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Designed with an air of simple luxury, The Boathouse captures the spirit of the quintessential New Zealand holiday – lounging in the sun, enjoying good food and wine with friends and family and spending long days in or on the water.  

Huge, barn-style doors slide back to open the relaxed central living space with its soaring cathedral ceiling up to all-day sun and sea air off the calm waters of Wairoa Bay.

Less than 150m from the front door is The Landings private jetty, the launching point for short or long adventures in the marine playground of the Bay of Islands. 

Spaces to enjoy beautiful weather encircle the residence, from a large covered outdoor dining area that can comfortably hosts 20 guests, to sun loungers with the bay at their feet, a beachside outdoor fireplace and pizza oven, and multiple terraces to chase the sun. 

The mezzanine king master bedroom is warmed by all-day sun, and a view across rolling pasture.  Internal shutters that open to the double-height living space and look through to a view of the bay. Downstairs, a timber-lined twin room opening to the garden offers generous family accommodation. 

A wine-tasting tour of The Landing Winery is included in every overnight stay.


Sometimes, the waves grow hushed, but the sea is always there,
touching, caressing, eating the earth.

Keri Hulme, The Bone People


Cooper Residence