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New Zealand Bay of Islands Tour

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New Zealand Bay of Islands Tour

Take on this action packed tour of the Bay of Islands, east of the North Island of New Zealand and experience adventure, local culture and lots of adrenaline pumping fun!!!

Prices from US$545

Experience the magnificent raw beauty of New Zealand and its people. From epic scenery, mind boggling fjords, dramatic mountains, and a rich culture boasting unique traditions, travelling through New Zealand is an unforgettable experience, and not surprisingly this incredible destination can be found at the top of most travellers’ wish lists. The country has much to offer the intrepid traveller from exciting adventure sports which can satisfy any adrenalin junkie, to stunning landscapes just waiting to be explored. New Zealand boasts an array of opportunity to all who visit her shores, and will undoubtedly leave you well and truly bitten by the travel bug.    

Undertake this exciting 3-day adventure tour to the Bay of Islands in the North Island from Auckland to Paihia, experiencing the very best that this area of New Zealand has to offer. The flexible itinerary allows you to tailor your trip, and the extensive knowledge of our experienced guides will undoubtedly make sure you get the most out of your New Zealand backpacking tour. 


  • Action packed tour visiting one of New Zealand’s top destinations!
  • Participate in a variety of fun, adrenalin-fuelled activities
  • Create some unforgettable memories


  • Minimum age 18


Location New Zealand
Activities Travel around New Zealand’s North Island
Visit and explore cosmopolitan cities
Discover stunning scenery
Add on activities (additional fee):
  • Tall ship sailing
  • Cruises
  • Canyoning
  • Swimming with dolphins
  • Scuba diving
  • Bungee jumping
Transport In- country transfers
Accommodation Variety of hostels


Before you go Pre-departure support & documentation
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Advice on visas &equipment
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Accomodation
Food (breakfast)
In-country transfers
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ backup


A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.


Your 3 day action packed adventure tour will take you to the Bay of Islands, in the east of the North Island stopping off at Paihia to see all it has to offer. You will be accompanied by a passionate, local guide who knows the area back to front, and their second-to-none expert knowledge is guaranteed to ensure you see only the very best and most interesting bits of this part of New Zealand.

You will also have the opportunity to get involved in a number of extra activities each day of your tour. Every day you will have a selection of activities to choose from depending on your own interests, including the adrenalin-junkie’s favourite bungee jumping, swimming with dolphins or learning how to sail a tall ship. If you love the water then these extra activities will be right up your street. These activities will incur an additional fee which you will need to factor in to your own costs. Alternatively you may wish to just continue exploring the landscape on your own accord, which is also perfectly fine.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1: Auckland to Paihia- Take in picture perfect beaches, ancient beaches and more.

Day 2: Paihia- Enjoy the sun in Paihia and the Bay of Islands.

Day 3: Paihia to Auckland- Visit the Waitangi treaty grounds and explore the surrounding region.


Upon arrival into Auckland airport you will need to make your own way to the rendezvous point where you will be met by a friendly Frontier representative. You will be given more detailed instructions on where to meet the rest of your group nearer your time of departure. 

We recommend that you arrive into Auckland the night before your project start date. Your Frontier Volunteer Coordinator can help you make any accommodation and transfer arrangements; however these would be at your own cost.   


Throughout the duration of your adventure you will be staying in a high quality hostel in Paihia. You will be sharing a dorm-style room with 4 to 6 of your fellow travellers. Some rooms will have ensuite bathrooms, whereas others will have shared facilities.
Sharing dorms is a really fantastic way of bonding with the other members of your group and re-living the day’s fun activities! All accommodation will have a fully equipped kitchen and lounge facilities, with computers and Wi-Fi to keep in touch with loved ones at home. 


You will receive a continental-style breakfast each morning of your tour to prepare you for the day’s adventure ahead. You will be responsible for sourcing your own lunch and dinner each day. You can either cook for yourself in the fully equipped kitchen facilities available at each hostel, or you can take the opportunity to sample local restaurants with your new found friends. Either way you are sure to sample new cuisines and learn some new recipes during your trip!   

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During your adventure tour you will have the opportunity to get involved in a number of other activities at the various stop-offs along the way. These may include learning how to scuba dive or sail a tall ship, swimming with dolphins or even getting the adrenalin pumping with a bungee jump. These activities are not included in the initial cost so make sure you bring your own funds to cover these, to ensure you get the full New Zealand experience! 

Before you begin your project or after you finish make sure you take full advantage of being in this beautiful part of the world by exploring and experiencing everything you possibly can. Why not join our 16-day New Zealand Adventure Tour which takes you all over the North and South Islands to visit even more of this beautiful country and indulge in a variety of fun and exciting activities. 


Project Fee US$495

Registration Fee US$51



6th Jan Auckland

8th Feb Auckland

13th Mar Auckland            

15th Apr Auckland              

18th May Auckland


3 days / 2 nights 


Before you go

  • Pre-departure support & documentation
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Advice on visas & equipment
  • Discounted medical kit
  • Free Frontier t-shirt


  • Accommodation
  • Food (breakfast)
  • In-country transfers
  • In-country emergency support
  • 24-hour international HQ back-up


Nearest airport(s): Auckland International Apt (AKL)


  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


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