The Landing Residences are a group of spectacular private houses in the Bay of Islands, exclusively let as
luxury accommodation. Guests of The Landing Residences have access to the entire site: a 1000-acre heritage,
conservation and lifestyle property comprising six private beaches, a vineyard, walking tracks and more.
Offering superb hospitality, exceptional dining experiences, award winning wine and a range of remarkable activities to choose from, The Landing Residences promise you privacy, total flexibility and the finest personal service.
Designed with an air of simple luxury, The Boathouse captures the spirit of the quintessential New Zealand holiday – lounging in the sun, enjoying good food and wine with friends and family and spending long days in or on the water.
Huge, barn-style doors slide back to open the relaxed central living space with its soaring cathedral ceiling up to all-day sun and sea air off the calm waters of Wairoa Bay.
Less than 150m from the front door is The Landing’s private jetty, the launching point for short or long adventures in the marine playground of the Bay of Islands.
Spaces to enjoy beautiful weather encircle the residence, from a large covered outdoor dining area that can comfortably hosts 20 guests, to sun loungers with the bay at their feet, a beachside outdoor fireplace and pizza oven, and multiple terraces to chase the sun.
The mezzanine king master bedroom is warmed by all-day sun, and a view across rolling pasture. Internal shutters that open to the double-height living space and look through to a view of the bay. Downstairs, a timber-lined twin room opening to the garden offers generous family accommodation.
Other accommodation available with rates provided on request:
Weighty stone walls and layered timber textures imbue the Vineyard Villa with a sense of unmovable calm and enclosure, against the ever-changing colours of the vine-clad slopes surrounding it.
The generous master suite and two equal-status king bedrooms luxuriously accommodate up to six guests, and look out over perfectly framed views of rolling pasture, vines and lush wetlands where kiwi come to feed in the evenings.
The villa sits at the center of a network of walking trails that weave through native bush reserves, wetlands, paddocks and along the coastlines. At the end of the day, a sheltered westward-facing courtyard is the ideal place to enjoy the sunset with a glass of The Landing Wine.
In the open-plan living area, morning sun soaks the stone floors, and floor-to-ceiling glass walls roll back on two sides to transform the space into an airy outdoor room. A well-equipped entertainer’s kitchen looks out across the view, as well as back onto an intimate courtyard garden of flowers and herbs.
The generous covered deck enjoys the sea breeze off Wairoa Bay, while smaller covered and open decks and terraces create opportunities for private retreat. The large, sheltered open-air courtyard is ideal for hosting parties or events on warm nights, or long conversations around the fire pit under starlit skies.
Four equal-status king suites sleep eight guests, making the residence ideal for extended families, groups of friends and corporate retreats. The stone lined-bathrooms feature deep baths and capacious showers with the feel of a wellness resort.
Built from enduring natural materials and luxuriously furnished in natural tones of flax and earth, the sweeping five-suite Cooper Residence is home to a significant collection of Māori taonga (treasures), historic artefacts, archeological relics and contemporary New Zealand art.
Its spaces range from expansive indoor and outdoor entertaining areas and a grand wine cellar and tasting room, to intimate conversation and contemplation corners, a library, outdoor fireplace and observatory tower deck.
Each of the five bedroom suites has its own character, including the atmospheric retreat of the suite in the residence’s elliptical stone observatory tower.
Envisioned by leading New Zealand architect Pip Cheshire to embody quiet contemporary distinction, the Cooper Residence’s versatile indoor and outdoor spaces can host any gathering, from an intimate evening to a once-in-a-lifetime celebration or corporate event.
A wine-tasting tour of The Landing Winery is included in every overnight stay. For guests at the Cooper Residence, wine-tasting can be arranging in the private wine cellar.
The Landing has six private beaches ideal for swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkelling or relaxing on the golden sand as your children play in the safe, quiet waters of the bay. The Landing’s skippered private vessel Iti Rangi is available for you to cruise the coves of the peninsula to fish and encounter seals, dolphins, seabirds and other marine life. Or if you like to chase big game, the luxury sport-fishing vessel Ata Rangi can be taken out for the day or overnight for some of the best marlin, tuna fishing in the world. The Bay of Islands also offers incredible scuba diving, and wreck diving, including the famous Rainbow Warrior and HMNZS Canterbury, parasailing, and hole-in-the-rock cruises.
