It has been a magical week for the Bay of Islands Sailing Week and now, the start of the long weekend.
Saturday’s predicted sunshine is great news for those heading to see Renee Geyer in Kerikeri. The Summer Soul Vineyard Tour features Renee Geyer, Billy TK Jnr & guests at the Kainui Road Vineyard with local wines and food to accompany an evening of fabulous music.
The Bay of Islands has a great wine trail from Russell to Kerikeri, where you can taste the local offerings. Don’t miss Paroa Bay Winery on the coastal road from Russell. Paroa Bay is about twenty minutes drive from Russell. The drive along the outer bays takes in farmland and surf beaches including Parekura Bay, Dicks Bay and Jacks Bay. There are plenty of appealing places to stop for a walk or swim and to take in the views.
For the ideal place to sit and watch the sunset after a day at the beach or onboard a boat, The Duke of Marlborough in Russell is hard to beat. With captivating views across to Paihia and Waitangi, you can sit on the deck or right on the waterfront strand in Russell and watch the changing colours of the sky. The Duke offers an impressive food and beverage selection. As they say on their website – 25 rooms, 100 wines, 30 beers and 1 great menu.
If you are looking for luxurious accommodation or wish to view a selection of the finest properties for sale in the Bay of Islands, contact the Luxury Real Estate office on 09 403 7788.
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Auckland Anniversary Day is a public holiday observed in the northern half of the North Island of New Zealand. The holiday usually falls on the Monday closest to 29 January, the anniversary of the arrival of William Hobson, later the first Governor of New Zealand, in the Bay of Islands in 1840. The New Zealand Government Gazette of 26 January 1842 (Volume 2, 4th Edition) carried a notice stating,
“Saturday, the 29th instant, being the SECOND ANNIVERSARY of the establishment of the Colony, His Excellency the Governor has been pleased to direct that day to be held a GENERAL HOLIDAY, on which occasion the Public Offices will be closed.”