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Full-Day Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Small-Group Tour

Full-Day Bay of Islands and Glow Worm Caves Small-Group Tour

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When your ship docks in Waitangi Wharf, explore the beautiful Bay of Islands and see the best of New Zealand’s spectacular North Island. Travel through the Bay of Islands with your guide and take in top attractions including Kawakawa and the Kawiti glowworm caves. Explore the Puketi Forest’s rich ecological diversity, sample New Zealand sweet treats at the Makana Chocolate Factory, and gaze out over the Haruru Falls and the Waitangi River.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.31
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$132.31

Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Russell and Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Russell and Waitangi Treaty Grounds

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Experience the very best of the Bay of Islands on this shore excursion, including tours and exploration of Paihia, Russell, Kerikeri, Haruru Falls and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. While your cruise ship is berthed in the Bay of Islands, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Paihia, the beautiful Haruru Falls, and Kerikeri with its historic Mission House and Stone Store. Following your sightseeing tour, your coach will board a vehicle ferry to Russell where you can explore New Zealand's oldest town on foot. You will then return to Paihia via passenger ferry and be transferred to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds with time for lunch (own expense) and a fully guided tour of the grounds and Maori Cultural Performance. Finally you will be transferred back to your cruise ship tenders where your tour will conclude.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.94
From
$113.94

Scenic Escape Private Tour

Scenic Escape Private Tour

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On this half-day private tour of the Bay of Islands you’ll get to travel in a luxury, late-model Jeep Wrangler, for a unique sightseeing experience. Receive personalized attention from your driver and guide, as this tour is just for you and your party. The itinerary is fully customizable, so you can go at your own pace and choose from local historic sites, waterfalls, rainforests, and more.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$143.34
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$143.34
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Parasailing Adventure Over the Bay of Islands

Parasailing Adventure Over the Bay of Islands

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There are few more unique ways to see the Bay of Islands than catching the wind and parasailing high above the water. See the Bay’s towns, forests and islands – all the way out to Cape Brett’s famous Hole in the Rock – from the sky on this aerial adventure. Take to the skies with your friends or family on tandem or triple flights. Your children can even go parasailing – this adventure is suitable for all.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.25
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$75.25

Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

Half-Day Bay of Islands Discovery Tour from Paihia

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Explore subtropical islands, Maori heritage sites and golden beaches on this cruise around the Bay of Islands from Paihia. Soak up the scenery as you float between the bay’s 144 islands, sail straight through the iconic Hole in the Rock (weather permitting) and tuck into a BBQ lunch or dinner at the stunning Otehei Bay on Urupukapuka Island. Along the way, spot dolphins swimming and playing alongside the boat.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$86.00
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$86.00

Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife

Bay of Islands Cruise & Island Tour - Snorkel, Hike, Swim, Paddleboard, Wildlife

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Let seafaring experts show you the best of New Zealand’s Bay of Islands by land and by water on this adventure cruise. With 144 different isles, it can be hard to know where to start, but your captain and crew know all the best spots to swim, snorkel, stand-up paddleboard, and spot marine life. Hop off at two hand-picked islands for a hike to panoramic lookout points and beachside tea with biscuits.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.86
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$80.86

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sailing on 'R. Tucker Thompson' Including BBQ Lunch

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Sail the Bay of Islands on a working tall ship aboard the famed ‘R. Tucker Thompson,’ built in the tradition of a 100-year-old Northland schooner. Ply the waters of the pristine bay, where you can help hoist the sails, climb the rigging or simply relax on board, then swim while anchored in a sheltered bay in the maritime park. Enjoy morning tea and a barbecue lunch, with an optional complimentary ferry ride from Paihia to Russell, where your vessel departs.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$113.95
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$113.95

 Small Group, Day Bay of Islands Sailing Cruise, Aboard Vigilant

Small Group, Day Bay of Islands Sailing Cruise, Aboard Vigilant

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Spend a day cruising through the Bay of Islands aboard a deluxe sailboat that sets sail from Russell. Your captain stops at a picturesque island where you have lunch, and time to snorkel, kayak, swim, and walk to a lookout point. Cruise over to The Black Rocks for photo ops of the volcanic formation, keep an eye out for marine life, and hear commentary from your captain about the region.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.33
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$100.33
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Private Shore Excursion: Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour

