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Bay Combo Tour - 60 mins (min 2) provided by Thunder Trike Tours

Bay Combo Tour - 60 mins (min 2)

Bay Combo Tour - 60 mins (min 2)
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$280.00
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100% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Magnificent ocean views across the Bay of Islands
Duration:
1h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
With azure blue waters, pristine beaches, and over 140 islands; the Bay of Islands is renowned as one of the most beautiful destinations in New Zealand. On this tour, cover more ground as you zip around the bay on a V8 Trike. Drive around Paihia Harbour, Waitangi, and Opua village; stop to take in the views at panoramic viewpoints overlooking the bay; and visit Haruru Falls.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Ride in the back of an open-air V8 Trike
  • Private customizable tour: choice of three different itineraries
  • Choice of departure times available throughout the day
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Ride in the back of an open-air V8 Trike
  • Private customizable tour: choice of three different itineraries
  • Choice of departure times available throughout the day
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 40755P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Local guide
  • Private Trike tour
  • Local Hotel (Paihia) pick up available on 1 hour Combo tours - otherwise outside I-Site, Paihia
  • Hand sanitizer
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Bay of Islands i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, The Wharf, 69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand Outside I-Site, Marsden Road (end of the wharf)
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Must pre-book for Booster seat
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Local guide
  • Private Trike tour
  • Local Hotel (Paihia) pick up available on 1 hour Combo tours - otherwise outside I-Site, Paihia
  • Hand sanitizer
Departure details
  • Bay of Islands i-SITE Visitor Information Centre, The Wharf, 69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand Outside I-Site, Marsden Road (end of the wharf)
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Must pre-book for Booster seat
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bay of Islands i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
    The Wharf, 69 Marsden Road, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
    Outside I-Site, Marsden Road (end of the wharf)
    See address & details
  • 1
    Waitangi Golf Club
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Paihia Harbour
  • 2
    Haruru Falls
    Stop: 2 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Opua Cruising Club Inc
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Silwer W
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
WOW What can we say we had the best time with Daz weaving through the roads up and down hills, all while in complete control of the bike doing 80-100kms with the speed zones. Lots of light banter and info, .... would do it all again in a heartbeat. Just need to go and get my hair surgically placed back where it should be !!! Thanks again. ps we sacrificed the glow worms for this tour .... great choice😜
Written 4 February 2020
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Coastal800904
4 contributions
Jan 2020
My wife was somewhat skeptical when I booked this ride, and her skepticism grew when she saw the trike. However, our driver and guide, Daz, quickly gained her confidence and we had a great ride. The countryside is lovely, and the trike is a great way to see it,
Written 23 January 2020
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Thunder Trike T
Thanks guys! So glad you both enjoyed your tour and your wife was brave enough to go and then she would have been so pleased she did! Regards Denise & Mark
Written 28 January 2020
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AucklandTorro
Auckland43 contributions
Took the 1 hour ride and had the most fun. The perfect mix of Adrenalin rush and safety. 12 year old loved every minute of it especially the acceleration and as speed limits changed!
Feels incredibly safe and the guys are super friendly.
Got a great commentary of the local area.
Highly recommend
Written 31 December 2020
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sez1980au
21 contributions
Oct 2019
We arrived in Paihia when our cruise ship docked, and Thunder Trikes was easily found at the main tours hub. I had my eye on Thunder Trikes for some time as my Husband is a bit of thrill seeker and loves his bikes, but when it came time to book I had missed my window and all tour slots were taken :(
We had no other locked in plans for Paihia, and were just going to meander our way around or book in on something that looked interesting at isite. I decided to take a gamble and just go and ask them if there had been any cancellations or anything that day that we might have been able to book into - talk about luck, as there had been some other travellers on the cruise who were having issues getting off the ship and they had to shuffle some tours around so there was 1 free in an hour. Hubby was over the moon! Both Denise and Mark were pleasant and provided lovely customer service.
We went on the 1 hour combined tour, and it was the best hour ever. Des/Dez was super informative as he drove us around, and always offered us the 'safety' option of tapping him on the shoulder if we ever felt we needed him to slow down (he was always below the speed limit but some people don't feel safe in open vehicle at the posted speed limit) - we told him at the beginning that it was ok, he wouldn't be getting the tap from either of us at any point.
We got to see some amazingly beautiful sights around the island, with plenty of little slow down and stop points to take photos of the scenery.
Best to take a warm jumper as it is quite fresh and no wind protection in the open vehicle. They did have a spare windbreaker jacket that I was able to borrow as well as I hadn't brought a warm jumper because we weren't booked to do the tour, so that was a lovely touch.
Written 28 July 2020
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Thunder Trike T
Thanks guys - so glad you enjoyed your ride and had a blast. It was obviously meant to be! LOL Regards Denise & Mark
Written 30 July 2020
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Josie M
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
Wow!! This is amazing! My partner and I took the 1hr combo and loved every minute. Our driver, Andy, was informative with just the right amount of “dare-devil” to make this a thrilling experience. I will be definitely recommending to everyone (went live on fb on the good parts too so everyone will see!)
Thanks guys and keep up the awesome work!
