Unique Private Tour of the Bay of Islands 5 Hour "KAURI CAPER WITH WINERY LUNCH"
- Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Paihia, Northland
The "Kauri Caper with winery lunch" visits two of Northland's sub-tropical rain-forests allowing you to experience the massive kauri trees. Explore the Bay's surrounds while being driven through our fabulous countryside, farmland and historic settlements. 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 "Kauri Caper with winery lunch" 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 some of the magnificent kauri trees and native bush along a well-formed trail. 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 Puketi Forest for another 15-minute walk along an easy boardwalk through another grove of huge kauri trees. Next we will travel to historic Kaeo for a look around the quirky town.
Lunch is next at an award winning Northland winery where you will be treated to a sumptuous meal, alcoholic drinks will be an extra cost. After lunch 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 "Kauri Caper with winery lunch" 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.