Optional Activities - Bay of Islands

Last Updated: 24th Feb 2014

bay of islands optional activity

Here’s a taste of what’s available

People who travel with Contiki often receive discounts on the standard price offered by our suppliers – Check individual tour itineraries for Contiki’s prices for optional activities in New Zealand.

Bay of Islands

Awesome Adventures
A full day tour from Pahia in the Bay of Islands to Cape Reinga (NZ’s northern most point) via ‘Ninety Mile Beach’. Offroading, sand dune ‘surfing’, great scenery, fish’n’chips.
Departing: 7:30am Returning 7:30pm

Carino Day Sailing
Catamaran sailing in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Island hop, swim, snorkel, bar-b-q lunch, search for dolphins.
Departing: 10am Returning: 4:30pm

Fish Spot X
Half day fishing option in the beautiful and bountiful Bay of Islands.
Departures at 9am and 2pm

Cape Brett Cruise
Half day launch trip out to the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’ with cultural, historical and geographical content. Also, potentially, the chance to spot dolphins.

Dolphin Adventures
Specifically a tour for those wanting to see dolphins although not guaranteed (85% success rate) and getting the opportunity to swim with them.
Duration: Half-day

Coastal Kayaks
Kayaking adventure from the ocean shore through the river system to, and under, Haruru Falls. Fair standard of fitness required.
Duration: 4 hours

Sail NZ
Full day exploring in the Bay. First, you’re off by launch ‘hunting’ for dolphins and then, after a relaxing sojourn with lunch on an island, you’re ‘blasting’ for the afternoon on ‘The Edge’ – a huge catamaran under full sail.
Duration: Full Day

Horse Terk’n
Horse riding for the beginner or the experienced in the beautiful Bay of Islands and surrounds.
Choose from the Forest or Volcano rides