Kerikeri & the Bay of Islands

What to see and do
Sail in, on and under the water amongst our 144 islands! Stand in awe of ancient Kauri forests; watch whales & dolphins – and maybe swim amongst them! Experience a traditional Maori welcome (powhiri) whilst discovering the uniqueness of New Zealand’s dual language and culture. Or just find a beach to yourself along the most spectacular coastline New Zealand has to offer. Kerikeri is considered ‘the cradle of the nation’ and the site of the earliest European settlement, boasting New Zealand’s oldest buildings.  We are perfectly located for exploring the Far North of New Zealand.  Coaches collect guests from our front entrance for tours to Cape Reinga and the Bay itself. At the end of the day; take a stroll to our nearby restaurants, or simply enjoy food and wine overlooking our superb grounds and gardens.
Waka at Waitangi

Discover Maori culture & history

The Bay of Islands is considered the birthplace of modern New Zealand. The Far North is one of the best places to explore Maori culture. Read more…
Matauri Bay

Explore the Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands sailing and cruises.  Activities for all ages – swim, dive, surf, parasailing, kayak or watch the sun set from the deck of a tall ship. Read more..
Wairere boulders

Nature walks for young and old

Spectacular cliffs walks, native Kauri forests, waterfalls, endless beaches. If you enjoy forest and bush walking , there’s a nature walk for all ages. Read more..
Waka at Waitangi

Play NZ's finest golf courses

Blessed with New Zealand’s finest golf courses, we also enjoy weather and temperatures that makes them playable all year round. Read more..
Marsden Estate winery

Discover our Wine and Food

The Bay of Islands ‘little vineyards’ offer unique regional wines. Take time out to sample our award-winning Chardonnay and Chambourcin.
Cape Reinga

Explore the top of New Zealand

Take a trip up to the most northern tip of New Zealand, to the place where Maori believe the souls of the departed leave the earth. Read more..