Kerikeri’s B&B Accommodation of Choice

This month regular Air New Zealand customers may have noticed a rather grand article featuring the Bay of Islands – and naming Moon Gate Villa as the  ‘B&B Accommodation of Choice‘,  in their in-flight ‘Kia Ora‘ magazine.  We are really pleased and proud to be highlighted, along with the Duke of Marlborough in Continue reading

No Sky TV? No Problem!
We are often greeted with huge smiles (the ladies) and barely contained disappointment (the guys) when we tell them: 'no - we don't have Sky and Sky Sports channels' available on our in-room TV service. Continue reading

Are private wheels essential to visit the Bay of Islands?

This last month has been notable for a number of guests who flew in via Kerikeri (Bay of Islands) airport, to visit the sights without the use of a private car. So is it feasible?

Sometimes driving on what is the ‘wrong side of the road’ for guests from Europe, Northern America and some parts of Asia can be Continue reading

Winter is Wonderful in the Bay of Islands

I recently asked some Kiwi guests from the South Island, what brought them to Kerikeri and the Bay of Islands in June.  “We were looking for somewhere warmer!” was their quick and to-the-point answer.

All things being equal, we are usually a couple of degrees warmer here than in Auckland, throughout the year. The difference between Far North and Continue reading

Kerikeri’s brand new Temptation

The Makana Chocolate factory has always been a popular spot for our guests to stroll to, and since the opening of the Packhouse Market last year, it makes for a wonderful outing just a handful of meters from our front entrance on a Saturday morning.  Two days ago, Makana opened the doors to its latest creation: the Makana Continue reading