Shore Excursion With Glow Worm Caves
Designed specifically for cruise ship passengers! Enjoy a guided Bay of Islands tour. The Bay of Islands is a popular tourist destination in New Zealand. With an abundance of breathtaking, picturesque views, there are plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. Create lasting memories with a Bay of Islands Cruise Shore Tour.
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Cruise Ship Shore Excursion with Glow Worm Caves
Enjoy a guided Bay of Islands Cruise Ship Shore Excursion including the Glow Worm Caves.
This fantastic tour is designed specifically for Cruise Ship passengers wanting a shore excursion with a locally owned and operated company visiting the famous Glow Worm Caves.
Join us on a Cruise Ship Shore excursion as we visit the famous Kawiti Glow Worm Caves and many more amazing highlights!
The Bay of Islands is a popular tourist destination in New Zealand. With an abundance of breathtaking, picturesque views, there are plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. Create lasting memories with a Bay of Islands Cruise Shore Tour, the most popular tour for cruise ship passengers!
We are one of only a few locally owned and operated companies offering local guides on our tours who share with you the fascinating history of our beautiful region! If you are looking for a comprehensive, professionally run shore excursion in the Bay of Islands while here off your cruise ship, this tour covers it all!
Your local guide will pick you up at the Waitangi Wharf (Where your tender boats drop you)
Our tour destinations include:
- Kawiti Glow Worm Caves.
- Hundertwasser Toilets.
- Puketi Kauri Forest (Self-Guided)
- Kauri Workshop.
- Makana Chocolate Factory.
- Haruru Falls.
- Waitangi look out loop.
The area is often referred to as “the birthplace of New Zealand”, due to the past events that took place there. These historical events led to the shaping of our nation.
The tour will include a Bakery/Café stop, for you to grab a coffee or something to eat during this tour.
What to expect:
At 9.15am you will be met by your tour guide at the Waitangi Wharf before you depart on your half-day tour. Your first stop is the Kawiti glow worm caves which is about a 30-minute drive from the Waitangi Wharf. You will be able to enjoy a magical glowworm experience. You will then move on to Kawakawa. This is a small town which is also known as “train town”.
At 11:45am you will be at the Puketi Forest. This is a 15,000-hectare forest which contains magnificent stands of Kauri and a rich ecological diversity. Enjoy a self-guided walk through the stunning native forest and observe the large native trees.
At approximately 12.30pm we will stop for a lunch break at a lovely cafe/bakery. There is a large variety to choose from.
The next stop is the Makana Chocolate Factory in Kerikeri. This is a boutique chocolate factory where you can watch the making of chocolates, taste a few samples and of course shop for some delicious treats. You will also be able to visit the Kauri Workshop next door which has crafts and collectables for sale. You will then visit the famous horseshoe waterfalls, Haruru Falls. These falls are located in a hidden valley on the beautiful and peaceful Waitangi River. The last stop of the day is the Waitangi look-out Loop. This is a final chance to take in the stunning views over Waitangi and the Bay of Islands, before your transportation back to the wharf or Paihia if you would prefer to have a look around.
A 100% full refund will be issued if the ship cannot make it into port.
Complimentary bottled water is provided on the day.
Tour Group Size of up to 35 passengers
We guarantee to get you back to the ship on time!
We can accommodate larger groups on request. For any large group bookings or questions about this tour please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION: Waitangi Wharf
DEPARTURE TIME: Standard departure time is 9.30am. Please aim to be on shore by 9.15 for check in. Should your ship have a later arrival time, please contact us for updated departure times.
RETURN TIME: Approximately 3pm. (We 100% guarantee to get you back to the ship on time)
WEAR: Comfortable clothing and footwear, don’t forget a sun hat and sunscreen!
CANCELLATION POLICY: If the ship can’t make it into port due to bad weather, we offer a full refund on all tours booked.
|Professional Tour Guide
|All Entry Fees
|Commentary (where applicable)
|Transportation in new modern mini-coach & complimentary bottled water