Bay of Islands School Holiday Package

Deal Details

Travel Dates

26 Sep - 10 Oct 2020

Sale Ends

Oct 10, 2020

Priced From

$390

Trip Information

A coastline of golden beaches and rocky outcrops circles the stunningly beautiful Bay of Islands. Scattered with 150 islands, this region with its blue-green ocean, golden beaches and abundant wildlife, is renowned as a maritime adventure playground. Steeped in a rich and colourful history, the Bay of Islands is known as the birthplace of the nation of New Zealand. The area was discovered by Kupe the legendary Maori navigator, visited by Captain Cook in 1769 and is home to the historical Waitangi Treaty Grounds.


Package features:

. 3 nights at Kingsgate Autolodge Paihia in a (Standard Room) – or similar

· Breakfast Daily

· Waitangi Day Pass – Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds - rich in history and stories of the momentous events which shaped the nation of New Zealand. Explore the Treaty House and marvel at the scale of Ngatokimatawhaorua, one of the world’s largest carved war canoes (waka taua). Includes admission to the Museum of Waitangi, admission to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, a guided tour and a Maori cultural performance.

· Ferry to Russell – return ticket

· Hole in the Rock Cruise - Enjoy a half-day cruise out into the clear waters of the Bay meandering around the idyllic beaches of the islands that make this area so popular. Cruise past the Cape Brett Lighthouse, before arriving at the majestic Hole in the Rock which conditions permitting, the skipper navigates through as well as taking in the impressive Grand Cathedral Cave. Keep an eye out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales and other marine life during your cruise. On the return to Paihia pass several remote islands, fringed with golden sand beaches.


Accommodation

Kingsgate Autolodge Paihia 

Located on the waterfront and only 100 metres from Paihia wharf and township the Kingsgate Hotel Autolodge Paihia is the ideal base from which to explore the historic and scenic Bay of Islands area and also to relax at the end of the day. Offers modern amenities including walk-in showers, free Wi-Fi and access to the hotel's many shared amenities such as the pool, jacuzzi and fitness room.


Optional Sightseeing

Toyota Camry or similar full size sedan automatic

(5 pax / luggage capacity 2 Large + 1 Small suitcases)

Collect: Kerikeri Airport

Return: Kerikeri Airport

Includes hire, unlimited kilometres and standard motor vehicle insurance and GST.

Airport Collection Fee applies (NZ$51.75 – pay direct). One-way hire applies (NZ$57.50 – pay direct). Late ferry fee will apply for vehicle collection from a ferry location after 1830 hours (NZ$57.50 - pay direct).

Discuss insurance buy-down options with Budget staff at time of collection and pay direct for excess reduction should you choose this option. Rental vehicle hirers will be required to put down a security deposit by credit card issued in their name (minimum NZ$100 + credit card fee). This will not be activated if the vehicle is returned undamaged, on time, to the pre-arranged depot with a full tank of gas.

A full and valid drivers licence must be presented (must be in English). For guidelines on driving in New Zealand view www.DriveSafe.org.nz

Toyota Highlander or similar full size SUV automatic

(5 pax / luggage capacity 3 Large + 2 Small suitcases)

Collect: Kerikeri Airport

Return: Kerikeri Airport

Includes hire, unlimited kilometres and standard motor vehicle insurance and GST.

Airport Collection Fee applies (NZ$51.75 – pay direct). One-way hire applies (NZ$57.50 – pay direct). Late ferry fee will apply for vehicle collection from a ferry location after 1830 hours (NZ$57.50 - pay direct).

Discuss insurance buy-down options with Budget staff at time of collection and pay direct for excess reduction should you choose this option. Rental vehicle hirers will be required to put down a security deposit by credit card issued in their name (minimum NZ$100 + credit card fee). This will not be activated if the vehicle is returned undamaged, on time, to the pre-arranged depot with a full tank of gas.

A full and valid drivers licence must be presented (must be in English). For guidelines on driving in New Zealand view www.DriveSafe.org.n


Pricing

Per person/share twin basis, valid for travel 26 September 2020 – 10 October 2020:

  2 adults 2 adults + 1 child 2 adults + 2 children
Package price $390 $295 $255
Full size sedan rental vehicle - 4 x 24 hours $221 $148 $111
Full size SUV rental vehicle - 4 x 24 hours $259 $173 $130

  

 

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