Travel to the Hokianga Harbour on the West Coast of the North Island, an area of natural beauty. Your first stop is Pioneer Village. Among the exhibits within this 19th Century Northland Village are a courthouse, built in 1862, a charming cottage from 1875, a fully equipped blacksmith shop, 1890s tackhouse and jail, 1919 sawmill, a 1936 fire engine, and a fully restored 1907 Burrell steam locomotive. Next, explore the Waipoua Forest featuring Tane Mahuta or “Lord of the Forest,” which is estimated to be 1,200 years old and at 52 meters, is the largest remaining kauri tree in the country. Then stop for a delicious lunch before returning to your ship.
Great photo opportunities of Tane Mahuta, the largest of the remaining kauri trees in New Zealand.
Morning tea will be available at the Pioneer Village. Lunch will be served at a local hotel near the entrance to the Hokianga Harbour.
This tour operates in a motorcoach with a driver/guide.The Begonia House at Pioneer Village is in season from approximately mid-January to mid-April each year. Please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes and clothing suited to the weather conditions.All tour times are subject to changes.