The Cream Trip
Tour Details & Highlights
Explore the Bay of Islands on the cruise that started it all! Stop on a secluded island and travel to the famous Hole in the Rock. View dolphins or boom net alongside the vessel. The Cream Trip is the perfect cruise for nature lovers, and the most extensive historical cruise in the Bay.
Adult Regular price
Full day tour
Meet the giant kauri tree Tāne Mahuta in the Waipoua Forest
Dolphin viewing
Hear Māori waiata (songs), myths and legends
Child Regular price
See the Hole in the Rock
Island stopover, island deliveries
The Black Rocks and Marsden Cross
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The Cream Trip Tour
In 1927, Albert Ernest Fuller acquired a delivery route around the Bay of Islands known as the Cream Trip. Locals and visitors began to come along for the ride, and tourism in the Bay of Islands was born.

Today we still follow the original Cream Trip route, delivering mail and supplies to island residents and showing you the best of the Bay on a relaxed day-long cruise. This is the perfect cruise for nature lovers, and the most extensive historical cruise offered in the Bay of Islands.

Enjoy stunning views of the islands as we travel out through the islands on our new vessel Te Maki, making deliveries on our way. On arrival at Cape Brett Lighthouse, the farthest post of the original Cream Trip, we take you through the stunning Hole in the Rock at Motukokako Island. You'll also see the impressive Black Rocks and Marsden Cross, where the first Christian sermon in New Zealand was held in 1814.

See dolphins in their natural environment – it's a life-changing experience! Alternatively try boom-netting, hanging on to the net as we glide through the water.

Spend some time at Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka island - relax on the beach, head up to the viewing point for a breathtaking outlook, and grab a snack at the island's cafe. Ninety years on, the Cream Trip cruise is still the best way to see the Bay.
Useful Info
Cancel or change your booking any time before 6pm on the day before departure - no cancellation fees!
Please report 15 minutes before departure.
Your hat, sunscreen, camera, walking shoes and a jacket.
A full commentary is provided by your driver and guides. The Māori language is spoken at key points throughout the journey, with English interpretation provided.
You can buy hot and cold drinks and limited cold food on board, and grab a snack at the cafe on Urupukapuka Island. You can also pre-book a lunch through us, or bring your own.
The Beginnings
The Cream Trip + Cape Reinga + Russell Passenger Ferry

Combine two unforgettable full-day experiences with our action-packed Beginnings combo. Enjoy a day on the water with the most comprehensive boat cruise in the Bay of Islands, soaking up the surrounding beauty and history of the area. Take to the roads and discover the Far North on an exciting day tour to Cape Reinga.
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Follow the original Cream Trip route and see the best of the Bay. A must-do since 1927.
About us
Bounty Motel Paihia in the Heart of the Bay of Islands. Easy walking to Shops,Tour Boats. One block back from waterfront.
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10% discount for all GreatSights Tours
100 meters from the ocean
Free unlimited WIFI
Laundry and luggage storage facilities facilities
Paul Rowland
Bounty Motel
Phone: 0800399233
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