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The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands

 
State Highway 11
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The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands, a Boutique Retreat ...(formerly, Bay of Islands Lodge ) opened it's doors in 2004.On a private native bush reserve that contains one of the few remaining untouched native rain forests in an area famously renowned for its natural coastal and marine beauty, rests
The Sanctuary. It’s an escape, a haven, a restful respite… and when you’re here, it’s hard to believe that Paihia, the hub of tourist and local activity, is just a five-minute drive away.
Every major room of the retreat offers an uninterrupted, panoramic perspective across the Veronica Channel towards historic Russell, as far as Black Rocks, Moturoa Island and beyond.

Your exceptional host has many years in the hospitality industry and has operated award-winning lodges in both Australia and New Zealand. ... [+] More

The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands, a Boutique Retreat ...(formerly, Bay of Islands Lodge ) opened it's doors in 2004.On a private native bush reserve that contains one of the few remaining untouched native rain forests in an area famously renowned for its natural coastal and marine beauty, rests
The Sanctuary. It’s an escape, a haven, a restful respite… and when you’re here, it’s hard to believe that Paihia, the hub of tourist and local activity, is just a five-minute drive away.
Every major room of the retreat offers an uninterrupted, panoramic perspective across the Veronica Channel towards historic Russell, as far as Black Rocks, Moturoa Island and beyond.

Your exceptional host has many years in the hospitality industry and has operated award-winning lodges in both Australia and New Zealand.

The welcoming dining table will present a nutritional and healthy menu that will enhance your experience of these stunningly beautiful natural surroundings.

We provide exclusive luxury accommodation for up to eight guests. The four spacious guest bedrooms are situated on the lower floor, with an “infinity” plunge pool and surrounding sun deck in the centre of the two wings.

Each guest room has a king-size bed, ensuite bathroom, walk in wardrobe come workstation and large balcony.
The soft earthy toned colour scheme blends seamlessly with the spectacular natural setting.
There is a wide range of activities available to you at The Sanctuary, either in the retreat or out and about whilst exploring the stunning Bay of Islands. We are only too happy to help you find something for you to enjoy.
At The Sanctuary we encourage you to spend your time as you wish and how you feel… how it best serves you.

The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands is a three hour drive from central Auckland, and three and a half hours drive from Auckland Airport.

NO SAME DAY BOOKINGS AFTER 5.00PM PLEASE.

Check In: 1400hrs
Check Out: 1100hrs
Check in instructions: NO SAME DAY BOOKINGS AFTER 5.00PM PLEASE
Getting there: The Sanctuary is situated at the top of Opua Hill. 5 minutes car travel from Paihia.

Driving:
If guests are driving north from Auckland on State Highway 1, when they reach the town of Kawakawa, follow the road marked State Highway 11. This will take them to Opua and Paihia, in The Bay Of Islands. Kawakawa is only 12 kilometres from The Bay Of Islands Lodge.

When guests arrive at Opua Hill, veer left around the bend, and when they reach the top of the hill, they will see a natural timber sign, The Sanctuary @ Bay of Islands. This sign is on their right. Guests should turn right into a private concrete drive, which is located just past the sign on the right-hand side of the road.

Flying:
Guest arriving at Auckland Intenational Airport can take a domestic flight to Kerikeri airport in The Bay of Islands. They then have the option of catching a taxi shuttle to Opua, or arranging for us to collect them from Kerikeri Airport. If guests request for us to collect them from Kerikeri, we charge NZD50.00 for the transfer. The driving time from Kerikeri Airport to The Lodge is approx 25-30 minutes.
Parking: Car parking is limited to guest vehicles only. The car parking is off-street down a private drive. There is no undercover parking available. The area is secure and hence guest's vehicles are secure too.

We encourage guests to exercise normal security concerning their vehicles and lock all doors and close windows. All guests will be met by the Manager, or a staff member, and shown where to park. We do not charge guests for parking.

 
 
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