Tours & Activities

A two minute drive from Longhouse Bed and Breakfast takes you into the heart of vibrant Paihia where you can enjoy a wide range of activities including Island Boat Trips, visits to Historical Russell, the cultural experience of The Waitangi Treaty Grounds and some of the best golf Northland has to offer at the Waitangi Golf Course.

Enjoy strolling though pretty streets shopping for souvenirs of your visit or simply relaxing on the beach in the sunshine before sitting out in one of the many cafés or restaurants and watching the world go by. You’ll be surprised how much the Bay of Islands has to offer.

We are an agent for Fullers Great Sights and Explore follow the links to make your own bookings if you require.

Fuller’s GreatSights: Cream Trip – Day in The BayFullers Cream Trip

Take part in the Bay of Islands most famous cruise. The “Cream Trip” began in 1927 and remains a popular cruise with tourists today. You will have a full Day in the Bay including dolphin encounters and swimming ( additional fees apply), discovering the Hole in the Rock, delivering mail , boom netting , Island stopover for lunch and learning the history of the Bay of Islands through informative and interactive commentary.




2Fuller’s GreatSights Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock

Cruise through the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands on Dolphin Seeker, our purpose built dolphin and whale watching catamaran. Cruise past many of the 144 islands and take in the sights of the Hole in the Rock and the rich history and scenery that makes up the bay of Islands. Island stopover included as well as a bonus free ferry ticket to extend your day.




ecoFuller’s GreatSights Dolphin Eco Experience

Get up close to view and swim with Dolphins in their natural environment in New Zealand’s warmest waters. Travel on our purpose built 35 seat intimate vessel with an experienced passionate crew which will get you as close as possible to these amazing creatures. Swim is included and wetsuit, snorkel and mask are supplied. Terms and conditions do apply.




Fullers GreatSights Hokianga day Tour including Tane Mahuta

Journey into a unique part of New Zealand, first discovered by Kupe the voyager. Visit the 2.8 million year old Wairere Boulders and the Waipoua Forest, and meet a national icon, the mighty kauri tree Tāne Mahuta on a full-day tour from Paihia. Enjoy a lunch stop at the picturesque Hokianga harbour.





Fuller’s GreatSights Cape Reinga Wanderer Day Tour

A visit to New Zealand is not complete without a journey to the very top of the North Island – Cape Reinga (Te Rerenga Wairua). Uncover the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region, rich in Maori culture and tradition, on a full-day return tour from Paihia or Kerikeri. Experience the thrill of driving along 90 mile beach and sand boarding on the giant dunes.


Great value Tour combo Deal

comboHole in the Rock + Cape Reinga + Russell Passenger Ferry

Explore the Bay by land and sea over two days, with a dolphin watching cruise and a trip to New Zealand’s northernmost point, Cape Reinga. Choose either a half-day Hole in the Rock cruise and explore the Bay in search of dolphins while visiting its highlights – or get into the water and swim with these amazing creatures on a Dolphin Eco Experience cruise. Please note Dolphin Eco Experience is not available between 29 April – 25 October 2014; swimming with dolphins is available as an optional extra on the Hole in the Rock cruise during this period.


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