Optional Activities - Bay of Islands

Last Updated: 24th Feb 2014

<p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/new_zealand/user_photos/jimbo_bay_of_islands_001.jpg" class="rightwise" title="bay of islands optional activity" alt="bay of islands optional activity" /></p> <h2>Here&#8217;s a taste of what&#8217;s available</h2> <p>People who travel with Contiki often receive discounts on the standard price offered by our suppliers &#8211; Check individual tour itineraries for Contiki&#8217;s prices for <a href="/contikipedia/articles/optional-excursions-new-zealand">optional activities</a> in New Zealand.</p> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/optional-excursions">What are Optional Activities</a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="/contikipedia/articles/how-to-pay-for-optional-excursions-new-zealand">How to pay</a></li> </ul> <h3>Bay of Islands</h3> <p><a href="http://www.awesomenz.com"><strong>Awesome Adventures</strong></a> <br /> A full day tour from Pahia in the Bay of Islands to Cape Reinga (NZ&#8217;s northern most point) via &#8216;Ninety Mile Beach&#8217;. Offroading, sand dune &#8216;surfing&#8217;, great scenery, fish&#8217;n&#8217;chips. <br /> Departing: 7:30am Returning 7:30pm</p> <p><a href="http://www.sailingdolphins.co.nz"><strong>Carino Day Sailing</strong></a> <br /> Catamaran sailing in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Island hop, swim, snorkel, bar-b-q lunch, search for dolphins. <br /> Departing: 10am Returning: 4:30pm</p> <p><a href="http://www.fish-spot-x.co.nz"><strong>Fish Spot X</strong></a> <br /> Half day fishing option in the beautiful and bountiful Bay of Islands. <br /> Departures at 9am and 2pm</p> <p><a href="http://www.fullers-bay-of-islands.co.nz"><strong>Cape Brett Cruise</strong></a> <br /> Half day launch trip out to the famous &#8216;Hole in the Rock&#8217; with cultural, historical and geographical content. Also, potentially, the chance to spot dolphins.</p> <p><a href="http://www.awesomenz.com"><strong>Dolphin Adventures</strong></a> <br /> Specifically a tour for those wanting to see dolphins although not guaranteed (85% success rate) and getting the opportunity to swim with them. <br /> Duration: Half-day</p> <p><a href="http://www.coastalkayakers.co.nz"><strong>Coastal Kayaks</strong></a> <br /> Kayaking adventure from the ocean shore through the river system to, and under, Haruru Falls. Fair standard of fitness required. <br /> Duration: 4 hours</p> <p><a href="http://www.explorenz.co.nz"><strong>Sail NZ</strong></a> <br /> Full day exploring in the Bay. First, you’re off by launch &#8216;hunting&#8217; for dolphins and then, after a relaxing sojourn with lunch on an island, you’re &#8216;blasting&#8217; for the afternoon on &#8216;The Edge&#8217; – a huge catamaran under full sail. <br /> Duration: Full Day</p> <p><a href="http://www.horsetrekn.co.nz"><strong>Horse Terk&#8217;n</strong></a> <br /> Horse riding for the beginner or the experienced in the beautiful Bay of Islands and surrounds. <br /> Choose from the Forest or Volcano rides</p>