Diane’s guidebook

Diane
Diane’s guidebook

Cycling

This is a great cycleway going from coast to coast. Begin at Opua on the East Coast and travel 84 kms to Horeke on the West Coast. We are in the middle - between Kaikohe and Okaihau and happy to pick up and deliver for you to begin your 2nd day of cycling if you would like to take 2 days.
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Twin Coast Cycleway
1-3 Mangakahia Rd
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This is a great cycleway going from coast to coast. Begin at Opua on the East Coast and travel 84 kms to Horeke on the West Coast. We are in the middle - between Kaikohe and Okaihau and happy to pick up and deliver for you to begin your 2nd day of cycling if you would like to take 2 days.

Neighbourhoods

Visiting the small town of Kerikeri is a must, visit the Stone Store - the oldest store in New Zealand and the home of the Kemp family. This place is still open as a museum and a store with a beautiful cafe located next door on the grounds.
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Kerikeri
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Visiting the small town of Kerikeri is a must, visit the Stone Store - the oldest store in New Zealand and the home of the Kemp family. This place is still open as a museum and a store with a beautiful cafe located next door on the grounds.

Sightseeing

Take a short walk to see some of the largest, majestic kauri trees in the North.
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Kauri Walk, Puketi Forest
1756 Waiare Road
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Take a short walk to see some of the largest, majestic kauri trees in the North.
Russell can be reached by car ferry or passenger ferry. It is a historical, quaint village with a lot happening and the wonderful Duke of Marlborough Hotel for the best fish and chips!
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Russell
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Russell can be reached by car ferry or passenger ferry. It is a historical, quaint village with a lot happening and the wonderful Duke of Marlborough Hotel for the best fish and chips!
Take a trip out to the hole in the rock, view dolphins, kayaking, island hopping, whatever you enjoy is available - a fantastic day out on the water with plenty to see.
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Take a trip out to the hole in the rock, view dolphins, kayaking, island hopping, whatever you enjoy is available - a fantastic day out on the water with plenty to see.
A place of historical significance for the area - where Hone Heke visited regularly. This place is set on lovely grounds next to the lovely old church.
Te Waimate Mission House
344 Te Ahu Ahu Rd
A place of historical significance for the area - where Hone Heke visited regularly. This place is set on lovely grounds next to the lovely old church.
Something for everyone here!! A must visit to find hidden treasures.
Man Cave
4 Klinac Lane
Something for everyone here!! A must visit to find hidden treasures.
Restored to its former glory this beautiful pub has a magnificent history while serving the best fish and chips in the delightful historical town of Russell. Take the passenger ferry from Paihia or the car ferry from Okiato for a special day out.
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Duke Of Marlborough Hotel
35 The Strand
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Restored to its former glory this beautiful pub has a magnificent history while serving the best fish and chips in the delightful historical town of Russell. Take the passenger ferry from Paihia or the car ferry from Okiato for a special day out.

Food Scene

There are so many lovely restaurants, wineries, cafes and of course Makana Chocolate to make your stay sweet and tasty!
Always a must to visit - lovely wines, atmosphere and food!
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Ake Ake Vineyard & Restaurant
165 Waimate North Rd
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Always a must to visit - lovely wines, atmosphere and food!
This is the most relaxed and serene setting for lunch, dinner, coffer or drinks, set on the banks of the Kerikeri Inlet.
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Plough & Feather
215 Kerikeri Road
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This is the most relaxed and serene setting for lunch, dinner, coffer or drinks, set on the banks of the Kerikeri Inlet.
Delicious food and great setting in the heart of Kerikeri
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Cafe Jerusalem
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Delicious food and great setting in the heart of Kerikeri
For that special luncheon or dinner, travel across to Russell and on to the Paroa Bay Winery. Every course is made using seasonal ingredients, either grown on the property or sourced locally - such taste and such variety! The wine is pretty great too!
Sage Restaurant
34A Otamarua Road
For that special luncheon or dinner, travel across to Russell and on to the Paroa Bay Winery. Every course is made using seasonal ingredients, either grown on the property or sourced locally - such taste and such variety! The wine is pretty great too!
Delicious, refreshing, tasty and great value fresh fruit ice creams! Blueberries grown on the property - definitely a must visit - open November to March
Blue River Orchard
45 Koropewa Rd
Delicious, refreshing, tasty and great value fresh fruit ice creams! Blueberries grown on the property - definitely a must visit - open November to March

Activities

Take a trip out to this world class golf course, enjoy the views, maybe a meal in the restaurant overlooking the whole of the Bay of Islands - outstanding!
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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
139 Tepene Tablelands Rd
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Take a trip out to this world class golf course, enjoy the views, maybe a meal in the restaurant overlooking the whole of the Bay of Islands - outstanding!
Fishing at its best in the Far North!
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Fishing at its best in the Far North!
There are so many walks available with outstanding views, whether it is on a beach, forest or farmland there is always a view! Check out the local DOC walks for details as well as these walks within the centre of Kerikeri.
Kerikeri River walking track
There are so many walks available with outstanding views, whether it is on a beach, forest or farmland there is always a view! Check out the local DOC walks for details as well as these walks within the centre of Kerikeri.
This is a little gem, featuring local artists.
Little Black Gallery
394B Kerikeri Road
This is a little gem, featuring local artists.
Come along to this amazing open weekend - visiting local artists in their studios or track them down and visit at your leisure.
The Art Glass Studio
32 Blue Gum Lane
Come along to this amazing open weekend - visiting local artists in their studios or track them down and visit at your leisure.