Author: Mojo & Rocky

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 Russell. It’s a great read, focusing on tying together the historic threads between Russell, Waitangi and Kerikeri – New Zealand’s earliest european settlement and of course the home of the historic Treaty of Waitangi. If you don’t have a copy of October 2016 ‘Kia Ora’ magazine...

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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.

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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 quite intimidating. Add to this the fact you may well be a little jetlagged on the first few days of your visit, and we well understand a decision to avoid driving! We offer free transfers from the airport, so getting to...

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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 the South Island however is even more dramatic during the winter months. We have up to one and a half hours more daylight than the south, as well as temperatures in the mid to high teens, sometimes tipping over the 20C...

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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 Chocolate Cafe.  As elegant as it is tempting,  inside you can feast not only on their chocolate treats, but also a delicious selection of pastries and their own gelato. We couldn’t resist snapping a few photos to share with you.  And I doubt...

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RSS Bay of Islands upcoming Events

  • Breakfast With Cars 4 February, 2018
    Public display of cars of interest classics, vintage, sports cars, hot rods, electric cars, motorbikes.Paihia | Sunday, 1 October 2017 - Sunday, 1 April 2018
  • HMNZS Otago: Open Day 4 February, 2018
    HMNZS Otago is one of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s two Offshore Patrol Vessels. The ship is coming to the Bay of Islands for Waitangi Day celebrations and this is a rare opportunity for you to have a good look over one ...Paihia | Sunday, 4 February 2018
  • Spirit of Adventure Trust - Adult Coastal Opua 3 February, 2018
    A tall ship sailing experience like no other! Did you miss out on taking part in a Spirit of Adventure voyage in your younger days? Perhaps you’ve always wanted to sail on a tall ship or simply try dipping your toes ...Paihia | Saturday, 3 February 2018
  • Spirit of New Zealand - Opua Bay of Islands Full Day Sail 3 February, 2018
    We invite the public for a full day sailing from Opua around the spectacular Bay of Islands. Experience a full day sailing our iconic tall ship with family, friends and co- workers. Get involved pulling ropes or ...Paihia | Saturday, 3 February 2018
  • Friday Social - Live Music by Asch Rose 2 February, 2018
    Summer is officially here and so is the talented Asch Rose. Soak up the sun and chilled out vibes while enjoying a glass of something cold!Paihia | Friday, 5 January 2018 - Friday, 2 March 2018
  • Power Flow Yoga 30 January, 2018
    Come and join us for Power Flow on the grass! Every Tuesday at 9am. A more dynamic, challenging class, working on building strength & flexibility. This Class is designed for yogis with some previous experience ...Paihia | Tuesday, 19 December 2017 - Tuesday, 27 February 2018
  • Salsa On the Seaside 29 January, 2018
    Gustavo and his team are back to entertain and educate you in the art of salsa dancing! Join him on the deck as he shares his knowledge with us every Monday evening.Paihia | Monday, 13 November 2017 - Monday, 29 January 2018
  • Jam Night 28 January, 2018
    Come and jam with the best of Northland's musicians, a range of musical instruments are available.Paihia | Sunday, 7 January 2018 - Sunday, 4 March 2018
  • Sunday Jam Session 28 January, 2018
    Jam with coco blues, rock, reggae, jazz.Paihia | Sunday, 21 January 2018 - Sunday, 25 February 2018
  • Live Music From Undergrads 27 January, 2018
    Rock, Pop, Alternative. On their 2018 NZ Tour.Paihia | Saturday, 27 January 2018

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