A luxury retreat in the heart of the Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands, a water wonderland which is made up of 144 untouched islands. With a subtropical climate, it is a favourite place for locals in the summertime. To explore the natural beauty, it is best to charter a yacht, do one of the daily boat trips or rent a kayak.

Animal lovers will find penguins, dolphins, marlins, whales and many other species. There are an array of hiking trails to soak up the views, including Haruru Falls. The Bay of Islands is also a birthplace of Maori culture. Here, you can see and learn all about the history, legends and customs of the local Maori.

A haven. Rest, relax & revive

With uninterrupted views across the Victoria Channel towards Russell, Black Rocks, Moturoa Island and beyond. The extensive use of native timber and floor-to-ceiling windows blends in with the surrounding native bush. Take full advantage of the views.

Just five minutes drive from the bustling town centre of Paihia, with many local cafes and restaurants to discover. With many years of experience operating award-winning lodges in both Australia and New Zealand, your host has a love for food. Here, you can fresh produce sourced locally and, wherever possible, from Certified Organic growers.

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