Kerikeri – Bay of Islands
In the Bay of Islands, Kerikeri is home to the Bay of Islands Airport, which is a short, scenic flight from Auckland of approximately 45 minutes.
Flying in, you can see the town centre just inland from the sea. The region’s rolling green hills are dotted with farms, orchards and vineyards and make a stunning sight in any season.
On the ocean-side, the Kerikeri inlet leads into the Bay of Islands greater waters. Kerikeri Cruising Club and Marina at Dove’s Bay, provides easy access to islands, north and south.
Kerikeri has an active community across all age groups. The area inspires many artisans. Driving into Kerikeri, visitors get a great taste of art and local produce with Living Nature, Makana Chocolates and an array of boutique galleries and growers on show.
Well-known for its fresh food, the area has a Farmers’ Market and road side stalls selling everything from macadamias to mandarins. The local restaurants and cafes feature the region’s produce. Don’t miss Food at Wharepuke set in fabulous gardens or The Pear Tree Restaurant nearby the historical Kerikeri Old Stone Store & Mission House on the inlet. There are a number of vineyards including Marsden Estate, Cottle Hill, Ake Ake and the jovial Fat Pig Vineyard.
Kerikeri has great walking tracks. At the Puketi State Forest there is a boardwalk through ancient Kauri forest – home to specimen trees and wildlife including the North Island Brown Kiwi.
Real estate in Kerikeri is a mix of premium coastal waterfront, rural and residential in the township. There are some stunning estates on the inner Bay of Islands waterways and the coastline north of Kerikeri. Luxury Real Estate New Zealand personalise property tours throughout the area.
Please feel free to contact me with your Bay of Islands real estate queries.
Charlie Brendon-Cook M. 0212 444 888.