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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Wedding Venues in the Bay of Islands

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With all the facilities and attractions the Bay of Islands has to offer, it's the ideal location for a destination wedding. Many of our guests are here for that very reason, and we’ve taken on board their comments in compiling [...]

Enjoy the Waitangi Experience

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When planning to stay in Paihia, the first place most Kiwis think about visiting is the Waitangi Treaty Ground: the place for all New Zealanders where the nation’s history was first shaped. Walk from North Base to the Treaty Grounds [...]

A Day on the Bay: Urupukapuka

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When we’re able to take a day off, there’s nothing we enjoy more than getting out on the Bay.  Our favourite island destination is Urupukapuka, The Bay’s largest and a Department of Conservation recreation reserve. The indented coastline and undulating [...]

The Paihia – Russell Coastal Walk

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There’s a fascinating walk from North Base that takes you around the coastline, over some hills and across the water by ferry. If you wish, continue all the way to Russell and return on the passenger ferry. It’s a full-day [...]

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