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Location and surrounds

Kerikeri is located on the western edge of the Bay of Islands.  Its location among orchards and vineyards offers a relaxed alternative to the tourist centre of Paihia, and more convenient access to northern beaches and day trips to the north, such as Cape Reinga.

Moon Gate Villa is hidden at the end of a 100 meter driveway, just off SH10 and from the main road into Kerikeri. Bay of Islands airport is 3 minutes to the west, and we are only 2 minutes into Kerikeri village.

Look for our road sign just 500 meters past the Makana Chocolate Factory & cafe. We offer free transfers on request for guests arriving by air into Bay of Islands airport (KKE), or Kerikeri coach station, in conjunction with your check-in time.

For full guide for travelling and touring from Auckland and Auckland airport up to the Bay of Islands, please see our guide.

For approximate travel times to local attractions, please see the table below.

Moon Gate Villa

Moon Gate Villa Logo

Makana Chocolates

Walking time

Makana chocolate factory & cafe 4 minutes
 Kauri workshop  4 minutes
 Closest restaurant  10 minutes
 Kerikeri town centre  20 minutes

 Driving time

Kerikeri Village  2 minutes
Kerikeri (Bay of Islands) Airport  3 minutes
Kororipo Heritage Park (Stone Store, Mission House, Rewa’s village)  5 minutes
Rainbow Falls (also Wharepuka, Te Wairere and secret waterfall walking tracks) 10 minutes
Waitangi Treaty Grounds/Paihia  20 minutes

Kauri Cliffs Golf Course

Matauri Bay, Cavalli Islands & northern beaches

25 minutes

27 minutes

Puketi Forests 29 minutes
Whangaroa Harbour 40 minutes
Cape Reinga 2.5 hours
Auckland CBD 3 hours
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