A guide for international visitors, Waitangi Day is a significant day in New Zealand’s history. Celebrated annually on February 6th, it commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the country’s founding document. The Bay of Islands is a popular destination for visitors on this day, as it is the location where the treaty was signed.
Bay of Islands: Activities
Swim, dive, or sail the Bay of Islands. Find a beach to yourself on Northland’s spectacular coastline. Take a walk through our giant kauri tree forests, or take our walking trails to one of Kerikeri’s five waterfalls. Things to see, do and discover whilst staying at Moon Gate Villa.
If you’re a golf enthusiast planning a trip to the land of the long white cloud, you’re in for a treat, especially if you find yourself in Northland and the Bay of Islands. With its lush landscapes, stunning coastlines, and a golf scene that’s nothing short of spectacular, Northland is a golfer’s paradise waiting to be explored.
The Bay of Islands is considered the birthplace of modern New Zealand, and events in Kerikeri, Waitangi and Russell shaped the famous Treaty, and early European engagement with Maori.
Whether your passion is to stay firmly above the waterline, to surf and swim the surface, or dive deep beneath the waves; you’ll find superb places in the Bay of Islands and surrounds. Travel the coast north from Kerikeri a little, to discover an endless choice of bays and beaches.
Giant kauri tree forests, gentle rambles alongside waterfalls, spectacular day walks along clifftop overlooking the Islands and Pacific Ocean. For lovers of nature, Bay of Islands New Zealand has walking tracks to suit all ages and levels of fitness.
Moon Gate Villa is within 30 minutes drive of 5 courses, including proximity to some of the world’s best. The Far North of New Zealand a perfect place for golf, so why not consider a stay at Moon Gate so you are within an easy reach on your golfing holiday?
This year we were a featured garden in the 2022 Kerikeri Garden Safari. This saw us preparing our gardens from mid-winter, so be ready for a stunning display for the last weekend of October. Was it all worth it?
As we near September and the days start getting longer, clear blue skies remind us that Spring is just around the corner. Piwakakwakas (fantails) dance on the lawns and scold us from their nests in the trees.
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