The Landing sits within 1000 acres of native bush, wetland bird sanctuary and farmland, which you have full access to roam through on a network of tracks. Rise early for a hike or bike ride as the sun rises, rug up for a late-night kiwi spotting walk with one of our guides, or take a driving tour of sites of interest. In the wider area, head out on a horse trek across beach or mountains with one of the local stables, visit glowworm caves in ancient rainforest or play golf at one of the world’s most spectacular courses, including the PGA tournament-quality Carrington course on the Karikari Peninsula and the internationally renowned Kauri Cliffs course.
At The Landing, your daily menu will be designed to suit your tastes, requirements, mood and itinerary by the head chef using the best seasonal ingredients from the property and region, served in the privacy of your Residence, or packed to take on your day trip for a picnic lunch. If you love to cook, you can tour the orchards, vegetable and herb garden and free-range henhouse, choosing your own fruit, herbs, vegetables and eggs for a self-catered meal, or spend an afternoon with the head chef learning cooking techniques using the produce or your daily catch from the ocean. At the Sunday morning farmers’ market in the nearby town of Kerikeri, you can purchase fresh local produce, and honey and olive oil farms, an artisan bakery, an award-winning cheese and yoghurt maker, and a boutique chocolatier are found nearby.
The Landing Wines are known for their beautifully crafted tropical fruit and mineral flavours, given depth and complexity by Northland’s long, warm summers and coastal aspect. From vine to bottle, every step of the wine-making process takes place on site, starting in our 23-acre vineyard and finishing at our state-of-the-art winery. Whether you are a guest staying at The Landing or a visiting enthusiast, the vineyard staff can take you on a guided tour of our Rosé, Syrah, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Merlot plantings, before you spend an afternoon tasting the results at the beautiful hilltop winery designed by Cheshire Architects, with sweeping views over the property. For guests of The Landing, is the opportunity to secure “en primeur” sales of new vintages from the barrel.
Lushly green and ringing with birdsong during the day, by night the New Zealand native forest is magically still and dark. The Landing guide will take you on a torch-lit journey into the darkness to discover New Zealand’s shy iconic native bird, the kiwi. This native bird species lives in abundance at The Landing. See burrows where they hide during the day and hear their calls to each other through the night air. Experience face-to-fuzzy-face interaction with them as they roam the forest searching for food in their favourite spots.
The sparkling Bay of Islands harbour is a marine wonderland. Board The Landing’s boat Iti Rangi for a tour of the pristine coves and bays. Watch lounging seals and little blue penguins bobbing through the waves! Closer to land, see rock colonies of seabirds, pods of dolphins and schools of fish in the clear shore waters. On a lucky day you may also get to see whales. Your Landing guide will talk you through sites of historic and geological interest. You will also wade past volcanic rock formations and archeological discoveries in the region.
Understand what goes into your glass of wine by walking among the vineyard where it’s grown. A member of the vineyard team will describe the different grape varietals and the Landings sustainable approach to growing grapes. Then you will be taken up to our hilltop winery. At the winery you can taste our range of reds and whites and learn about Northland’s long wine-making history. This experience is a wine-lovers dream because the knowledgeable wine team love what they do.
Learn about the experiences of the first Pacific explorers, sailors, whalers, chiefs, missionaries, traders and settlers of New Zealand. These people founded one of New Zealand’s first townships their stories are integral to the history of the area. The guide will take you on a tour of archeological sites of interest at The Landing which takes you around the property. An important landmark is the Rangihoua Heritage Park and Marsden Cross memorial which sit above Rangihoua Bay.
All prices are per residence and unless otherwise stated, are in Australian dollars, are correct at the time of publication & are subject to change without notice depending on exchange rate. For upgraded accommodation, transfer or car hire pricing please contact us.
This package is based on rates for the off peak season:
1 April 2022 – 31 October 2022
Rates can be quoted for high season on request.
Rates are valid until 31 March 2023
Full terms and conditions are available on request