When overseas visitors come to New Zealand most regret not having spent more time in the country and many for not travelling north of Auckland to Northland and the Bay of Islands.

35.1661°S 174.3388°E

35.1649°S 174.3394°E

Tapeka is a small community of mainly holiday homes, close to but isolated from the visitors to Russell and the bustle of tourists and backpackers in Paihia.

Russell has a relaxed village atmosphere full of history unlike the hustle and bustle of Paihia.

Whether you are a couple, group, or a family, Tapeka del Mar is a home away from home and the perfect base to explore the Northland region. This luxury self contained beach house is fully equipped for a comfortable stay. Guests have exclusive use of the house, extensive grounds, watercraft and all facilities with total privacy. Direct beach access just a few steps away with no road to cross and a constant parade of passing boats.

Tapeka Point

"The Gateway to the Bay of Islands"

Tapeka Del Mar

174.118900°e, -35.245983°S