Kayaking in the Bay of Islands
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Experience an unforgettable journey through the natural beauty of the Hokianga. Visit Tane Mahuta and learn local stories & legends. A unique and authentic insight into early Maori history.
Discover the hidden nature of Northland (Te Tai Tokerau) with its wealth of untold stories and a culture deeply rooted in nature.
Travel to Hokianga , the arrival point of Kupe the voyager from Hawaiki on the west coast. Your local Māori guide will take you into the ancient forest to see the oldest and most sacred living kauri tree in NZ. Through waiata (song) and interpretation discover why Māori believe that this mighty giant is Tane Mahuta, the Lord of the Forest.
Spend some time in the seaside village of Opononi before settling back as we follow the historical trading trail. End your day at the Kawiti family glow worm caves where the lights of glow worms will surround you amongst amazing stalactites and stalagmites.
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|Proximity to airport:||Paihia is approximately 30mins from the Kerikeri airport|
|Proximity to town:||InterCity and GreatSights coaches depart from the Maritime Building|
|Proximity to coach/bus:||InterCity and GreatSights coaches depart from the Maritime Building|
|Parking:||Parking facilities are available in the town centre|