Our Blog2020-07-19T23:51:33+12:00

Short articles of interest to people visiting the Bay of Islands and the surrounding area.  Through our accounts of popular activities in the region and local events that draw visitors from near and far, find out why we love living in this part of New Zealand and enjoy sharing the Northland experience with our guests.

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Kerikeri River Track 

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A walk along the Kerikeri River Track is well worth the diversion when visiting Kemp House and the Stone Store, or on a separate half-day excursion. The full track is an easy 1 hour 30 minute walk each way through [...]

Waitangi – Haruru Falls walk

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Probably Paihia’s most popular local track, this family-friendly walk takes you along the Waitangi River from the carpark opposite the Treaty Grounds to the Haruru Falls that are spectacular after heavy rain. Waitangi to Haruru Falls is a ‘go to’ [...]

Dogs on holiday: it’s ok at North Base

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We’re seeing a growing trend in guests wishing to bring the pet dog along on holiday. Apparently we’re not alone in witnessing the trend, and in fact it’s a national phenomenon. That’s fine with us; we’re dog lovers ourselves and [...]

Dive into Northland’s Underwater World

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Paihia offers all the facilities and services that diving enthusiasts require. And it’s the ideal base for exploration of Northland’s top underwater attractions. Just 45 minutes’ drive north of Paihia is Matauri Bay and the Rainbow Warrior wreck, one of [...]

Ride Waitangi Mountain Bike Park

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Bring your bikes to North Base or hire them from one of several local outlets. Then set out for the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park, with a wide variety of trails to match the abilities of every rider in the family. WMBP [...]

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