Bay of Islands
03/14/2020 6:00 PM
03/14/2020 8:00 AM

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Bay of Islands - 5 hrs - Private Guided Hike in the Puketi Forest
Itinerary Overview: 
Enjoy a Privately Guided Hike in the Puketi Forest. Be guided through the tranquil natural beauty of the ancient Puketi Rainforest and walk among the giant Kauri Trees as well as a variety of native flora and fauna. Puketi boasts some of the most spectacular scenery Northland has to offer. The guides will share with you stories, history, culture and a high standard of cultural information to take away. Enjoy this must see, must do experience!

Duration: Approx. 5 Hours

Pick up/Drop off at Port, Return Private Vehicle Transfers from Wharf and Private Puketi Forest Guide
Bay of Islands - 8 hrs - Golf and Spa at Kauri Cliffs
Itinerary Overview:

You will be transferred to Kauri Cliffs from the wharf by private vehicle, a drive of approximately 1 hour. Enjoy a round of Golf at Kauri Cliffs, a magnificent golf course set high on the cliff tops with fifteen holes that view the Pacific Ocean and six of which are played alongside cliffs which plunge to the sea. This par 72 championship golf course has it all: panoramic vistas, length, variety and unique challenges. In addition, you may like to enjoy the Spa at Kauri Cliffs, rejuvenate and revive your body and spirit in a tranquil space where nature prevails. The Spa is nestled at the edge of a Totara forest and overlooks a verdant fern glen and winding stream. Each treatment room is equipped with a shower and changing area, has floor to ceiling views and opens into a private outdoor space where guests can enjoy garden inspired treatments al fresco and fireside. Enjoy a gourmet lunch at the lodge before being transferred back to the ship.
Duration: Approx. 8 hours


Pick up/Drop off at Port, Return Private Vehicle Transfers from Wharf, 18 Holes Green Fees and Golf Cart

Lunch and Spa Treatments
Bay of Islands - 7 hrs - Cape Reinga and Northland Helicopter & Vehicle Tour and Quad Biking at 90 Mile Beach Adventure
Lift off for your Private Helicopter Excursion over Northland and Quad Biking at 90 Mile Beach Adventure. Fly over the east coast from the stunning Bay of Islands passing across Matauri Bay, the Cavalli Islands, Whangaroa Harbour, Doubtless Bay and the Houhora Harbour before taking in spectacular and remote scenery such as the white silica sands of Great Exhibition Bay and Parengarenga Harbour before landing 20km south of the light house in the Cape Reinga area. Once on the ground a vehicle will meet the aircraft to begin your private vehicle tour.  This part of the tour takes approximately 3 hours.  Included stops are the Cape Reinga Lighthouse, Tapotupotu Bay and the Te Paki stream with its giant sand dunes. When the vehicle tour is complete you will arrive back at the airfield for a short flight over remote scenery heading down the west coast of 90 Mile Beach. Following your helicopter flight, your quad biking excursion will begin! Upon arrival you will be briefed by your guide for a quad biking adventure before travelling through Aupouri Forest and its tranquil pine trees on your way to 90 Mile Beach’s famous vast stretch of sand. Journey through the largest exotic pine forest in the Far North to find the wild horses of Aupouri and enjoy the unspoiled scenery surrounding this unique area. Once on the beach enjoy breathtaking panoramic views and ride along the golden white sand. On conclusion of the quad biking you will be transferred back by helicopter.

Duration: Approx. 7 Hours  

Pick up/Drop off at Port, Private Helicopter Tour, Quad Biking Tour and Picnic Lunch

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