Included in the cruise are stops (at the captain’s discretion) in sheltered bays and deserted islands to allow you to disembark and explore, kayak, snorkel and/or swim at freewill. Today there is a short drive north, stopping at Matauri Bay – the most scenically beautiful bay in all of New Zealand (I think so anyway!

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He chose Kawakawa to retire and die in and his unique toilets have become world famous.

They are not only incredibly beautiful, but also the cleanest you’ll ever have the privilege of using!

Cold drinks can be purchased from the shop and complimentary tea/coffee is supplied by the Supporters of Tiritiri Matangi.

Informative guided walks are also available by the volunteers.

A seven week self-drive tour throughout New Zealand. services are personally met at the airport by our friendly professional representative.

Be sure to let me know your preferred activity level, so that I can adjust the itinerary accordingly. You will receive at the airport a comprehensive Deluxe Travel Pack.

You can extend the walk by continuing along the coast past Church Bay, but the views and path and not as good.

Depart early so you have time for a couple of stops en route and to arrive at your ease….depart by 8.15am at the latest. Take the Silverdale exit and follow the Free Route (and not the Toll Road) via pretty Orewa Beach and Waiwera on the tranquil east coast. 172kms – A nice place for a break and a walk is just through Whangarei – stay on SH1, drive through 2 sets of lights and a bushy area where you can go 70kmph.

Better still stay an extra day on the island and have a fantastic brunch at the 1920's style Rocky Bay Cafe followed by dinner at the Mudbrick Cafe on the Church Road Estate near Oneroa.