Posted January 5th, 2018, 04:03 PM
Heading to NZ on HAL Noordam in March. Have excursions picked out for all stops except Bay of Islands. There's a lot to do there, but nothing jumping out at me. Reluctant to go with full-day on bus or full-day on boat. Anyone got suggestions?
If you are looking for a relaxing day you could take the shuttle ashore. It will land you at Waitangi and from there its just a short walk to the Treaty Grounds where you can take the guided tour. From Waitangi the ships shuttle will take you along the bay to Paihia, ( a pleasant 20 minute walk if you prefer) . Then take the ferry over to historic Russell then back to Paihia .