Bay of Islands: Moon Gate Villa

Moon Gate Villa is one of the Bay of Islands’ finest, hosted accommodation. Discover more about our gardens, our accommodation and our services.

Necessity is the Mother of Completion.

Necessity is the Mother of Completion.

Here at Moon Gate, Rob has been pottering away at an online version of our guest information for longer than he cares to admit. The need to ensure our guest rooms were extra spic and span meant that Rob needed his little online compendium project to move from ‘work in progress’ to ‘done and dusted’ quick smart.

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Living in lockdown at Moon Gate Villa

Living in lockdown at Moon Gate Villa

The world of Moon Gate Villa was turned upside down when within a week New Zealand’s borders were closed, our guests all departed and we had 2 days to get ourselves and our lives in order before embarking on four weeks of lockdown in a bid to stamp out Covid-19. Here’s how it all unfolded.

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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


Travellers’ Choice – Best of the Best 2023

We are ecstatic to have received Tripadvisor’s top 1% hotels award – Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best 2023. We have been awarded the “Certificate of Excellent/Travellers’ Choice” award every year since we opened.

Garden Safari 2022

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?

Hints of spring

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.

It’s a dog’s life..

We often travel with our two dogs ourselves and we know it can be hard to find somewhere nice to stay – along with your fur baby. They deserve 5 star treament too!