Tourism operator Explore Group is launching new expedition-style cruises on the Hauraki Gulf to meet demand for Kiwis holidaying closer to home this summer.
Despite the uncertainty created by Delta and alert level changes, William Goodfellow, Explore managing director, says the company sees an opportunity to grow tourism experiences in Auckland and on the Gulf.
Explore Group has purchased Fullers Great Sights operation in the Bay of Islands as the first part of a wider expansion plan for the business including growth in Auckland and Australia.
Explore will take over Fullers Great Sights Bay of Islands on 31 July. This includes tour experiences such as the Cream Trip that takes in The Hole In the Rock and Urupukapuka Island.