Bay of Islands: Māori Culture and History

Aotearoa New Zealand’s birth as a modern country starts here in the Far North, and the Bay of Islands is rich in Māori cultural and historic places.  Kerikeri is home to New Zealand’s oldest European buildings, and the Waitangi Treaty Grounds is where is all begin.

About Moon Gate Villa

Located in New Zealand's oldest European settlement, Moon Gate Villa is a 5-star, Quality Assessed Bed & Breakfast lodge located in Kerikeri, Bay of Islands New Zealand.

Recent news


The new Waitangi museum – a true ‘taonga’

Te Kōngahu – the new Treaty of Waitangi museum opened its doors to the public on the 8th February 2016, and is truly a new ‘taonga’ for the Bay of Islands and New Zealand; much deserved of a visit.

Of Māoris and Missionaries

We love to recommend themes for guests along their interests for day trips, and one of our favourites is the Bay of Islands’ Missionary Trail.