Bay of Islands: Travellers tips

If you’re planning your first first visit to New Zealand, then we have plenty of tips for travellers to make your journey to the Bay of Islands, and your stay at Moon Gate Villa just that little bit more comfortable.

Visiting the Bay of Islands NZ on Waitangi Day: what you need to know.

Visiting the Bay of Islands NZ on Waitangi Day: what you need to know.

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.

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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.

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Travelling from Auckland to Bay of Islands

Our guide for travelling between Auckland and the Bay of Islands is one of our most popular articles. We regularly update to assist our guests to make the most of this enjoyable drive.

Visiting the Bay of Islands NZ on Waitangi Day: what you need to know.

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.

Planning a tour of New Zealand? Know its true size.

The flooding on the North Island this summer has caught many of our guests by surprise. It was a reminder that many self designed intineraries don’t take into account true distances and road conditions in New Zealand, even in summer.  So if you are in the planning stage of your visit to New Zealand, then this post is for you.

Are private wheels essential to visit the Bay of Islands?

This last month has been notable for a number of guests who flew in via Kerikeri (Bay of Islands) airport, to visit the...