Written 24 January 2021
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Thunder Trike T
Thanks for your great review - share your video on our fb page would be awesome! Cheers Denise & Mark
Written 25 January 2021
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Allan T
136 contributions
Great asset for Paihia Denise runs a smooth operation and Daz our driver/guide was fantastic.
If you want a thrilling ride by the seat of your pants this is it, the speed limit is maintained throughout but the acceleration, engine sound, wind in your hair and a big sh&$t eating grin on your face, you will get it on this trike.
Thanks Denise, Daz & the team.
Written 22 January 2020
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Ha Ha! Thanks for the great review. So pleased you enjoyed your trike ride! Best Regards Denise & team
Written 22 January 2020
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Bradley R
6 contributions
Dec 2020
Brilliant buzz around the area and commentary of local interest points etc.
These machines certainly get the adrenaline pumping!!
Professionally run operation, really enjoyed the experience....
Well done team Thunder Trike...
Written 16 December 2020
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Thunder Trike T
Thanks so much for your great review! So glad you enjoyed Regards Denise & Mark
Written 17 December 2020
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michael m
Darwin, Australia6 contributions
Mar 2020
Thank you Mark and the crew, amazing experience on the back of the trike.
Highly recommended, ultimate adventure experience. Recommend that you book for an hours ride half wouldn’t be enough to get the full experience. Get to see some awesome views and great tour. and get to feel the power these 5.7 L V8 Tikes produce. Thanks for a great experience.
Kristy and Michael Brisbane
Written 12 March 2020
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Thunder Trike T
Thanks guys, So glad you enjoyed your tour and our little piece of paradise! Regards Denise & Mark
Written 22 March 2020
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Jae
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
Oct 2020
We had a group of 4, so were able to swap trikes at Waitangi Golf Course. Loved, loved, loved the ride. Recommend - don't miss it! Nick and Daz were so funny, informative, learnt more about our local trees in that hour, than in years of schooling.. oh and Mr Asia..! right in Opua..! Yeah that roller coaster trip down from Opua back to Paihia was nearly as good as travelling side by side up the overtaking lane from Haruru Falls.. The speed was so much fun.. Well worth the price - highly recommend.. Such gentlemen with our group of 4 women.. thanks guys we'll be back!!
Written 1 November 2020
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Thunder Trike T
So glad you enjoyed! Super cool fun 😎
Written 9 November 2020
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Vince
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand1 contribution
Feb 2020
I thoroughly enjoyed the ride. My family and I hired both trikes for a ride around Paihia and the area. Both drivers were fun and knowledgeable. I recommend this for anyone as I'm certain others will have as much enjoyment as we did.
Written 14 February 2020
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Thunder Trike T
Oh thanks for your great review! Really is a lot of fun... Regards Denise & Mark
Written 1 March 2020
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mikw483
mikw483
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What a great experience with a very knowledgeable guide/chauffeur (Mark) in Paihia
This morning we had a brilliant tour of the waterfall North East of Paihia, the Treaty grounds and all around Paihi
Hilary K
Hilary K
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Fly like the wind if you want to.
We decided to try the trike tour on our last day and I highly recommend it, it ticked all the boxes - fun, learning
Scenic09978982927
Scenic09978982927
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WOW just WOW
Wow just wow! We had a great time and the trike was awesome. Mark was a cool host/ driver and we were all nice and
Chrissy886
Chrissy886
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Awesome
Was such an awesome experience. My son enjoyed it so much it was all he talked about all night and the next day and
AlisonT864
AlisonT864
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Exhilarating ride and so much fun😀
Excellent ride today with Mark and Daz, great commentary, great sights and the most fun you can have sitting down!
B557DYsamantha
B557DYsamantha
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Awesome!
Awesome people and a great experience! I would recommend to both locals and tourists for a fun day out in the Bay.
jesstE4191CO
jesstE4191CO
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fun
it was super fun and our driver daz was super nice, it was very thrilling and enjoyable, i really enjoyed it
Katherine050712
Katherine050712
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Brilliant!
Fantastic tour! My husband and daughter did the thriller tour. They loved it! Especially the “roller coaster” lots
Shayxarahia
Shayxarahia
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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING EXPERIENCE!
Absolutely amazing experience!! If your thinking of booking a ride, I would say definitely go for it!! Daz is such
suemfletcher
suemfletcher
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Exhilarating ride
My grandson (15yrs) and I thoroughly enjoyed this ride. Exhilarating, as we headed out on the open road towards Har
hanaj1987
hanaj1987
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Awesome experience can't stop smiling since doin it
Awesome experience very informative driver tour guide called Daz. Such an awesome time will recommend
pamelaannen
pamelaannen
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SO DAM COOL 😎 TU MEKE!!!!
Such an awesome experience & with such a knowledgeable driver like DAZ it made it even more memorable. I've lived i
ShahinaOberoi
ShahinaOberoi
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Super activity!
Had a fantastic experience. Superb ride and a great team! Mark was awesome. Highly recommend. Will see you, again,
ItayiRu
ItayiRu
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Mind blowing!
My daughter and I had an awesome experience on 21st December 2021, on the Thriller Tour. We rode with Daz who turne
Tour390068
Tour390068
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Good tour ride
Thanks for the ride! Good fun and scenery and info. Good way to spend half an hour. Saw some sea views and had a go
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