Here's a great way to build your own Great Barrier Island Explorer Adventure!
This package includes Premium Grade return flights from Auckland Airport, quality car rental and the Ultimate Great Barrier Island tour including an amazing coastal cruise with a delicious on-board lunch - and an awesome tour by road from beautiful Port FitzRoy Harbour back down the east coast to Whangaparapara - to collect your car.
What about accommodation ?
No worries... We'll find the perfect accommodation option to suit your group/family's preferences and requirements and conveniently add it to your Island Explorer package.
Would you prefer to stay in a cute seaside cabin or a beautiful elevated self-contained home?
Prefer to be in a lodge? a bed and breakfast option? How about a house right on the beach?
You'll be able to let us know your preferences further down the page 😀
The Island Explorer
For now though take a look at your tour itinerary:
Day one: Your group checks in at Auckland Domestic Terminal for your morning departure. A beautiful scenic flight across the Hauraki Gulf sees you landing at Claris Airport around 30 minutes later. You'll be met by our staff and shown to your rental car. We'll provide you with directions to your accommodation and some good local knowledge on where to shop, dine out and explore.
Day two: This morning you'll make your way to Whangaparapara Wharf where Chris will be waiting for you on board 'Sundancer' his fully certified and refurbished 38 ft coastal cruiser. Once aboard your ultimate tour begins. View the west coast of Great Barrier Island from the sea as you meander through the Broken Islands, visiting the Gannet colony and squeezing through Man of War passage into the beautiful Port Fitzroy Harbour. Chris will find a sheltered spot for you to enjoy a deliciously fresh lunch... especially prepared for you on-board Sundancer.
After lunch you will be met by your tour guide at Port Fitzroy Wharf and welcomed aboard your own personal tour coach.
You'll continue your island adventure travelling back down the east coast of the island by road. The tour includes a stop and short optional bushwalk at the spectacular Windy Canyon.
You'll really enjoy the magnificent east coast beaches and scenery as we make our way down the island. Stretch your legs along beautiful Awana surf beach while we prepare your al fresco afternoon tea break before returning to Whangaparapara to pick up your rental car.
Day three: Today is all yours. Take your hire car and go exploring. Check out the Shoal Bay Pottery, visit Peter Edmonds at his wood turning/carving gallery and take a look at the local art gallery in Claris. Take a walk to the Mermaid Pool, the natural Hot Springs or just relax on the beach.
Leave your car at the airport when you check in for your 5.00 pm departure to Auckland Airport's domestic terminal.
This package includes:
- Premium Grade return flights from Auckland Airport
- 3-days quality car hire
- 'The Ultimate Tour' including Sundancer Cruise with on-board lunch and East Coast road tour.
Please note - there is a minimum requirement of 4 people for the tour component to go ahead... We recommend enquiring if there's just the two of you as there may be an existing booking in place that you can join in on.
$699.75 each for 4 people
$661.00 each for 6 people