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'Hole in the Rock' Cruise with Island Stopover SEE THE BAY'S HIGHTLIGHTS
Fullers GreatSights Bay of Islands, New Zealand

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  • Price and Departure
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Hole in the Rock Cruise with Island Stopover, Fullers Bay of Islands, New ZealandDiscover the scenic beauty of the Bay on a half-day cruise. See some of the Bay's highlights on this unforgettable cruise.

During your four-hour cruise you'll make your way through the islands, learning about their history and the wildlife.

The Bay of Islands is home to a host of marine mammals, wildlife and native birds. A full commentary will be provided by our captain.

Travel along the Cape Brett Peninsula to the historic lighthouse at its end and see the famous Hole in the Rock. If conditions permit, we will cruise right through the hole.

You’ll also spend some time at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island - relax on the beach, head up to the viewing point for a breathtaking outlook, and grab a snack at the island's cafe.

Highlights Include:

  • The Hole in the Rock
  • Cruise past many of the 144 islands
  • Island stopover
  • Informative commentary
  • Passionate & helpful crew
  • Free ferry ticket to Russell or Paihia
Price and Departure
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Prices: Adult NZ $115.00 Child NZ $57.50 (under 5 yrs GO FREE)

Departures: morning and afternoon departures. half day cruise operates all year except winter months.
Morning cruise: Paihia
8:30 am Russell 8:40 am
Afternoon cruise: Paihia 1:30 pm Russell 1:40 pm

Departure Points: Paihia - the wharf next to the Maritime Building waterfront
Russell - the wharf waterfront

Reporting time: 15 minutes prior to departure

Durations: approx. 4 hours

Refreshments: Hot and cold drinks and light snacks are available for purchase on board, or visit the island cafe.

Commentary: A full English commentary is provided by the skipper. Printed guide sheets are available in German, Japanese and Mandarin.

What to bring: Sunhat, sunscreen sunglasses, jacket or warm layers and a camera.


  • Prices stated above are in NZ dollars and incl. GST
  • Departures and itineraries are subject to availability and weather conditions
  • Children’s fares - 14 years and under
    Infants - 5 years and under. No charge applies when not occupying a seat
    (this excludes Dolphin Eco Experience where a child fare applies)
  • Entry fees and meals are not included except where stated
  • Non-smoking on board Fullers GreatSights vessels or coaches