THE EXPERIENCE

Your stay at The Landing can be anything you want it to be. You can choose non-stop action and adventure or complete peace and tranquillity.

You can explore the property’s rich heritage of history and natural treasures, or be taken on a journey of discovery through The Landing’s fine food and wine offering. Or you can choose to experience a bit of everything.Whether you’re planning an adventure holiday with friends, a family getaway or a private corporate retreat, your experience will be whatever you want it to be with the help of our friendly concierge team.

FOOD & WINE

One of the great pleasures of staying at The Landing is the exceptional food and wine experience. There are no set menus, fixed meal times or designated dining areas, instead The Landing offers a number of catering options, ranging from self catering to exclusive use of the property’s private chef.

Guests will be hosted with complete flexibility and the most thoughtful personal service. As well as the beautiful interior spaces at each Residence, there are many wonderful locations around the property to enjoy a meal or refreshments.

Outdoor terraces, courtyards, gardens, even the jetty, allow visitors to enjoy the spectacular setting during different seasons or times of the day.

If The Landing’s private chef is requested, every aspect of every meal is tailored to suit with menus designed around the very best of what’s in season and locally available. Menus can also be expertly matched with a selection of fine new world wines.

EATING OFF THE LAND

The Bay of Islands offers some of the finest fresh local produce in New Zealand and is famed for its abundant seafood, lush orchards, fertile farmland, award-winning wineries and artisan food producers.

The Landing itself offers a bounty of produce, with its own kitchen gardens supplying seasonal vegetables, herbs, berries and fruit, and chickens providing free-range eggs. In season, guests have the opportunity to catch their own fish or go diving for crayfish and scallops in nearby coves.

To accompany the exquisite fare, The Landing wines are always made available to guests of The Residences.

COMPLETE CULINARY EXPERIENCE

Guided by experts, guests are welcome to visit The Landing wine cellar, taste wines from the vineyard, meet the winemaker and tour the Marsden Estate Wines where The Landing wines are made.

The Landing’s gardens, orchard and farm are also open to exploration along with a number of local food producers nearby. Local places of interest include honey and olive oil farms, an artisan bakery, an award-winning cheese and yoghurt maker and a boutique chocolatier. There is also a Sunday morning farmers market in the property’s neighbouring town of Kerikeri.

HERITAGE & WILDLIFE

The Landing is a special place with a rich spiritual history and many natural and historical treasures to discover. It covers a thousand acres of farmland, beaches, native bush, bird sanctuaries and protected heritage sites.

Guests of The Residences are free to explore the entire property, either alone or with a guide. This is a chance to engage with The Landing’s extraordinary pre-European and colonial heritage and its cultural and environmental legacy for the future.

Explore archaeological sites, artifact and rare book collections and learn about contemporary Maori culture, art and food. Visit restored wetlands, regenerated native bush and bird sanctuaries and go kiwi spotting at night. Personal itineraries can be designed to include the activities that most interest each guest.

The Landing’s wildlife and heritage reserves can be comfortably explored on foot, by mountain bike or on a personal guided tour of the property by 4WD vehicle.

HISTORIC SITES AND ARTIFACT COLLECTIONS

The Landing stands on some of the most historically significant land in New Zealand. Numerous early Maori settlements were located here and the region played a key role in early colonial history.

Sites of interest include the location of the 1830 mission house, excavated in 2002; old Maori village, pa, and colonial homestead sites; an ancient commemorative Norfolk pine; and early settler graves.

Neighbouring the property is Rangihoua Heritage Park, and the stunning Rore Kāhu (Soaring Eagle) visitor centre. Designed by New Zealand’s award-winning Cheshire Architects, this striking hillside structure overlooks Hohi Bay and the Marsden Cross, a memorial marking where Reverend Samuel Marsden held the country’s first Christian sermon over two centuries ago.

BIRD SANCTUARIES AND WETLANDS

The Landing is the site of an extensive native bush and wildlife regeneration programme, with more than a million native trees and shrubs planted so far.

Wetlands have been restored and bird sanctuary areas developed, encouraging the return of many rare and endangered bird species, including kiwi, pateke (brown teal), paradise ducks, pukeko and oystercatchers. The property offers many excellent bird-watching opportunities, including popular kiwi-spotting night walks.

SPORTS & ADVENTURE

The Landing offers the ultimate luxury New Zealand adventure holiday.

For guests of The Residences, The Landing’s vast property is at their disposal, including six private beaches, farmland, heritage trails, bird-watching walks, bike tracks, a tennis court, gym, yoga and Pilates deck and quiet waters perfect for kayaking and paddleboarding.

With the entire playground of the Bay of Islands on The Landing’s doorstep, the world’s finest game fishing, sailing, diving and golf is within easy reach.

The Residences hospitality team can arrange all activities, trips and personal tours as required with the property’s private helicopter available on request.

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 can be booked for skippered half- and full-day fishing and sightseeing trips, or 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 and deep-water jetty and wash-down facilities.

HIKING, MOUNTAIN BIKING, BEACHES

The Landing is crossed with a network of boardwalks, walking trails and mountain bike tracks, leading through native bush reserves, wetland areas and farm paddocks. This is an excellent way to explore the property, taking in magnificent rural and sea views and many sites of natural and heritage 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 wild west coast surf beaches 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 world-class Kauri Cliffs. 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 are accessible within an hour’s helicopter flight, including glow-worm caves and the ancient kauri forests at Hokianga.

Between November and April, whale watching and swimming with dolphins from nearby Paihia and Russell are popular day trips, and horseriding is available year-round.

WELLBEING

The Landing’s tranquil beach setting is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate: a unique private health farm environment surrounded by the perfect peace of countryside and calm sea.

The hospitality team can arrange for visits to be as active or as restful, as disciplined or as indulgent as guests wish. For a completely indulgent experience, guests can enjoy their choice of spa treatments and massage therapies at The Landing with treatments administered by a personal therapist at The Landing’s intimate private gym, set in its own relaxation garden, or in the privacy of the Residences.