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Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

Start: Auckland
Finish: Anywhere

The flexible Bay of Islands bus pass takes you from Auckland to Paihia in the 'winterless north'. Here you will find the beautiful Bay of Islands, with its 144 islands and amazing beaches. The place has an incredible selection of water and land-based adventure activities. Take the opportunity to go fishing, sailing, dolphin swimming, nature walking, or relax on one of the great beaches in the area.​​​

  • Start Auckland, finish Auckland.
  • Minimum of 2 days travel
  • Valid for Sale between November 2022 and 30 October 2023
  • Change travel dates as many times as you like with no fees
  • Pre-Book and pay for accommodation via the Online TRIP PLANNER (7 am 2 days before arrival)
  • Pre-Book and pay for activities via the Online TRIP PLANNER
  • Flexible, easy, stress-free travel with like-minded travellers
  • Legendary local Driver Guides

 *T&C's apply

To view our current bus timetables please click here


NZ $99

Auckland to Paihia

Departing Auckland, we stop at Whangarei Falls on our way North, arriving in the Bay of Islands around midday. Check out the sights surrounding Paihia, including New Zealand's most historic location Waitangi - the 'Birthplace of the Nation'. Northland is rich in history and Māori culture and with its crystal clear water, huge kauri forests, and plentiful islands to explore - you will soon see why Kiwi Experience heads up north. See dolphins, ride out to the famous hole in the rock, or go kayaking, fishing, diving, Parasailing, or just relax on the beach!


  • QRC Backpackers (not included book via the Online Trip Planner) 


  • Whangarei Falls (free)
  • Hole in the rock cruise
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Scuba diving
  • Parasailing
  • Fishing

Paihia to Auckland

Departing mid-afternoon, you have the best part of the day to experience one of the many activities on offer in the Bay, or simply chill on the beach with a good book.  The drive back to the “big smoke” is relaxed and we have you back in the city in time to find some dinner in Auckland and hit the town.


  • Lylo  (not included, Pre-Book via the Online Trip Planner)


  • Auckland Skytower
  • Auckland nightlife
  • Rangitoto Island 
  • Misson Bay

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