FISHING, DIVING AND WATERSPORTS
The Bay of Islands is famous for its impressive game fish, including marlin, tuna and shark. The area also offers spectacular snorkelling and scuba diving, including wreck diving and diving in season for scallops and crayfish.
The Landing’s resident boat, Iti Rangi, is available for skippered half and full-day fishing and sightseeing trips. For longer excursions, the 82-foot luxury fishing yacht Ata Rangi is often available for charters. In Ata Rangi’s absence, The Landing hospitality team can arrange other local charters.
The Bay of Islands and wider Northland region are excellent locations for sailing, kayaking, waterskiing, surfing and a wide range of other watersports. Many of these can be enjoyed directly from The Landing, which has its own boat ramp, deep-water jetty and wash-down facilities.
HIKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, BEACHES
The Landing property is crossed with a network of boardwalks, walking trails and mountain bike tracks, leading through native bush reserves, wetland areas and farm paddocks. This network makes for an excellent way to explore the property, taking in magnificent rural and sea views and many sites of historical interest.
The six private beaches at The Landing can be accessed for safe boating and swimming at all tides, making it ideal for family beach holidays. Hundreds of other beautiful beaches are also within easy reach of The Landing. These range from quiet, secluded white-sand bays accessible only by boat, to the wild West Coast surf beaches that are a short helicopter flight away.
GOLF AND FAMILY HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
Some of New Zealand’s best golf is nearby, including the Waitangi Golf Club, the PGA tournament-quality Carrington course on the Karikari Peninsula and the spectacular Kauri Cliffs Golf Course. Considered to be one of the world’s greatest golf courses, Kauri Cliffs is just five minutes by helicopter or 40 minutes by car from The Landing.
A wide range of Northland family holiday activities is accessible within an hour’s helicopter flight, including glow-worm caves and ancient kauri forests at Hokianga.
Between November and April, whale-watching and swimming with dolphins from nearby Paihia and Russell are popular day trips. Horse riding is available year-round.