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From Paihia or Russell: Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

1. From Paihia or Russell: Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise

Board your vessel in Paihia or Russell and glide out through the islands. Cruise along the Rakaumangamanga Peninsula to Cape Brett, where a historic lighthouse watches over the famous ‘Hole in the Rock’.  The natural sculpture, one of New Zealand's most popular attractions, was created from centuries of sea and wind erosion. According to Maori legend, local warriors paddled through the Hole in the Rock in their canoes before departing for battle. Drops of water from the cave roof were a good omen. Take in the Grand Cathedral Cave before heading back into the bay. Keep an eye out for common and bottlenose dolphins, whales, and other marine life.  Cruise in comfort aboard the Dolphin Seeker with indoor and outdoor seating and the Bay of Island's largest outdoor viewing decks. Treat yourself to snacks and a licensed bar on board, or enjoy the Otehei Bar Café and Bar on Urupukapuka Island.

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What people are saying about Paihia

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Amazing tour, Same as shown online on Getyourguide website. Tour guide was really good, Dolphin and Hole in the rock experience was unforgettable.

Loved seeing dolphins and swimming at Otehei Bay, as well as going through the Hole in the Rock!

Great trip. Guide was informative and knowledgeable. Enjoyed his humour too.

The vista that that is Paihia/Russell and including Rock Dolphin Cruise

Detailed information on each place on the tour. Worth it.