With four spectacular residences, six private beaches and an award-winning vineyard, The Landing is a unique luxury retreat found in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands.
Designed to deliver whatever its guests desire, you can enjoy world-class fishing, sip wine in the sun-drenched rows of a vineyard or go diving for seafood like scallops and crayfish. Sitting upon the same land that the first European settlers arrived to in the early 1800’s, The Landing holds historical significance and maintains its welcoming reputation to this day.
With all hospitality staff from the surrounding area, prepare to be welcomed with pride and passion to the place where this astounding new nation was created.
THE LANDING LOCATION
As part of the Bay of islands, The Landing sits amongst a spectacular setting of more than 140 picturesque islands with miles upon miles of sand. With six of its own private beaches and other seaside towns just a day trip away, The Landing occupies 1000 acres of natural paradise – a space that yields plenty of deep sea fishing, grape growing, local farmer’s markets and room to relax.
From Auckland, the Landing is just 55 minutes by helicopter or a four-hour drive. The closest town by road is Kerikeri, which is 35 minutes by car, and the towns of Russell, Paihia and Waitangi are just 15 minutes away by boat.
The residences at The Landing were expertly designed by local architects Nat and Pip Cheshire to combine a modern aesthetic with contemporary New Zealand art and historic artifacts. Think flaxen, earthy tones, luxury furnishings, rusticated fireplaces and plenty of outdoor space. Finishes range from contemporary and eclectic to natural wood and stone.
Groups of up to 12 guests can stay at the Cooper Residence, a five-bedroom home with a private chef and a location nearby the water’s edge. The Gabriel Residence accommodates eight within four equal-status king bedrooms above the tranquil waters of Wairoa Bay, and the Vineyard Villa hosts six comfortably set across two king bedrooms and a master suite with views over the wetland valley. Last but not least, The Boathouse sleeps four directly on the water’s edge, and can entertain up to 20.
Cooper Residence Sitting on a headland site with 360-degree views of the surrounding ocean and countryside, the Cooper Residence is a truly breathtaking home. Five distinct bedrooms sleep up to 12 guests, while the house and its grounds provide a range of versatile spaces such as a large lounge with fireplace, private library and spacious indoor and outdoor dining areas. A personal chef will custom design menus to suit guest preference, and an adjoining elliptical stone ‘remnant tower’ houses a wine cellar, tasting room and sunny rooftop observatory. Creating a unique atmosphere, the Cooper Residence holds a significant collection of art, Maori artifacts, archaeological relics and antiques.
Gabriel Residence The Gabriel Residence is a simple, modern home inspired by the traditional form of New Zealand farm buildings. Gazing out across the tranquil waters of Wairoa Bay, it has four equal-status king bedrooms, extensive outdoor living spaces and fully equipped entertainer’s kitchen that’s perfect for events or parties. A large main living area is complimented by three more of the same, while a spacious entertainment room offers a pool table, library and an intimate downstairs lounge.
Vineyard Villa Tucked quietly amongst The Landing’s established vines, the Vineyard Villa offers magnificent views across the property and out to sea. Comfortably sleeping six guests with two equal-status king bedrooms and a master suite, it is perfectly arranged for a rural escape with several entertaining areas. On the seaward side, an open kitchen and generous living space soak in the morning sun, while glass walls slide away behind stonework to reveal an outdoor extension of the home. Walking trails connect the property to the beach and beyond, and guests are welcome to explore as they wish.
The Boathouse The Boathouse is a striking, airy structure based on the design of a colonial woolshed that used to stand on the property. Situated directly on the water’s edge at Wairoa Bay, it looks out to The Landing jetty and over the numerous islands beyond. Extensive living space flows seamlessly into a spacious outdoor courtyard, with terraces set up for dining and an outdoor fireplace for cozy nights. Four can sleep across the house’s two bedrooms, however there is plenty of space to comfortably entertain up to 20 guests.