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Explore Group

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Cnr Marsden & Williams Roads, Paihia 0200, New Zealand
+64 800 365 744
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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 weeks ago via mobile

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Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Kia Ora Kate O. What an amazing review to read, so glad to hear you jumped in the water despite it being the middle of June and experienced swimming with the dolphins! That will be a great story to share with your little one :)...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 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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Kia Ora Jennie B. On behalf of Explore Group I am so happy to hear you had a great time with us, and thanks for taking the time to review your trip with us to let others know. Sorry to hear you were unable to...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

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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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