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The perfect place to anchor! Call 0800 505 100 2 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Fullers GreatSights Tours

The Bay of Islands is the perfect year-round destination for an unforgettable holiday. Fullers offer the most extensive sight seeing options in the Bay of Islands. Explore the subtropical area with a marine cruise or scenic tour.

As booking agents, we are able to offer 10% discount when you book through us.


Greate Sights - Cream Trip

Fuller’s GreatSights: Cream Trip – Day in The Bay

Operates Oct-April

Take part in the Bay of Islands most famous cruise. The “Cream Trip” began in 1927 and remains a popular cruise with tourists today. You will have a full Day in the Bay including dolphin encounters and swimming (additional fees apply), discovering the Hole in the Rock, delivering mail, boom netting , Island stopover for lunch and learning the history of the Bay of Islands through informative and interactive commentary.

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Geat Sights - Dolphin Cruise

Fuller’s GreatSights: Dolphin Cruise to the Hole in the Rock

Operates Year round daily at 9am and 1:30pm

Cruise through the sheltered waters of the Bay of Islands on Dolphin Seeker, our purpose built dolphin and whale watching catamaran. Cruise past many of the 144 islands and take in the sights of the Hole in the Rock and the rich history and scenery that makes up the bay of Islands. As a bonus a free ferry ticket is included to extend your day

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Travel to the Hokianga

Fuller’s GreatSights: Giants & Glow Worms

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 8.00am – 4.00pm

Discover the hidden nature of Northland with its wealth of untold stories and a culture deeply rooted in nature. Travel to the West Coast where you will meet your local Māori guide who will take you into the ancient forest to see the oldest and most sacred living giant kauri tree in NZ. Through waiata (song) and interpretation discover why Māori believe that this mighty giant is Tane Mahuta, the Lord of the Forest. Spend some time in the seaside village of Opononi before settling back as we follow the historical trading trail. End your day at the Kawiti family glow worm caves where the lights of glow worms will surround you amongst amazing stalactites and stalagmites

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Great Sights - Cape Reinga Tour

Fuller’s GreatSights: Cape Reinga Wanderer Day Tour

Operates year round

A visit to New Zealand is not complete without a journey to the very top of the North Island – Cape Reinga (Te Rerenga Wairua). Uncover the wild beauty of this vast and untouched region, rich in Maori culture and tradition, on a full-day return tour from Paihia or Kerikeri. Experience the thrill of driving along 90 mile beach and sand boarding on the giant dunes

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Great Sights - Tucker Thompson Cruise    

Fuller’s GreatSights: Sail on the tall ship R. Tucker Thompson

Operates year round

Experience the Bay of Islands the old-fashioned way with a cruise on the R. Tucker Thompson, a traditional gaff-rigged schooner with her own unique history.

On the Full Day Sail, be as active as you like – take the helm, help set the sails, ride the bowsprit and climb the rigging – or simply relax while the crew command this impressive ship as she sails across the Bay.

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Great Sights - Explore historic Russell

Fuller’s GreatSights: Explore Russell

Operates year round

Experience New Zealand’s past and present on a mini-tour of this historic town

Known until the early 1840s as Kororāreka, Russell was the first town and sea port in New Zealand. The Bay of Islands offered a safe anchorage and by the 1830s Russell had become a lawless trading centre where whalers, seafarers and merchants mixed with adventurers, deserters and escaped convicts from Australia.

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Great Sights - Tour Combo

Fuller’s GreatSights: Great value Combo Tour

Operates year round

EChoose your cruise. Book Cape Reinga and either of our half day or full day cruises together and save!

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