Go on a fantastic day tour from Auckland to the Bay of Islands and Waitangi, the first official government center of New Zealand. The tour starts with a pick up from your hotel. From there, pass through the breathtaking North Shore and Hibiscus Coast, and then arrive at the Waitangi Treaty House - the historic place where the Maori and Europeans signed a treaty formalizing New Zealand's place as part of the British Empire. After that, embark on your Hole in the Rock cruise and discover the 144 islands in Bay of Islands. While on the cruise, head towards Motukakoko (Piercy Island) through the 210 foot hole in a rock formation - hence the tour name - and large enough for a boat to fit right through! Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the bottle-nose dolphins that occasionally like to make an appearance!