The Bay Of Islands

If you haven’t been up this way before, here is a little bit about the area. The Bay of Islands includes the towns of Kerikeri, Paihia, Opua and Russell.


Kerikeri itself is a bustling town with a great selection of cafes & restaurants (at last count there was 27 places where you could a cup of coffee from!). We have 2 large supermarkets, the Packhouse Market on Saturdays, a cinema, a theatre & some fantastic boutique shops. We have just about everything covered for what you would need for a great holiday.  


We have some of the best beaches for walking, surfing & fishing in the local area, with Matauri Bay 20 minutes north and Paihia Beach 35 minutes south.


We are a great location as a base for your exploration for all the Far North has to offer including Cape Reinga, Karikari Penninsula, Mangonui & Coppers Beach, The Hokianga & Russell.

Winter is a great time to visit the ‘Winterless North’. The weather over winter in the north can be gorgeous, with warm t-shirt wearing days and cooler cosy nights. With the heat pump to warm up the bach on those winter nights, we are a perfect place for a winter break.