Bay of Islands: News & Updates

News about Moon Gate Villa

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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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.

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!

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.