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

Historic Russell village was New Zealand's first capital and dates back to the whalers and early settlers. This is the gateway to the Bay of Islands

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