Food, Wine & Leisure

Nearby Kerikeri is blessed with Northland’s subtropical climate and fertile soils; perfect for growing kiwifruit, citrus and avocados, there are also some vineyards in the area that are definitely worth an hour or two of your leisure time. Ask the hotel concierge for recommendations on wine tours to Kerikeri and chocolate factories in Russell. Enjoy a leisurely dinner cruise up the Waitangi River or check out the abundance of fresh produce at the Farmers market.

The ultimate fishing adventure starts with half or full day trip in the Bay of Monster snapper and kingfish, then take your catch next door to the Bay of Island Swordfish Club and admire the game fish of battles past whilst your dinner is being cooked. If golf is more of your forte, 50 minutes drive away is the world renowned Kauri Cliffs where former US President Barack Obama recently enjoyed a round or two. Alternately our concierge can recommend quality bike hire for biking the Twin Coast Cycle Trail or the Waitangi Mountain Bike Trails.