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Some Useful Kerikeri and Bay of Islands Links

ACCOMMODATION IN THE BAY OF ISLANDS – BED AND BREAKFAST ACCOMMODATION, BACKPACKER ACCOMMODATION

Swallows Ridge B&B, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands – kerikeribayofislands.co.nz

At Swallows Ridge you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Bay of Islands, Kent Passage and Kerikeri Inlet and because it’s sited in a designated kiwi area, you may hear kiwi at night, or if you’re really lucky, you’ll see them.

Set in 21 acres, this secluded and peaceful B&B is only two minutes drive to Doves Bay Marina and just eight minutes from Kerikeri. There’s a swimming pool and each room has a patio area. All rooms have an ensuite and tea and coffee making facilities and you’ll have access to a washing machine, microwave, fridge and internet.

Choose from a continental or cooked breakfast with freshly laid free range eggs, homemade bread and local produce.

The tariff ranges from $130 – $230 depending on the room and time of season.

88 Lodge, B&B, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands – 88lodge.co.nz

Just 1km from town, 88 Lodge is a traditional Kiwi villa in 1.5 acres of beautiful sub-tropical gardens and park like grounds. The north facing veranda catches all day. Take a dip in the solar heated pool or lounge in the shade of the magnificent New Zealand native Nikau palms and Kauri trees. At night you can listen to the Kiwi’s calling or gaze at the stars, unaffected by light pollution.

During the ‘winter you may prefer to get cosy beside the roaring log fire in the guest lounge, take advantage of the DVD library.

Choose from 2 suites with ensuite bathrooms with separate bath and shower, (the Queen Palm suite also has a private spa pool), or from two rooms with separate ensuite shower rooms. All guests are invited to use the free Wi-Fi Internet connection.

88 Lodge is an eco-friendly resort with solar heating and lighting and they produce their own organic produce.

Hone Heke Lodge, Backpackers, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands – honeheke.co.nz

At Hone Heke Lodge you’ll find a choice of quality accommodation that fits your budget from dormitories and double rooms (shared bathroom or en-suite) to self contained accommodation. All rooms and facilities are fresh, spotlessly clean and comfortable.

There are many communal areas where you can meet fellow travelers. In the winter, relax in the TV lounge with the wood fire in cosy surroundings or in summer around the BBQ and courtyard dining area. Challenge others to a game of pool or table tennis or enjoy time for yourself swinging in the hammock.

There are fridges in all rooms and other benefits include free high speed internet and Wi-Fi access, free local telephone calls and free pick ups from the Kerikeri bus stop.

Stone Store Lodge B&B, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands – stonestorelodge.co.nz

Just 2kms from the centre of Kerikeri, the Stone Store Lodge is literally a two minute amble to the historic Stone Store. Perched atop a hill with magnificent views, Stone Store Lodge has been architecturally designed with that special feeling of privacy in mind. Each of the three luxury suites has its own ensuite and private deck with views of subtropical bush or the glistening waters of the basin.

Generous continental or cooked breakfasts are included with accommodation. Wireless internet is available through out the Lodge. Each suite has TV – DVD and CD facilities and laundry facilities are available. A Massage Therapist is available by arrangement

The Stone Store Lodge private courtyard is ideal for a quiet evening cocktail to watch the sun go down and Wood fire Pizza Dinners are a specialty. During winter you can relax by the fire in the private guest lounge.

Rainbow Falls Lodge, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands – rainbowfallslodge.co.nz

This idyllic Bed & Breakfast is located within easy walking distance of the Rainbow Falls. It’s a tranquil haven just far enough out of town to enjoy the feeling of being in the country while still only an easy 5 minute drive to a good restaurant or vineyard.

Luxuriate in a king size bed, spacious room and large ensuites in a private guest wing. Facilities include a fridge, hot plate, microwave and electric fry pan for those who want to self cater lunch or dinner.

Colonial House Motel, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands – colonialhousemotel.co.nz

Colonial House Motel offers complete privacy and is just 700m walk to the famous Stone Store Basin and an easy stroll to Kerikeri’s cafes and bars. Choose from five studios, two 1 bedroom executive suites, two 2 bedroom family cottages or a 2 bedroom family suite.

All guests are welcome to use the BBQ area, saltwater swimming pool and hot spa tub. Accommodation includes ample off street parking for your vehicle and boat, free wireless Internet, use of the guest laundry, and each room has an LCD TV and DVD player, a microwave, telephone, electric blanket, heater, fan, iron / ironing board, hair dryer, complimentary tea, coffee, drinking chocolate, plunger coffee etc and insect screens on the windows and doors.

A cot and high chair are available and Continental or English breakfasts can be delivered to your room on request. Special weekend rates apply and discounts for long term stays are available. See website for details.

GENERAL LINKS – KERIKERI AND BAY OF ISLANDS GUIDES

Bay of Islands Travel Guide – bay-of-islands.co.nz

Bay of Islands visitor guide

Destination Northland – northlandnz.com

Information about Northland – visit, business, live and work information.

New Zealand Tourism Online – tourism.net.nz/region/northland/northland—-bay-of-islands/paihia

Accommodation, attractions, tours, transport or visitor information for Paihia. Also covers the rest of New Zealand.

NEW ZEALAND CULTURE AND HISTORY

Waitangi Treaty Grounds – waitangi.org.nz

New Zealand’s most important historic site. It was here on February 6th, 1840, that the Treaty of Waitangi was first signed between Maori and the British Crown. The new Museum of Waitangi is an absolute must-see!

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