Departure Time: 09:15am
This may be adjusted to suit the arrival & departure of your cruise ship.  
Pick up/departure time will be confirmed upon booking!
Over View
Enjoy a guided Bay Of Islands Cruise Ship Tour with Glow Worm Caves! 
**SMALL GROUP TOUR** Maximum 17 passengers per vehicle.
This fantastic tour is designed specifically for Cruise Ship passengers wanting a small group shore excursion with a locally owned and operated company visiting the famous Glow Worm Caves.
Join us on a small group 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 offer local guides in small group tours who share with you the fascinating history of our beautiful region! If you are looking for a comprehensive, professional and small group 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)
Tour Description
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 “On the go” during this tour. Your Bay Of Islands local tour guide will instruct you where to catch the shuttle buses back to the tenders should you wish to stay in town longer.
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 glow-worm 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.
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 horse shoe 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.
If for whatever reason your ship is unable to make it to the port then a A 100% full refund will be issued.
Highlights
  • Kawiti Glow Worm Caves.
  • Hundertwasser Toilets.
  • Puketi Kauri Forest
  • Kauri Workshop.
  • Makana Chocolate Factory.
  • Haruru Falls.
  • Waitangi look out loop.
Pricing Structure:
Adults - $165.00 nzd each
Child - 115.00 (0-14)
Shore Excursion Cancellation Policy:
  • If you cancel within 48hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee.

  • If for whatever reason your ship is not able to dock on the day of your excursion then all monies paid will be refunded!

Highlights
  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
Inclusions
  • Entrance fee to the Glowworm Cave
  • Transport in modern air conditioned vehicle (small group mini bus/van) 
  • Chocolate Tasting
  • Official Guided tours
  • NZ bottled water included
Pick up time will be sent to you after booking confirmation, dependent on arrival time and departure time of your ship.
New Zealand Discovery Tours

Cruise ship Shore Excursions Limited operates under the holding company

of New Zealand Discovery Tours Limited

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