The Landing is a place like no other. Surrounded by the calm and secluded waters of New Zealand's Bay of Islands, it is a spectacular thousand-acre landscape of dazzling ocean views, rolling green hills and rugged native bush fringed by six private beaches. It is also a place resonant with history.

This is the place where Maori and European settlers first met, exchanged cultures and created a new nation, making it one of New Zealand's most significant sites. Today, The Landing is a unique heritage, conservation and lifestyle property founded on the principles of balance and respect for the land.

Set within this superb landscape, a number of carefully positioned home sites are available for sale. There are currently four superb Residences at The Landing. When not in use by their owners, the Residences are let as part of The Landing Residences luxury accommodation programme.

The Landing's key infrastructure is in place, a vineyard has been established and wetland restoration, native bird breeding and bush regeneration programmes are well underway. More than a million native trees and shrubs have been planted and environmental efforts have seen local kiwi and pateke populations thrive.

The Landing is the vision and personal passion of Peter Cooper, a New Zealander who divides his time between New Zealand and the US. Peter is the founder and Executive Chairman of Cooper and Company, a private investment company whose New Zealand interests include the Britomart development in downtown Auckland.


The Landing is situated at the southwestern tip of the Purerua Peninsula in the Bay of Islands, located in the far north of New Zealand's North Island. The Bay of Islands is famed for its long sunshine hours, world-class boating, diving and fishing and abundance of fresh produce.


The Bay of Islands is a sailors' paradise, with more than 144 islands dotted along its coast and hundreds of miles of secluded white-sand beaches and harbours to explore. A natural playground for watersports of all kinds, the area offers some of the best deep-sea and big-game fishing in the world.

The Bay of Islands' main towns are Kerikeri, Waitangi, Paihia and Russell. The closest to The Landing by road is the pretty heritage town of Kerikeri, half an hour's drive away, with the others just 15 minutes from The Landing by boat.


The Landing is a four-hour drive or a 55-minute helicopter flight from Auckland City. Alternatively, the property is a 30-minute drive from Kerikeri, which is a 35-minute scheduled flight from Auckland International Airport.


The Landing stands on some of New Zealand's most historically significant land and has been developed with the blessing and contribution of the local iwi (Maori Tribes). The property has several sites of particular cultural and heritage importance, and the land where these lie is held in a charitable trust to ensure their preservation.

Maori have lived on the Purerua Peninsula for around 700 years. Rangihoua and Wairoa Bays were home to Maori settlements for centuries before the first contact with European settlers in the early 1800s. This area was the principal point of European contact in New Zealand for more than two decades.

In 1807 the Maori Village of Te Puna - then located at The Landing - was described as 'the capital of the country'. The first missionary leader, Samuel Marsden, landed at Oihi - a short walk from The Landing - in December 1814 and his arrival marked the beginning of European settlement in New Zealand.

On Christmas Day 1814 Marsden preached the first Christian sermon at Oihi. This was also the site of New Zealand's first mission station. The Treaty of Waitangi, modern New Zealand's founding document, was signed at Waitangi, in the Bay of Islands in 1840.

The first European settlers on the land were Thomas and Elizabeth Hansen. Their eldest child, Hannah King Hansen, is believed to be the first European child to be born - and survive - in New Zealand.

Thomas planted a Norfolk pine in 1817 to mark Hannah's birth, which still stands at The Landing today.


The Landing offers a rare opportunity to own some of the most stunning coastal land in the world, and to connect with the spirit, history and culture of a remarkable place. A small number of superb home sites are available for sale, all positioned to ensure magnificent views and maximum privacy.

As a luxury lifestyle development, The Landing is truly unique. As an asset, it will only grow in value as the property continues to evolve and mature.

Owners have access to the entire property, including native bush reserves, wetlands and beaches. Over 350 acres of heritage and ecological reserves are being held in a charitable trust in perpetuity, ensuring their safekeeping for future generations.

The property's major infrastructure is in place, including roads, paths and recreational areas. We can assist owners with all aspects of planning and building their homes, providing project management services and access to leading New Zealand architects.

The Landing's attentive team can prepare your home for arrival, handling all of your leisure arrangements, housekeeping and catering during your stay. We can also let and manage your property in your absence as part of The Landing Residences luxury accommodation programme.

As well as these stunning sites, The Landing also offers the opportunity to purchase one of their established Vineyard Villas. Designed by New Zealand’s renowned Cheshire Architects and nestled between the vines of the on-site vineyard, these beautiful homes enjoy expansive views and extreme privacy.

For more information on the Vineyard Villas, download our presentation here.


With its spectacular coastal setting and range of adventure and relaxation activities, The Landing experience is truly unique. From high-adrenaline game fishing to world class dining, we can tailor your stay to be as action-packed or indulgent as you like.

A stay at The Landing allows you to explore the property's six private beaches, native bush and bird sanctuaries and enjoy a range of exhilarating activities celebrating the New Zealand outdoor lifestyle. Kayaks, paddleboards and mountain bikes are all available, and The Landing is perfectly situated for watersports of all kinds.

You can go scuba diving, waterskiing, kayaking, or enjoy a skippered sailing trip. Our leisure facilities include a tennis court, gym, steam room and yoga and Pilates deck and Kauri Cliffs, one of the world's best golf courses, is just a short helicopter flight away.

A network of beautifully groomed walking tracks cross The Landing, leading through native bush reserves and wetland areas. Many rare native birds can be seen in sanctuary areas, including a thriving population of kiwi, which can be spotted on guided night walks.

The Landing also offers a superb food and wine experience, with personal chefs preparing dishes using fresh local produce. You can enjoy the best of the region's outstanding produce; including the bounty of The Landing's own fishing spots, gardens and orchard.

Our award-winning wines, grown at The Landing vineyard, are also available to residents and guests, as are an exceptional selection of New Zealand and European wines from The Landing cellar.


The Landing Residences is a luxury accommodation concept based around residents' private homes and positioned as New Zealand's finest lifestyle accommodation. All of the Residences are individually and privately owned and when not in use by owners, they are available to select guests as exclusive lodgings.

Offering premium luxury, privacy and bespoke service in stunning surroundings, The Landing Residences offer guests the chance to immerse themselves in a unique place, in superb comfort, where they can enjoy an authentically New Zealand experience perfectly tailored to their needs.

There are currently four Residences at The Landing - The Boathouse, the Cooper Residence, the Vineyard Villa and the Gabriel Residence. All have been designed by an award-winning New Zealand architect to be contemporary yet sympathetic to the environment. Each Residence boasts its own unique character - from the intimacy of The Boathouse to the grand scale of the Cooper Residence.

The Landing Residences are designed, furnished and equipped to the highest standard and each has its own gardens with expansive views of the sea and surrounding land. The Residences may be booked individually or together, making them ideally suited to corporate events.

Every owner who builds at The Landing will have the option of making their home available as a Residence, which can be let and managed in their absence. This enables owners to receive a return on their investment and to offset the costs of ownership.

See www.thelandingresidences.com


To make an appointment to visit The Landing or if you would like more detailed information about the property, please contact:

Jeremy Priddy
Sales Director
Cooper and Company
Telephone: +64 9 914 8431
Email: jeremy.priddy@cooperandcompany.org

To book accommodation at The Landing Residences, contact:

Casey Harpur
Reservations Manager
The Landing
Telephone: +64 21 712 514
Email: casey.harpur@thelandingnz.com