- Type: Lodge
- Summary: Four luxury lodges in a unique heritage and wildlife area
- Feature: An award-winning vineyard and various outdoor activities
- Rooms: 4 luxury residences
- Location: New Zealand’s North Island, New Zealand
- Star rating: NZ Luxury Lodge
- Nearest airport: Bay of Islands (Kerikeri) Airport
Location and transfer
From Auckland city, The Landing is a 55-minute helicopter flight or a 4-hour private car transfer. From Auckland International Airport, access is via a 35-minute scheduled flight and a 30-minute private car transfer.
With each flaunting a unique size and design, just four residences are set across The Landings property. Built to embrace the stunning surroundings, they are each filled with New Zealand art and artefacts. All lodges also include in-home entertainment systems and SkyTV, a fully equipped kitchen, barbecue, pizza oven, laundry facilities, tennis and basketball courts, gym, sauna, Wi-Fi and bar stocked with The Landing wine.
- Size: 1142m²
- Room View: Ocean and countryside
- Facilities: Located on a headland, the Cooper Residence boasts 360-degree views of the surrounding ocean and countryside. With earthy tones and luxury furnishings, the lodge features a striking lobby, lofty barn-style kitchen, private library and plenty of living space. Five beautiful bedroom suites sleep up to twelve guests, while at the northwestern end of the house is an elliptical stone ‘remnant tower’, which houses The Landing wine cellar and tasting room.
- Size: 1000m²
- Room View: Ocean, countryside and wetlands
- Facilities: Located immediately above the waters of Wairoa Bay, a simple yet modern design takes inspiration from traditional New Zealand farm buildings, featuring extensive outdoor and indoor living areas, huge kitchen and open-air courtyard. There is also an entertainment room, library and four king bedrooms with glorious views.
- Size: 213m² plus 73m² of balconies and courtyards
- Room View: Vineyards, ocean and wetlands
- Facilities: Named after its location beside The Landing’s established vineyards, this two-bedroom retreat sleeps up to six, while also boasting intimate living quarters, a covered terrace and open kitchen. Enjoy glorious views of the wetland valleys and Wairoa Bay, while walking trails connect the villa to a nearby beach.
- Size: 140m²
- Room View: Ocean
- Facilities: With an understated design based on the colonial woodshed that once stood here, this two-bedroom lodge boasts an exceptional location on the edge of Wairoa Bay, looking out over the Bay of Islands. Living spaces include a sheltered courtyard, terrace and alfresco fireplace, while there is room inside to entertain up to 20 guests.
Dining & Gourmet
Whether you choose to cater for yourself in your residence’s state-of-the-art kitchen, or dine on bespoke menus crafted by expert chefs, expect ‘garden-to-plate’ dining that makes use of the property’s orchards, vegetable and herb gardens and free-range eggs, as well as the region’s exceptional meat and seafood. Possible dining destinations include outdoor terraces, courtyards, gardens and the jetty. Of course, wine is also a huge part of any stay here, and The Landings is home to its own sloping vineyard that produces award-winning, sustainable Rosé, Syrah, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay wines. Guided by the expert vineyard manager, you can visit The Landing wine cellar, taste wines from the vineyard and tour Marsden Estate Wines where The Landing Wines are made.
With a captivating coastal location, The Landing boasts six stunning private beaches. Safe for families, the quiet waters are also perfect for kayaking and paddle boarding, while The Landing's resident boat, Iti Rangi, is available for skippered fishing and sightseeing trips. What's more, the entire Bay of Islands is on your doorstep, a marine playground that offers some of the planet's best fishing, sailing, scuba diving, snorkelling and waterskiing.
The Landing's thousands of acres play host to a huge native bush, wetland and wildlife regeneration scheme, through which more than one million trees and shrubs have been planted so far. This restoration has also encouraged several rare and endangered bird species to settle in the area - including kiwi, pateke, paradise ducks and oyster catchers - making bird watching wonderful here, particularly the night time kiwi-spotting walks.