Ted Tour.

Bay of Islands  -  from 1 Mar to 4 Mar 2021


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Event Details

This is your chance to join Sir Graham and Lady Raewyn Henry in the Bay of Islands as they share this beautiful slice of Kiwi paradise with old friends and new.

We’ll spend three nights staying at the iconic Duke of Marlborough Hotel on the Russell waterfront. Holding New Zealand's first liquor licence, this historical beauty has been lovingly restored and offers a great place to relax and unwind.

Get to know the group better on the first evening with a private dinner at Charlotte’s Kitchen on the wharf at Paihia.

The following day, after breakfast at The Duke, we’ll head off on a privately- chartered boat to explore this unmissable part of New Zealand, cruising through a number of islands in the bay, with a stop at the gorgeous Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. Weather permitting, we’ll also head out to Cape Brett Peninsula and the famous Hole in the Rock.

On Wednesday we’ll head by boat across to Waitangi and the Treaty Grounds. After a short private tour, you’ll have time at leisure to explore the grounds, before enjoying a casual lunch on the hill overlooking the bay, followed by a private Powhiri and cultural performance.

Our final group “Rascals & Reprobates” dinner on-site at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel will begin with drinks in the Garden Bar before a three-course dinner on the terrace.

Rooms at The Duke are limited and allocated in order of bookings made.

Get in touch today to find out more or book your spot today.

What's included

  • Tour hosted by Sir Graham and Lady Raewyn Henry
  • Three nights’ accommodation at The Duke of Marlborough Hotel (Monday 01 March to Thursday 04 March)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Three-course group dinner at Charlotte’s Kitchen in Paihia including selected beverages (includes ferry transfers from Russell)
  • Full-day privately-chartered Bay of Islands boat trip, including lunch (cash bar)
  • Visit to Waitangi Treaty Grounds including private Powhiri and cultural performance, and grazing lunch including selected beverages (includes ferry transfers from Russell)
  • Three-course “Rascals & Reprobates” group dinner at The Duke of Marlborough, including selected beverages

  • Please note that you will need to make your own way to and from Russell.

    Additional Information

    From Auckland CBD: Russell is approx. 3hr 45min drive via SH1, SH11 and the Opua Vehicle Ferry.

    From Kerikeri Airport: Russell is approx. 1hr 15min drive via SH10, SH11 and the Opua Vehicle Ferry.

    The Opua Vehicle Ferry is a regular, efficient service that runs from Opua (near Paihia) to Okiato (near Russell). The journey only takes 10min, with departures approximately every 10min.

    Parking is available free of charge at The Duke of Marlborough for guests.

    We can assist with flight and car hire options for both Kerikeri and Auckland. Contact the team today by emailing team@fortisevents.co.nz or phoning 09 979 5080 for more details.