You will want to stay forever at The Landing, a magical lodge set amid a natural paradise in the Bay of Islands.
The Landing offers several different accommodation styles, each of them designed to make you feel right at home. The Cooper Residence’s 360-degree views are its main attraction, although its artwork, lofty bar-style kitchen, and intimate corners certainly add to the appeal. Earthy tones, heavy beams, woven Maori panels, and luxury furnishings round out the aesthetic in the five bedrooms of the Cooper Residence.
The Gabriel Residence take its influence from a traditional New Zealand farm. Perfectly placed alongside the tranquil waters of Wairoa Bay, this large four-bedroom home is a mix of interior comforts and the great outdoors. Covered terraces, decks, and open-air courtyards are peaceful places to spend quiet evenings.
The Boathouse is an airy structure made with natural materials sitting right on the edge of Wairoa Bay. Sleeping six comfortably, the open concept Vineyard Villa is quietly tucked among established vines with sweeping views across to the sea. No matter the weather, you can be outside under the covered terrace, getting cozy in front of the crackling fire. Trails wander through the native bush, heading towards the beach.
There are close to 140 islands dotted along the coast and that means miles of white sand beaches. The chances of you being the only person enjoying the view are very high. Slip on a mask and dive down under to snorkel with the fish. A private boat can also take you to the local towns.
When you see all the fresh produce in the local growers market, you will understand why the food at The Landing tastes so fresh. There are no set menus or designated dining areas. A private chef can whip up a bespoke meal just for you. Nearby olive and honey farms, artisan bakeries, and award-winning cheese and yogurt makers add to the diverse menu. And that’s not even mentioning the Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec, and Chardonnay all ready to be poured into your glass on a relaxing day the Landing.