ROGUE EScAPE TOURS
Escape into the real Far North. Ideal as a cruise ship shore excursion or for those who are limited in their time and wanting to see the sights of Northland that are Beyond the Ordinary. Additional options of glow worm caves tour and winery lunch are available.
- Kerikeri Stone Store
- Rainbow Falls
- Puketi Kauri Forest*
- Whangaroa Harbour**
- Kawakawa train town
- Hundertwasser art toilets
- Historic seaside port of Opua
- Haruru Falls (Horseshoe Falls)
- Waitangi, Bay of Islands lookout
- Farming and forested countryside
- Unsealed roads off the beaten track*
- Conversations with your local driver
- Optional wine tasting and winery lunch
- Optional Kawiti Family Glow Worm Caves
* 4X4 only (due to unsealed roads)
** Mustang only (instead of the forest)
With elements of history, scenery, nature and contemporary life the Rogue Escapes are ideal to get a feel of what the real Far North is all about. We designed these tours to get the best smiles per mile by minimising the driving between stops, with enough flexibility to allow for changes on the day if you have a specific request, be it adding a stop at a food market, souvenir shop, or for a coffee (we know where the good stuff is!)
If you choose the Mustang rather than a Jeep or Toyota 4X4 we will visit the stunning Whangaroa Harbour instead of the Puketi Forest; the Mustang’s tyres are not happy with the unsealed access roads.
Lunch option – Add a winery meal at the award-winning Marsden Estate vineyard. Here you will be treated to a wine tasting and a sumptuous antipasto platter, both included in the lunch option price. Additional alcoholic beverages and wine purchases will be at your cost.
Caves option – Includes a 45-minute guided walking tour of the Kawiti Family Glow Worm Caves. Witness the tiny glowing worms overhead while listening to the history of the caves as told by the Māori family. Includes steps, stairs, darkness and cool temperatures.
The Jeeps or Toyota 4X4 can cater for up to four passengers each, and the Mustang can carry three passengers. If both of our guides are available, we can cater for groups of up to seven or eight. Simply book two tours and you can swap between vehicles on the day if you want.
We pickup from the Paihia Wharf Maritime Building car park, cruise ship tender jetty, or if preferred, from your local accommodation in Paihia, Opua or Russell. Request location at time of booking.
ROGUE EScAPE TOURS
4.5 Hour Tour Pricing
Group of 1 = $560NZ ($560 pp)
Group of 2 = $580NZ ($290 pp)
Group of 3 = $600NZ ($200 pp)
Group of 4 = $620NZ ($155 pp)
Lunch Option = Add $120 + $40pp
Caves Option = Add $120 + $30pp
Each option adds one hour to the tour