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Cnr Marsden & Williams Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Dolphin Discovery in the Bay of Islands
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Far North New Zealand Tour including 90 Mile Beach and Cape Reinga from Paihia
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Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia
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Looking for a unique way to see the Bay of Islands? Well look no further. The team at Explore Group – Bay of Islands are the ready to show you the best of what Northland has to offer. Our staff are incredibly proud of their backyard and their passion and experience is really what sets us apart. Explore Group is locally owned and managed, with a strong family connection to the Bay of Islands spanning for generations. We are a multi award winning company, recognised for commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism in the local community and wider New Zealand. Come on board and see for yourself. We look forward to providing you some unique experiences in amazing places.
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Cnr Marsden & Williams Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We did the 4 hour Discover The Bay tour and it was incredible. Commodore Gavin, Admiral Andy and Prince Marty were a great team. They made us feel like family and shared a lot of history and information about the islands and wildlife. We saw...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a beautiful late Autumn day we drove the 1 1/4 hours from our B&B in Whangarei with family from Australia to take a cruise out to the Hole in the Rock. We were able to sail through the Hole in the Rock out near...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

This is one of those tours that cannot be matched doing it yourself. The trip on the bus is very pleasant, made great with Daniel’s awesome knowledge of the area and his witty sense of humour. History, events and environmental explanations are all covered (you...More

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ExploreGroup, Marketing Communications Specialist at Explore Group, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Kia Ora Ian F, thanks so much for taking the time to write about your trip with us up North. I'm glad we could offer you an experience you otherwise may not have had. There are so many amazing spots up North, and the history...More

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Kiasululu
26 September 2016|
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Response from MauriceBr | Reviewed this property |
Bay of Islands is a gorgeous area. 7 days might be too much. I do not know if whales will be there in November. Ask local people. Have a nice trip.
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OzAnne1
13 February 2016|
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Response from Trevor F | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there is a booking kiosk near the corner of Williams and Marsden Roads Pahia. They take bookings for the various cruises and activities. The girls there are very friendly and helpful and assisted us to choose the best... More
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mausey
28 October 2015|
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Response from ExploreGroup | Property representative |
Our Bay of Islands cruises depart from Russell and Paihia. All the details are on our website. Search in Google for Explore Group Bay of Islands. Regards the Explore team.
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