhora Harbour lunch at Wagner’s Holiday Park. Later you will go to Cape Reinga
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Best of the Bay Supercruise: Original Cream Trip
"Your one-of-a-kind Bay of Islands cruise departs from the Paihia Wharf and then picks up more passengers about 10 minutes later in Russell — you may hop aboard at either of these locations. On board your jet-powered multi-level catamaran with an underwater camera and both indoor and outdoor seating cruise through the Bay of Islands — named for its nearly 150 islands — heading toward Cape Brett the far eastern tip in the bay. Admire great views from the boat's spacious decks while you listen to the crew share information about the region’s history and ecology. Keep your eyes open for marine life like seals dolphins whales penguins and sea birds. Your cruise isn’t just for sightseeing
From NZD127.00

The Cream Trip Tips (2)

Definitely Take a Cruise

Take a cruise on the famous `cream trip` around some of the 144 islands and bays and through the well known `hole in the rock`.

I finally did this on my last trip home and it was great. The weather was fabulous and it was just an idyllic afternoon.

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keeweechic
Apr 04, 2011

Cream Trip

There are various cruises you can do - the Cream trip has all the highlights of the wonderful Bay of Islands in one day.

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Sep 02, 2002
 
 
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