Northland & Bay of Islands

Meander through a myriad of small villages to the wharves where boats will take you to offshore islands and underwater worlds. The Poor Knights Islands which have been shortlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage site, lie just 20km off the coast of Helena Bay.  These islands feature the world's largest sea cave and are populated by orca, dolphis and hundreds of fish species.  Back on land at Waitangi, the "birthplace of New Zealand" immerse yourself in fascinating stories and legend as you wander through the monuments and landscapes where the political future was dabated & determined.  

You'll trace the footprints of those who make history as your create your own memories of a lifetime in unforgettable untouched natural environments.   Across the harbour, Eagles Nest is perched cliff top within walking distance of the historic village of Russell with infinity laps pools in four of five of their luxury villas offering breathtaking views of the Bay of Islands.  Each luxury lodge in Northland offers its own bespoke activities to experience and sights to explore both on and off site.  The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs affords spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Cape Brett and the off shore Cavalli Islands and golf enthusiasts a golfing memory of a lifetime on their world-class course.

Each property welcomes families, has exquisite hospitality and cuisine and offer facilities for exclusive retreats.  Allow several hours to drive from Auckland, take a domestic flight to Whangarei or Keri Keri Airports or indulge in a convenience and scenic helicopter transfer to each of these three luxury lodges.

Eagles Nest is located immediately outside of Russell.

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is situated on Matauri Bay, a short drive from Kerikeri.

Helena Bay is located 40km north of Whangarei or a 45 helicopter flight from Auckland

Set on 6,000 acres near the Bay of Islands in Northland, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs affords spectacular 180 degree views of the Championship Golf Course and Pacific Ocean
Nestled in a sheltered bay along the north-east coast of New Zealand, Helena Bay features five kilometres of pristine coastline, private beaches and many intimate coves.
This multi-award winning 75-acre estate offers five private luxury villas. Each of these villas, offer inspirational views across private heated infinity edged lap pools to the Bay of Islands.

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