We have your weekend covered

Experience the perfect weekend getaway in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand! From waterfront strolls to mountain bike adventures, delicious dining, and historic exploration, discover unforgettable moments.

Day One: Friday

Haere Mai - Welcome

Upon arrival in Paihia, settle into the comfortable surroundings of the Kingsgate Hotel & Autolodge where relaxation and convenience await. After unpacking, take a leisurely stroll to Greens Restaurants, charming waterfront Thai and Indian restaurants conveniently located just a short walk from your accommodation. Indulge in a delectable dinner while soaking in the picturesque views of the waterfront, creating the perfect start to your Bay of Islands getaway.

Packhouse Market, Kerikeri, Bay of Islands
Stone Store and Kemp House, Kerikeri

Day Two: Saturday

Explore Kerikeri

Embark on a 30-minute journey to Kerikeri, where an adventure awaits at The Old Packhouse Market on Kerikeri Road. Explore a myriad of stalls showcasing local handmade arts, crafts, and delectable sweet and savoury treats, making it an ideal spot for an early lunch. After indulging your senses, drive another 5 minutes deeper into Kerikeri and venture down to the historic Stone Store Basin. Begin the scenic Rainbow Falls track, immersing yourself in nature’s beauty along the way. Upon completing the track, unwind at the Plough and Feather with refreshing drinks and a delicious dinner. Finally, return to the comfort of your accommodation in Paihia, reminiscing about the day’s adventures amidst the serene surroundings.

Day Three: Sunday

Earn your dinner

Kickstart your day with an early morning stroll along the picturesque Paihia waterfront, setting the tone for a day filled with adventure. Refuel with a delicious breakfast at El Cafe on Kings Road before embarking on an exhilarating experience at the renowned Waitangi Mountain Bike Park. Test your skills and explore the incredible tracks the park has to offer by hiring mountain bikes from Paihia Mountain Bikes conveniently located onsite. For a late lunch, head to the Whare Waka Cafe and indulge in a satisfying meal, In the afternoon, delve into history at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where two captivating museums await your exploration of the birthplace of our nation. Conclude your action-packed weekend with a serene waterfront dinner at Charlotte’s Kitchen, soaking in the tranquil sunset ambience. followed by a tempting sweet treat from Movenpick Ice Cream. Finally, retire to the comfort of Kingsgate Hotel & Autolodge or head back home, cherishing the memories of an unforgettable weekend getaway.