Private Shore Excursion: Full-Day Bay of Islands Tour

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This full-day Bay of Islands tour has been especially designed for cruise ship passengers, so you can get the most out of your short time in the area. You can choose to see natural spots like waterfalls and glowworm caves, or sites of historical importance, like the Treaty Grounds at Waitangi. The choice is yours, as this is a private tour just for you and your party.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$227.87
Price varies by group size
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$227.87
Price varies by group size
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Bay of Islands Highlights Tour - With Glow Worm Caves

Bay of Islands Highlights Tour - With Glow Worm Caves

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Create lasting memories on this half-day tour of the Bay of Islands. The Bay of Islands is a popular tourist destination in New Zealand. This guided tour shows you an abundance of breathtaking picturesque views giving you plenty of fantastic photo opportunities. The area is often referred to as “the birthplace of New Zealand”, due to the past events that took place there. These historical events led to the shaping of New Zealand. Your tour will include a Bakery/Café stop for you to grab a coffee or something to eat “on the go”.  This is the perfect trip for all ages, and a great way to see the local highlights without committing to a full day away.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.31
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$132.31

Bay of Islands Skydive from 12,000 ft. with 40-Second Free Fall

Bay of Islands Skydive from 12,000 ft. with 40-Second Free Fall

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Experience 40 seconds of thrilling freefall as you skydive the Bay of Islands, then drift back to earth with views of 144 islands and turquoise water. Jump in tandem with an instructor from 12,000 feet (3,658 mt.), with the option to purchase photos and video footage of your Bay of Islands skydive. This skydive adventure includes pickup and drop-off at locations in central Paihia and Kerikeri.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$235.79
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$235.79
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16500ft Skydive - 70 Seconds of free fall

16500ft Skydive - 70 Seconds of free fall

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For the ultimate adventure in New Zealand, go skydiving above the Bay of Islands. From up to 16,000 feet (4,880 meters) in the air, you'll have up to 70 seconds of free fall as you look down on the 144 islands that make up this region of the North Island.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$307.99
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$307.99

20,000ft Skydive - 85 Seconds of free fall

20,000ft Skydive - 85 Seconds of free fall

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Ever wanted to see The Bay of Islands & not much time to do it? Skydive with us at 20,000ft the HIGHEST in The North (NZ'S HIGH ALTITUDE SKYDIVE),  the only way we know how to do it! The Bay of Islands has 144 islands that simply must be experienced from altitude, not to mention on fantastic days you can see right up to Cape Reinga! Be the envy of family & friends and have the ultimate rush with us, our dedicated team of tandem instructors will be with you every step of the way.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$400.62
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$400.62
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Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sundowner Sailing

Bay of Islands Tall Ship Sundowner Sailing

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This 2-hour experience aboard a tall ship in the Bay of Islands offers a gentle sail in the afternoon. Step aboard the elegant 'R. Tucker Thompson' and enjoy an antipasto platter accompanied by drinks available for purchase at the bar. Round-trip ferry transfer to Russell is included.
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  • 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$48.38
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$48.38
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Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Puketi Rainforest Guided Walk

Bay of Islands Shore Excursion: Puketi Rainforest Guided Walk

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Take a Bay of Islands shore excursion to the Puketi Rainforest for a half-day guided hike from Waitangi Wharf. You’ll follow a moderately strenuous footpath though a subtropical rainforest of lofty kauri trees and pass by cascading waterfalls as your guide shares local knowledge of rare bird and plant species. Enjoy morning tea on this small-group tour, limited to eight people for a personalized experience. Port pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.71
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$129.71
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9000ft Skydive - 20 Seconds of free fall

9000ft Skydive - 20 Seconds of free fall

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Ever wanted to see The Bay of Islands & not much time to do it? Skydive with us at 9,000 ft! The Bay of Islands has 144 islands that simply must be experienced from altitude, not to mention on fantastic days you can see right up to Cape Reinga! Be the envy of family & friends and have the ultimate rush with us, our dedicated team of tandem instructors will be with you every step of the way.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$219.78
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$219.78
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Private Wine Tour in a Mustang or 4x4

