Unique Private Tour of the Bay of Islands 3 Hour "REBEL RIDE"
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Paihia, Northland
The "Rebel Ride" visits Kawakawa train town, home of the famous Hundertwasser Art toilets, and takes in our fabulous countryside, historic settlements and subtropical forests surrounding the Bay of Islands in Northland, New Zealand. The price includes up to four passengers in your group and if both of our guides are available, we can cater for groups of up to eight. Simply book two "Rebel Ride" tours and you can swap between Jeeps if you want.
On your tour we leave Paihia and stop in the seaside port of Opua before engaging the Jeep's 4WD and traversing unsealed roads to get to the Opua Forest for a 20-minute walk. Here you can see the magnificent kauri trees and native bush along a well-formed trail. Next we trek down to the quirky town of Kawakawa where a historic railway line passes through town down the middle of State Highway 1. Kawakawa is also the home of the famous Hundertwasser toilets which were renovated in 1999-2000 by artist Fredrich Hundertwasser and the local community. It is his only southern hemisphere building and his last project before his death. Then we head through rural farmland, stopping at Henry Williams' beautiful church in Pakaraka. Next we pass volcanic landscapes and sites of ancient pa, Maori fortified villages, on our way to the famous horseshoe shaped Haruru Falls. We top off the tour with a photo stop of the Bay from the Waitangi lookout before finishing the "Rebel Ride" back in Paihia.
We really love being able to personalise our tours for our clients and can change the details on the day to suit the weather, people’s energy levels and specific interests.