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Bay of Islands

Cape Reinga Day Trip, Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

Swim with Dolphins, Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands

Hole in the Rock Cruise, Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

This popular destination, known as the ‘winterless north’ is an island paradise comprising of 144 islands. Apart from being an aquatic playground, it also includes many historical towns.

Paihia, the jewel of the magnificent Bay of Islands, offers amazing beaches, islands and suitable for those that enjoy fishing, scenic cruises, island hops, dolphin swimming and kayaking. Though for a true cultural experience, paddle a waka up the tidal estuaries of the Waitangi River and visit our most historic site, Waitangi where both Maori and European joined to sign the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.

We also recommend a visit to Haruru Falls, a spectacular and breath-taking waterfall in the shape of a horseshoe and located just a short drive away.

Visit the gorgeous waterfront village and our first capital, Russell. Take the short ferry ride from Paihia, or car ferry leaves from Opua.   Russell is home to our oldest licensed pub and oldest church, Christ church which still bears the scars from musket ball holes after the fight in 1845.  Russell is also well known as a game fishing port after Zane Grey, an American, famous for his passion of fishing, described Russell as ‘an angler’s El Dorado’ after he caught his first marlin in these waters in 1926.

Kerikeri was home to Hongi Hika, a fearsome Maori chief who terrorised many Maori tribes in the early 1800’s.   Though, he was very kind to missionaries and allowed Samuel Marsden to establish New Zealand’s second mission station, built in 1821. The mission house lies in the Kerikeri Basin, along with the Mission Stonehouse, our oldest stone building dating back to 1832. Today the area is known for its orchards, wineries and art galleries.

Further afield, enjoy a day trip to Cape Reinga to take in this spectacular sight where two oceans collide, travel along ninety mile beach that stretches from Ahipara to Scott Point and visit Mongonui’s ‘world famous’ fish and chip poised over the water.

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All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars and includes 15% GST (Goods & Services Tax).


Pricing is subject to availability and confirmation of the stated itinerary at time of booking.  If we are unable to confirm the stated hotels and services, we will endeavour to confirm substitutes at similar rates, however additional costs may apply.

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Inclusions: unlimited kilometres, airport/ferry collection fee, full insurance (subject to reduced excess), front windscreen cover, personal accident insurance, guaranteed replacement vehicle in case of accident.

Exclusions: insurance excess reduction of $345.00 including GST (note, standard insurance excess is $3,450.00 including GST), bond, petrol costs, one way fee ($57.50), optional extras, (all additional expenses to be paid direct)

Payment Policy

We do require a non-refundable deposit of NZD$250.00 per person before we go ahead with securing any reservations.

In addition, some of our suppliers may require further deposits to cover their strict cancellation policies, in this case we would advise you at the time of quoting and confirming your itinerary.

The balance of your booking would be required 45 days prior to your travel date.   If you book inside 45 days, full payment would be required at time of booking.

Payment can be made by electronic wire transfer and should include the additional NZD $25.00 bank fee.   We also accept Visa and Mastercard at an additional fee of 3.1%.

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Bank Name & Address: Westpac Bank, Mid City Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand

Account Name: Inspired New Zealand Travel

BSB Number: 03-0296

Account Number: 0011146-000

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We are happy to amend your itinerary and dates, however please keep in mind that some of the original services may not be available for your new dates, which may incur additional costs for substituted services.   Amendment fees may apply with multiple changes.

Cancellation Fees

Once Confirmed               Non-refundable Deposit of NZD $250.00 per person

Inside 45 – 21 Days          A Cancellation fee of 30% of your total booking value will apply, along with any cancellation fees applied by our accommodation, sightseeing and other providers.

Inside 20 – 8 days             A Cancellation fee of 50% of your total booking value will apply, along with any cancellation fees applied by our accommodation, sightseeing and other providers.

Inside 7 Days                      Full Cancellations, 100% charge

We will however do our very best to recover and minimise these cancellation fees but recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance to cover yourself.


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