The Rock | Bay of Islads Adventure Cruise

Ultimate Bay of Islands Packing List for The Rock Adventure Cruise

Come prepared for your cruise to the Bay of Islands!


So you’re all booked for The Rock Adventure Cruise in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand and now it’s time to pack your bags and go. The Rock Adventure Cruise is an organized tour around the Bay of Islands which includes accommodations such as cabins and private rooms for guests planning to stay overnight in the Bay of Islands. All meals are inclusive to your booking fee and almost everything you need for the outdoor activities will be provided onboard. 


We’ve compiled a list of things to bring for our guests joining us at The Rock Adventure Cruise to help them prepare for this awesome cruise in the Bay of Islands. We don’t want our guests to come over packed and carry heavy bags on their backs. It’s always better to come prepared so we hope you consider going over this list a few days before your trip to New Zealand’s tropical paradise.  


Things to should consider before packing for your cruise in the Bay of Islands. 

Due to the unpredictable weather in the Bay of Islands, it is best to bring a windproof or waterproof jacket even during summertime.  

Smoking is restricted while hiking mainly in the dry scrub areas. 

Always wear sun protection even during the winter season. Wear a hat when you’re directly exposed under the sun and don’t forget to apply and re-apply sunscreen. Your sunscreen will be an essential part of your trip as you go swimming or kayaking in the Bay of Islands.

Monitor weather conditions and check-in with The Rock crew before you leave for your cruise.

Pack comfortable shoes for hiking ( optional ). 


Things to bring for a cruise at The Rock New Zealand

To be packed in a small overnight backpack

  1. Clothes
  2. 1x short-sleeved top
  3. 1x long-sleeved top
  4. 1x shorts
  5. 1x light wind/rain jacket
  6. 1x underwear
  7. 1x jandals (you probably know as ‘flip flops’)
  8. 1x light jacket (for wind/rain)
  9. togs (what we call your swimsuit!)
  10. pyjamas - no nudie sleeping on The Rock ;)

NOTE: shoes are optional 

Other stuff:

  1. Wallet or money belt
  2. Credit/debit card
  3. Water bottle
  4. Sunglasses & hat
  5. Sunscreen
  6. Insect repellent
  7. Phone & charger

Optional: Camera/GoPro


Nothing! We provide all bed linen, blanket and pillows


Bathroom & Medical

  1. Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  2. Travel towel
  3. Lip balm (optional)
  4. Female sanitary products
  5. Medication


Please let us know BEFORE your cruise if you have any dietary or medical requirements we should know about, thank you. Feel free to read our blogs and Meet the Locals section to familiarize yourself with the Bay of Islands before you go on a cruise with us on The Rock. 


Posted by on April 02, 2018


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