To show you the very best of what Aotearoa has to offer, these iconic and authentic New Zealand experiences are included within every overnight stay.
Kiwi Night Walk
Lushly green and ringing with birdsong during the day, by night the New Zealand native forest is magically still and dark. Our Landing guide will take you on a torch-lit journey into the darkness to discover New Zealand’s shy iconic native bird, the kiwi. This native bird species lives in abundance at The Landing. See burrows where they hide during the day and hear their calls to each other through the night air. Experience face-to-fuzzy-face interaction with them as they roam the forest searching for food in their favourite spots.
Marine Wildlife Cruise
The sparkling Bay of Islands harbour is a marine wonderland. Board The Landing’s boat Iti Rangi for a tour of the pristine coves and bays. Watch lounging seals and little blue penguins bobbing through the waves! Closer to land, see rock colonies of seabirds, pods of dolphins and schools of fish in the clear shore waters. On a lucky day you may also get to see whales. Your Landing guide will talk you through sites of historic and geological interest. You will also wade past volcanic rock formations and archeological discoveries in the region.
Vineyard and Winery Tour Experience
Understand what goes into your glass of wine by walking among the vineyard where it’s grown. A member of our vineyard team will describe the different grape varietals and our sustainable approach to growing grapes. Then you will be taken up to our hilltop winery. At the winery you can taste our range of reds and whites and learn about Northland’s long wine-making history. This experience is a wine-lovers dream because our knowledgeable wine team love what they do.
Learn about the experiences of the first Pacific explorers, sailors, whalers, chiefs, missionaries, traders and settlers of New Zealand. These people founded one of New Zealand’s first townships their stories are integral to the history of the area. Our guide will take you on a tour of archeological sites of interest at The Landing which takes you around the property. An important landmark is the Rangihoua Heritage Park and Marsden Cross memorial which sit above Rangihoua Bay.