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The Landing Residences

Purerua Peninsula, New Zealand

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PROPERTY FEATURES

The Premises 

The Landing Residences is tucked away on 1,000 acres in the Bay of Islands and flanked by an award-winning vineyard. The just-secluded-enough spot has four individually designed villas, six private beaches and its own yacht (hop on: an island tour is included with your stay). There's no restaurant, but the hotel’s chef can prepare all your in-villa meals if you'd rather sip the wine than cook with it. And more active types can traverse the property's hiking and mountain biking trails, borrow kayaks and head off for snorkelling sessions in the glittering bay. Whether you're getting away, just the two of you, or have the whole family in tow, this boutique stay has a home-from-home for you.

The Landing Residences

623 Rabqihoua Road Purerua Peninsula, 294New Zealand

SMITH EXTRA

Compliments of the House 

Two bottles of the hotel's own wine a day

At the Hotel 

CHECK-OUT: 10am; earliest check-in, 2pm. There’s no reception – you’ll check in at your villa.
Rates include a wine tasting, vineyard tour, kiwi-spotting guided evening walk and a boat sightseeing tour. Breakfast (and lunch and dinner) can be arranged at extra cost.

FACILITIES

Six private beaches, a vineyard, gym with hammam, tennis courts, basketball court, hiking trails, gear to borrow – mountain bikes (and helmets), snorkelling kit, fishing rods and paddleboards. In rooms: Sky TV, fully equipped kitchen, barbecue grill, free WiFi and daily housekeeping.

PACKING TIPS

Bring your effortlessly elegant swimwear, boots made for long tramps around the grounds and an appreciation for New Zealand grapes.

ECO-FRIENDLY

To ensure the safety of our staff and guests during these unprecedented times, we have made the decision to temporarily close our hotel. We apologize for any inconvenience, please check back at a later time wheen travel restrictions in the area have lifted. We look forward to hosting you in the future when the world is a much safer and happier place. We appreciate you, thank you for understanding.

ALSO

The downstairs bedroom in the Boathouse is the best choice for less mobile guests, but the bathroom is not adapted for wheelchair users.
Pick up some culinary skills from the Landing chefs with a private cookery lesson. Achey? In-villa massages can be arranged on request.

USEFUL INFORMATION

A 20 per cent surcharge is added for all private chef arrangements, provisions and public holidays. An additional NZ$750 a day applies for stays in the Cooper Residence over public holidays. Cots and beds for children should be requested when booking; they can be provided for free, but are subject to availability. The Landing chef is available for hire for NZ$600 a person a day for three meals. Individual meals can be arranged; the Landing Residences will price quote accordingly. Advance bookings are recommended, so that the chef can cater appropriately to any dietary requirements.

Rooms 

You can’t go wrong with any of the four luxury residences, but we have a soft spot for the Boathouse, right by the edge of Wairoa Bay and geared towards enjoying the outdoors. If you’re after evenings by an alfresco fire, this is the residence for you; your chef can probably even gather up s’more-making goodies.

Food & Drink 

Unforgettable Features 

There’s no restaurant here; instead, you can choose from options ranging from self-catering to full-time private chef (for NZ$600 a person a day). Dream up your ideal holiday menu with the chef – all ingredients are grown onsite or locally sourced; in season, you can even catch your own fish or go diving for crayfish and scallops in the nearby coves. If you opt for the fully catered option, the Landing’s chef will whip up your breakfasts and dinners and leave a daily prepared lunch in your residence that you can tuck into whenever you’d like. If you go for the self-catering route, you’ll choose what you’d like to prepare, provisions will be provided and you can make up meals in your private kitchen or on your barbecue terrace whenever you’d like. Midnight macaroni? Check. Breakfast for dinner? No problem.

Liquid Bliss 

None, but with an onsite vineyard, there’s not much chance of you getting parched; you’ll even find a few gratis bottles of vino in your residence.

Experience the Extraordinary 

There are six private beaches onsite, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun and splash in the waves. Keen to glide over the water? Borrow the Landing’s paddleboards or kayaks and take to the waves. Walking and hiking tracks crisscross the property – there are some for mountain biking, too (and bikes to borrow if you’re up for it). And, horse riding is available year-round. See the sights, including ganet and seal colonies, by sea from the Landing’s luxury yacht Iti Rangi, which tours around the Bay of Islands (the joy ride is included with your stay). Parched after all that sea-based adventure? Ask for a show ‘round of the Landing’s vineyards. Some of New Zealand’s best golf is down the road at Waitangi Golf Club, a PGA-tournament–quality Carrington course, and the dramatic Kauri Cliffs Golf Course, which is just five minutes away by helicopter or 40 minutes by car. Chopper your way to glow-worm caves and ancient kauri forests in under an hour, or just buzz above the 144 islands on sight-seeing flight. If you prefer terra firma to the great blue yonder, set out on a leisurely hike on the Marsden Cross Track; suitable even for young Smiths, the track leads across farmland to the site of New Zealand’s first mission settlement. History buff? Check out the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for a dose of Maori culture and history. In search of golden sands? The beaches of Otehei Bay and Urupukapuka Island are particularly pretty. The Bay of Islands is famous for its game fish, spectacular snorkelling and scuba diving and, between November and April, the chance to spot dolphins, whales and penguins.

Transportation 

The Landing is at the southwestern tip of the Purerua Peninsula in the Bay of Islands, in the far north of New Zealand’s North Island.

Planes 

Kerikeri airport is 35 minutes away by car; transfers are included with your stay. The closest major airport is in Auckland – four hours away by car or an hour-long flight to the Bay of Islands.

Automobiles 

Free parking is available at each of the residences; if you plan to explore beyond the property, your own set of wheels will come in handy.

Other 

Popping over by chopper? It’s a 55-minute flight from Auckland to the onsite helipad; you’ll be greeted by a member of staff, who will drive them to their residence. Charter boat more your style? Dock at the Landing jetty, by prior arrangement.

Location

623 Rabqihoua Road Purerua Peninsula, 294New Zealand

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