Explore Group - Discover the Bay

Cruise and discover the very best of the Bay of Islands. Visit the Hole in the Rock and encounter dolphins!


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Experience the spectacular scenery in an area that is soaked in rich culture and history. Encounter diverse wildlife in their natural surroundings.

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View the iconic Hole in the Rock, meet the local dolphins, visit the stunning Otehei Bay and enjoy time on the beach exploring Urupukapuka Island.

In summer take part in our unique cultural experience during your Urupukapuka Island stop off. Options include a guided culture walk, flax weaving and traditional Maori remedies.

We view dolphins on over 90% of our trips and offer a lifetime dolphin viewing guarantee.


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Physical address

Explore Group - Discover the Bay, Cnr Marsden & Williams Rds, Paihia, Northland, 0200, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
8.30am-5.30pm, 7 days.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
it takes about 20-30 min by car to get to the Kerikeri Airport from Paihia
Proximity to coach terminal:
located at the Paihia Wharf which is where we depart from
Proximity to town:
we are located in the town centre

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $125.00

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Traditional) YES YES
Japanese YES YES

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