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The Bay of Islands has a traditional history which holds that around 700 years ago, one of the large Maori canoes which journeyed to New Zealand from Hawiki, was sailed to the Bay Of Islands by Puhi, a founding father of the Ngapuhi Iwi (tribe).
The first European to visit the area was Captain Cook, who named the region in 1769. The Bay of Islands was the first area in New Zealand to be settled by Europeans. Whalers arrived towards the end of the 18th century, while the first missionaries settled in 1814. The settlement of Okiato was the first Capital of New Zealand.
Today the Bay of Islands is the big game fishing capital of New Zealand so have a go or just relax on the beach and watch the boats come and go.
Stroll along the magical waterfront of Russell and imagine the hurly burly pioneer days. Don’t miss the Mission House at Waimate North, the Stone House at Kerikeri or, of course, the fabulous grounds, setting and historical significance of the Waitangi Treaty House and Grounds.
Russell B&B, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $180 to $300 per couple
Our private beach, 7 minutes from Russell.
Three boutique water front cottages with sea views. All are private with wide sunny decks. Luxury breakfasts or self catering option. A well equipped kitchenette in every cottage. Free use of kayaks, row boat and Wifi. Designed for couples but children also welcome.
Mobile (and SMS): +64272515291
Address: 92A Te Wahapu Road
Prices from $199 to $369 per couple
Heart of the Bay of Islands, Northland,
Sleep in the curl of Cupid's bow! Moon Gate Villa offers stylish and unique accommodation surrounded by secluded gardens, waterfalls and reflective pools. All suites offer super-king beds, Egyptian cotton sheets, WIFI, in-house movies and garden access to the heated pool.
Phone: 09 929 5921
Freephone: 0800 00 3550
Mobile (and SMS): 022 079 0210
Address: 462 Kerikeri Road
Prices from $195 to $310 per couple
3 hours from Auckland. Kerikeri airport 1 hr. Paihia 20mins
• Unique in the Bay of Islands • Historic, character filled house • Boutique B&B • Glorious water views • Delicious, healthy home-made breakfasts • Free internet & wi-fi • Short stroll to Russell village centre & wharf • Leave your car, walk everywhere • Excellent reviews on Trip Advisor
Phone: +64 9 403 7756
Mobile (and SMS): 027 310 0448
Address: 10 Florance Avenue
Kerikeri B&B, Homestay, Farmstay, Vineyard, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $130 to $180 per couple
10 km from Waipapa, 20 from Kerikeri, 90km from Wangarei
Prices from $150 to $250 per couple
Russell 6mins, Paihia 15mins, Kerekeri 45mins, Whangarei 75mins. Beach 3minswalk
Quiet and very peaceful. Set at the edge of a reserve with views over Pipiroa bay. The room has a generous en-suite, dining area and settee. It has its own deck with BBQ. Independent ground floor access. Air conditioning, kettle, toaster, fridge, Tv with netflix and Wifi. Simple breakfast included.
Phone: 09 4037695
Mobile (and SMS): 0277126008
Address: 10 James Clendon Place, Okiato (Russell)
Prices from $195 to $320 per couple
Auckland 3 1/2 hours, Kerikeri Airport 1 Hour, Ferry 9kms
•Historic 100 year villa and guest cottage 2 minutes walk from village, restaurants and beach yet totally private and secluded •Fabulous sea views across the Bay from your suite or your verandah •Delicious home cooked breakfasts •Free Wifi Internet •
Phone: 09 403 8845
Freephone: 0800 54 64 34
Mobile (and SMS): 021 117 4780
Address: 2 Little Queen Street, Russell, Bay of Islands, Northland
Kerikeri B&B, Homestay, Farmstay
Prices from $159 to $325 per couple
Kerikeri & Airport 10 mins drive, Paihia & Waitangi 25 mins, Auckland 3.5 hrs.
Luxury Bed & Breakfast/Boutique Lodge Accommodation in the Bay of Islands. Set in 2 hectares of idyllic gardens, close to vibrant Kerikeri, we are your ideal Northland holiday destination. Pamper yourself with 5 star elegance in our two suites with private facilities - relax and enjoy!
Phone: 9 887 4234
Mobile (and SMS): 027 554 9999
Address: 122 Koropewa Road, Waipapa
Prices from $145 to $299 per couple
Haruru Falls an amazing & peaceful sea-view.
Breath-taking Sea & Island Views, Peace & quiet, Cooked Breakfasts to order served by your host, 3 luxury en-suite rooms, room 1-1st floor elevated sea views, Rooms 2 & 3 with spa pools & garden on your own deck with private entrances. 3 off road parking spaces. Free WiFi throughout.
Phone: 0064 211348010
Mobile (and SMS): 0211348010
Address: 24 Goffe Drive, Haruru Falls
Prices from $178 to $230 per couple
Central to Bay Of Islands. Walking distance to restaurants and historic park.
A new (2006) architecturally designed lodge with your privacy in mind. Three suites with own decks. Water and bush views. Great location. Walking distance to Historic Stone Store, the “Pear Tree Restaurant” on the water, “Food at Wharepuke” and to town. A bush bath and pizzas by prior arrang
Phone: 09 407 6693
Mobile (and SMS): 0272330602
Address: 201 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri
Prices from $200 to $315 per couple
39 Bayview Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands
Allegra House is conveniently located in central Paihia - the heart of the Bay of Islands, overlooking the wharf, shops, restaurants and beach and surrounded by native bush. Our purpose built rooms are light and spacious with modern style, quality furniture and fittings.
Mobile (and SMS): 0211241250
Address: 39 Bayview Road
Prices from $175 to $275 per couple
500 metres from the Paihia village centre
Located in central Paihia above the main village. Decks of Paihia is operated by Philip & Wendy offering high quality guest rooms stylishly furnished. All rooms have heating/aircon, fridge, tea/coffee making and quality ensuite bathrooms. Swimming pool/decks/free in room wireless internet.
Phone: 09 402 6146
Mobile (and SMS): 0212787558
Address: 69 School Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands
Prices from $300 to $450 per couple
Paihia, Northland, New Zealand
A luxury bed & breakfast located only a 10 minute walk from heart of Paihia. Each room is accessed by its own private staircase, and opens onto its own terrace, where a Spa reserved for your exclusive use and your breakfast table overlook a breath-taking ocean and island view.
Phone: 09 402 6711
Address: 11 Sullivans Road, Paihia
Prices from $240 to $305 per couple
7 minutes drive from Paihia waterfront ; 15 Min from Keri Keri Airport.
Te Awa Lodge is a luxury Qualmark Four Star Plus guest retreat situated on the banks of the Waitangi River . Located 6 km from Paihia, the Bay's famous water sports, boat cruises, helicopter flights and award winning restaurants are a short 5 minute drive. Amazing views with charming hosts.
Phone: 09 402 8007
Mobile (and SMS): 021354435
Address: 624 Puketona Rd, Paihia
Russell B&B, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $275 to $350 per couple
Bellrock is 400 m away from the waterfront.
Each room has a stunning view over the village of Russell and the bay. Short stroll to the village and wharf. Spacious luxury en suite rooms with air conditioning fully equipped kitchenette, private patio, private entrance. Off street parking and free WiFi. Self catering.
Phone: 09 403 7422
Mobile (and SMS): 021613795
Address: 22 Chapel Street, Russell , Bay of Islands