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Summer activities at The Landing

December 21 2017

The Landing offers a special summer experience, with outdoor activities that cater to many interests and different physical abilities. Here, we share some favourites that make the most of its beautiful landscape and coastal setting.

From gentle walks through history, to kayaking at one of our six private beaches or trying your hand at deep-sea game fishing, the Landing is home to some unforgettable New Zealand experiences. The property holds walking tracks, farmland, bird sanctuaries, wetlands and areas of native bush – and there is much to explore beyond the boundaries, too.


Below are just a few of the different summer activities that can be enjoyed as guests at The Landing:


The Landing’s boat, Iti Rangi, is an 8.5m Dickey that’s available to guests of The Landing for complimentary skippered sight-seeing tours and local fishing trips. Popular spots to visit include the Waitangi Museum and Treaty Grounds and the early colonial town of Russell with its iconic pub and other historic buildings.

Charters can also be arranged for skippered deep-sea game-fishing trips, aboard a larger vessel, Ata Rangi. This highly-specced, luxury yacht can accommodate up to six people overnight.


New Zealand’s nocturnal kiwi bird is considered a significant national icon. Here at The Landing there is an estimated kiwi population of over 100.

The kiwi are very special to The Landing and one of the highlights for any guest is being taken on a complimentary, guided, late-night kiwi-spotting walk around the property. The kiwi have come to trust that they are safe at The Landing so can often be found out and about, foraging for food. To view the kiwi in this way is a rare treat that most New Zealanders will never experience, due to the bird’s scarcity and usual reclusive nature.


Paddleboards are available for use by all visitors to The Landing, and the bay is a safe place to try your hand at this popular activity.


Kayaks are available for use – adventure out to The Te Pahi Islands in Wairoa Bay, or explore any of the property’s other private beaches.


The Landing has many different walking tracks. These are easily accessed from any of the Residences and are gentle and safe. From lookout points to picnic spots and historic sites of interest, there is much to explore.


Many of the walking tracks can be travelled by mountain bike: mountain bikes and safety helmets are available for complimentary use by all guests of The Landing.


All guests of The Landing are welcome to use the property’s gym and steam room, located near the Cooper Residence and accessed by its own separate entrance. The property’s tennis court and half-size basketball court are also available for use.

Massage and beauty therapies are available upon request and can be enjoyed in the privacy of our Residences.