Private Wine Tour in a Mustang or 4x4

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The Bay of Islands is not only renowned for its beautiful landscapes and Maori heritage—it’s also home to some of the Northlands most popular vineyards. On this tour, travel in the comfort of a private vehicle and enjoy a customized itinerary as you explore the region’s wineries. Visit up to four different wineries, sample a variety of local wines, and stop at attractions such as Rainbow Falls and the Kerikeri Mission Station along the way.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$143.34
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$143.34
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Scenic Mustang Convertible Tour with Winery Lunch

Scenic Mustang Convertible Tour with Winery Lunch

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Tour the Bay of Islands in style with this private Mustang excursion. Visit some of the most spectacular natural and cultural spots around the bay while enjoy the open-air views from the late model Mustang Convertible. Customize the itinerary to suit your needs, and choose to extend the 4.5-hour tour with wine tastings and lunch at a vineyard if you like.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$193.50
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$193.50
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Pahia Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Bay of Islands Tour

Pahia Shore Excursion: Private Half-Day Bay of Islands Tour

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Enjoy a private half-day sightseeing tour of the Bay of Islands region led by a knowledgeable guide. Personalize the itinerary with options including historical sites like the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, The Stone Store and Kemp House in Kerikeri, and Russell — where Europeans first settled in New Zealand. See St Paul's Anglican Church in Paihia, learn about Maori culture at Rewa‘s Village, and admire natural attractions including marine wildlife, Haruru Falls and Rainbow Falls. Or check out wineries and gourmet shops with handmade treats, fine wine and fresh seafood.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$176.42
Price varies by group size
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$176.42
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Scenic Escape with Winery Lunch

Scenic Escape with Winery Lunch

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To tourists, the Bay of Islands is best known for its beaches and cruises. On this full-day tour, you’ll be able to get out of the area’s tourist hotspots in a luxury Jeep and explore some of its hidden gems. Discover seaside Opua and vibrant Kawakawa, walk between the ancient kaura in Opua Forest, and get stunning photo-ops at Waitangi Valley and Haruru Falls.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$193.50
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$193.50
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Bay of Islands Half-Day Private Tour

Bay of Islands Half-Day Private Tour

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The Bay of Islands encompasses 140 small, mostly undeveloped islands surrounding North Island. Explore a few highlights on this half-day tour with a local guide. Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the site of the first treaty between British settlers and the indigenous Maori people. You’ll also visit Haruru Falls, Kemp House, Rainbow Falls, Rewa‘s Village, the Stone Store, St. James’ Anglican Church, and more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$147.01
Price varies by group size
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$147.01
Price varies by group size
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Scenic Escape with Glow Worm Caves

Scenic Escape with Glow Worm Caves

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Explore the historic Bay of Islands in a luxury, late model Toyota 4x4 SUV with a maximum of 4 passengers in your group. On your private 5.5-hour guided tour you will see historic locations, spectacular waterfalls, panoramic scenery, subtropical rain forests, tiny glow worms in their natural habitat and rural farming areas away from the crowds. Your tour is adaptable with no fixed schedule, allowing you to stop for photos, ask questions, take your time or relax and talk with your local driver.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$198.47
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$198.47
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Half Day Silver Jewellery Class in Historic Russell

Half Day Silver Jewellery Class in Historic Russell

Learn over a few hours the skills to create your own silver jewellery. Set in a studio in park like surrounds with local and international artworks to add inspiration. A hands on class where you will work directly on a piece of sterling silver at an individual workbench. At the end of the class you will have a hand made piece of jewellery to take home.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$147.01
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$147.01
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Giant Kauries and Tiny Glow Worms - Bay of Islands Tour

Giant Kauries and Tiny Glow Worms - Bay of Islands Tour

See some of the natural highlights of the Bay of Islands region on this easy half-day tour—from the very large to the very small. Walk through native forest in search of the mighty kauri tree, and visit glowworm caves to see a natural wonder on the other end of the size scale. This is a handy trip from travelers who are short on time but still want to experience New Zealand’s famous nature.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$191.12
Price varies by group size
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$191.12
Price varies by group size
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