Russell, Bay of Islands
Situated right in the centre of the 144 islands which give the Northland bay its name, the historic township of Russell is the ideal launchpad from which to explore the wealth of scenery. The picturesque area is made up of some of New Zealand’s most significant buildings dating back to the 1800s, so take a stroll and enjoy the Victorian architecture. Alternatively, hop on a boat to meet the local marine life including dolphins, whales and seabirds.
Paroa Bay Winery and Estate
Paroa Bay Winery and Estate is located in a sheltered inlet with staggering views across the bright blue waters of the Bay of Islands. The luxury villas are nestled amongst a boutique vineyard and sprawling bushland giving you the chance to wake up to the sound of native birdsong. With a stay here you can enjoy your own private pool, sauna and hot tub alongside a gourmet kitchen and BBQ area - ideal for entertaining. If that is not enough, you can also indulge at the estate’s world-class restaurant, which sources fresh ingredients from local artisans and their on-site gardens to offer a menu inspired by the Whenua (land) and Moana (sea).
Enjoy a luxurious upgrade to Paroa Bay during your Bay of Islands stay on our 8 Day Northern Discovery Self Drive Tour