Day 1: Auckland to Bay of Islands
Steal away from 'the maiden with a thousand lovers' (aka Auckland) and become a tree-hugging hippie as you wrap your arms around NZ's botanical elder, the Kauri tree. James Cook named our next stop the 'Bay of Islands'. Well, you know what to expect. Seeing all 144 islands might take a while, so grab the optional 'Rock the Boat' island tour for 24 solid hours cruising and snorkeling the archipelago. Instagram your first Pacific sunset then get your mind blown by the southern night sky. You could get used to this.
Please note - Due to operational issues, trips travelling through Paihia Bay of Islands may stay at alternate accommodation between October 2017 and March 2018.
**Pre-book your Rock the Boat trip to secure a spot as spaces fill up quickly. All meals, epic company and good times included. Please pack a smaller overnight bag if booking Rock the Boat upgrade.
-Parry Kauri Park
-Rock The Boat trip