Spend two days experiencing the charm of the Bay of Islands with this overnight tour. Day 1 starts with a pick up from your hotel in Auckland. From there, cross the famous Auckland Harbour Bridge to visit the Waitangi Treaty House. The Waitangi Treaty House is the historic place where the Maori and Europeans signed a treaty formalizing New Zealand's place as part of the British Empire, and the perfect place to start your tour. After a guided tour of the treaty house, visit the town of Russell and learn all about its whaling and political history. Located in the Bay of Islands, Russell was the first capital and sea port of New Zealand. After touring the town, head over to Kingsgate Hotel on the island of Paihia and enjoy the rest of your day relaxing on the waterfront. The next day starts early with a tour of the Bay of Islands. Check in early at the Fullers Tour Office for your Hole in the Rock cruise and discover the highlights of the islands, including Motuakoko (Piercy Island), which has a famous 210 foot hole - tall enough for your boat to cruise through! During the cruise, make sure to have your eyes peeled for some marine life. After, the cruise, enjoy some free time to explore Paihia or relax on the beach. Finally, at 8:00pm, head back to your hotel in Auckland - the end to an exciting and relaxing two day tour.