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Bay of Islands Escape - The Sanctuary

4 days, meals & activities from $1199 per person share twin
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Sale Period

Until 20 Dec 20 by 4pm unless sold out prior


4 days, meals & activities from
per person share twin
SAVE $62 PER PERSONAsk about flights & rental car

> Book now with a $50pp deposit*
> Full payment not due until 18 days prior to travel

Deal Includes 
✔ 3 nights’ accommodation at The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands in a Sea & Bush View Suite
 Breakfast daily
 3 course dinner on the first night
✔ Hole in the Rock Cruise with Fullers Great Sights
✔ Cape Reinga Day Tour with Fullers Great Sights
 Waitangi National Trust NZ Resident Day Pass (ID required)
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Optional experience
Experience Cape Reinga on a Half Day Fly/Drive Tour - swap the Cape Reinga Day Tour with Fullers Great Sights for this incredible New Zealand must do for an additional $380 per person

The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands in a Sea & Bush View Suite
From $1199 per person share twin - Save $62 per person
Travel: 01 Oct-20 Dec 2020 
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Arrive at Bay of Islands today. Check into your accommodation for the next few nights stay.

This is the most popular dolphin watching cruise in the Bay of Islands, and for good reason! Board your cruise in Paihia and take in the stunning views as we glide out through the islands and along the Rakaumangamanga Peninsula to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse keeps watch over and Piercy Island/Motukōkako, or as it is popularly known the ‘Hole in the Rock’. This landmark is a stunning sight, and in good conditions you will pass right through! During your cruise, you will have the chance to see marine wildlife like dolphins and a variety of bird species.  And make sure you are ready to take plenty of photos as you approach the Hole in the Rock! 

This afternoon venture over to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Aotearoa New Zealand’s most important historic site. This is an absolute must-do for all visitors to Northland, Waitangi offers an authentic and interactive cultural experience that encompasses powerful Māori cultural performances in a beautifully carved meeting house, a contemporary award-winning museum and visitor centre, lush native forest and gardens, interactive carving studio, traditional Māori waka and hāngi, entertaining guided tours and more, overlooking the stunning Bay of Islands. Discover the story of New Zealand’s history and the story of two peoples coming together under the Treaty of Waitangi, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, at this award-winning national attraction.
A visit to New Zealand is not complete without a journey to the very top of the North Island – Cape Reinga (Te Rerenga Wairua). Uncover the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region, rich in Māori culture and tradition, on an action-packed full day return tour from Paihia. 

As you travel north, enjoy a taste of New Zealand's varying and beautiful landscape: the rolling hills of Northland's rural countryside, breath-taking coastal views and native forest.

Drive along the shores of Ninety Mile Beach as the waves crash beside the custom-built coach. Feel the sand between your toes as you help your driver guide dig for shellfish (conditions permitting). Your off-road journey continues up Te Paki Stream, stopping at the massive sand dunes where you can experience the thrills and spills of sand surfing. Clambering up and surfing down the dunes (if you dare!) is sure to get your heart pumping.

Visit the Puketi Kauri Forest and get up close to ancient and majestic giant kauri trees and native bush. Stroll along an elevated walkway as these graceful giants surround you and learn about conservation efforts to preserve the forest today.

Visit Cape Reinga and hear the stories of this significant site where, according to Māori legend, spirits depart on their journey home to Hawaiki. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views, visit the iconic lighthouse, and see the point where the Tasman Sea and the mighty Pacific Ocean come crashing together.

During your Cape Reinga tour you'll also experience another Kiwi icon: a lunch of delicious fish and chips at the historic Wagener Museum at Houhora. A vegetarian option is available and can be selected when booking.
Your journey home will be equally enjoyable as your tour guide's combination of local insight, extensive historical knowledge and fantastic sense of humour create an unforgettable adventure.

Or you can experience Cape Reigna by Aeroplane on a half day Fly/Drive Tour – renowned as the best way to see Cape Reigna, this is a must do and can be swapped for this full day tour (at an extra cost of $300 per person). The day begins with a 45 minute flight up to Cape Reigna via Northlands’ spectacular beaches and harbours. This is followed by a 2.5 hour vehicle tour around the top of New Zealand including Cape Reigna lighthouse, Te Paki stream and sand dunes. Return to Paihia by flight over incredible scenery. 

Check out of your accommodation and depart the Bay of Islands today.

Your accommodation

Boutique B&B accommodation in the heart of the Bay of Islands, on a private native bush reserve that contains one of the few remaining untouched native rain forests in the area, only five minutes drive from Paihia. Every major room of the retreat offers an uninterrupted, panoramic perspective across the Veronica Channel towards historic Russell, as far as Black Rocks, Moturoa Island and beyond. Your exceptional host has many years in the hospitality industry and has operated award-winning lodges in both Australia and New Zealand. The welcoming dining table will present a nutritional and healthy menu that will enhance your experience of these stunningly beautiful natural surroundings.

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Terms and Conditions

Please note that full terms and conditions apply - see your House of Travel consultant for details. 

* $50pp non-refundable deposit due at time of booking.
• Package price is based on share twin and is priced in New Zealand Dollars.  Pricing is correct at the time of submission but is subject to change without notice.
• Valid for sales until 20 December 2020 by 4pm unless sold out prior.
• Valid for travel from 01 October 2020 to 20 December 2020. Blackout periods may apply
• All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation. 
• Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements and availability.
• Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only. 
• Some surcharges and closeouts may apply. Surcharges may apply over special event periods and over school holidays.  
• Inclusions are subject to change based on operational capabilities.
• Cape Reinga Fly/Drive Tour subject to weather and minimum 2 people. 
• Cancellation and Amendment fees apply. 
• Airfares are not included and are an additional cost. Please ask your House of Travel consultant for the best option to suit your needs.

Quote package code: ANZ204DBOI

Sale Period

Until 20 Dec 20 by 4pm unless sold out prior

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