Off Property Activities

Guests can enjoy Kauri Cliff's beautiful property and also experience a variety of nearby activities including world famous game fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, sea kayaking, and hunting for boar. Guided tours feature visits to the Ninety Mile Beach, Tane Mahuta, Doubtless Bay, the Puketi Kauri Forest, Rainbow Falls, historic Russell and the Waitangi Treaty House.

Makana Chocolate Factory in Kerikeri is well worth a visit for anyone with a sweet tooth. Makana is a boutique chocolate factory specialising in hand-made chocolates and other natural temptations. You can drop in to see how their delicious chocolates are made, and of course - a favourite of all youngsters - taste a few samples!
Families can enjoy an adventurous day over on the West Coast of New Zealand, quad biking on the endless coastline of Ninety Mile Beach. We recommend you stop at the top of the panoramic mountains of sand to photograph the Pacific Ocean and the coast below. When heading back the Lodge after your fun-filled day, a stop at the famous Mangonui Fish and Chip restaurant is a highlight.
The Northland area where Kauri Cliffs is situated is rich in New Zealand history. To learn all about New Zealand’s history, you can make a visit to The Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the place where the Treaty of Waitangi (New Zealand’s founding document) was signed and a sacred and special place for many New Zealanders. You can take a guided tour of the grounds or be entertained by with a Maori cultural performance of traditional and contemporary song.
Capture the beauty of Northland and the Bay of Islands by air.
Experience unique attractions including the Bay of Islands, Tane Mahuta (New Zealand's largest kauri tree), Ninety Mile Beach and Cape Reinga. You can tailor the flight to suit your requirements using Kauri Cliffs own six seater Eurocopter 130 - B4.
No trip to the region would be complete without “getting out on the water.” Explore the magical Bay of Islands and Northland coast aboard a luxury motor launch or sailing yacht guided by professional and knowledgeable crew. This aquatic paradise boasts over 144 islands, a shoreline of secluded bays and coves, prolific marine life and a colourful history.
Enjoy a relaxed day afloat in the spectacular Bay of Islands. You will acquire a comprehensive overview of the region and have the opportunity to go ashore, swim, beach-comb or hike to a historic summit. A lunch of fresh local fare can be arranged to be served while your boat lays anchor in a secluded cove.
The Bay of Islands is top of the list as a preferred sailing region. Explore the islands and bays aboard a well appointed sailing yacht with a professional skipper and crew. You can choose to join in or simply sit back and relax. Lunch and refreshments can be arranged to be served in a sheltered bay with opportunities to go ashore to swim or beach-comb. This is an all day activity.
The Northland region of New Zealand is world famous for its clear waters and abundant fish life. Many world record game fish have been caught off this coast since American author and fisherman Zane Grey wrote about New Zealand fishing. Deep-sea anglers come in search of yellow fin tuna and the mighty marlin. Closer to shore, local reef fish such as snapper, kahawai and the powerful kingfish make the lighter tackle charters an exciting excursion for both the expert and the novice.
Marine flora and fauna are abundant in Northland. The local area has three primary diving sites. The first is the Rainbow Warrior wreck, a former Greenpeace vessel which was bombed by the French in 1985 and is now located just off the coast of Kauri Cliffs. The warm summer water and high visibility make this a stunning place to dive.

The second is the reefs, caves and caverns of the Bay of Islands coastline. The third and latest dive attraction is the decommissioned HMNZS Canterbury a Leander class navy frigate purposely scuttled to form an artificial reef at Cape Brett. All dives can be tailored to suit your abilities and interests. Experienced dive-masters are present for all parties.

We can also arrange for you to join a scheduled dive with a local dive operator
Northland was the site of the first Maori and European settlements in New Zealand and consequently has an exceptionally rich history. It is perfect for a scenic, historic and cultural driving excursion. Highlights include the town of Kerikeri where the first Christian Mission settlement in New Zealand was established in 1819.

Often described as the “Cradle of the Nation,” Kerikeri is home to the Mission House, the oldest wooden building in New Zealand, and the Stone Store, New Zealand’s oldest stone building. You can also walk to the stunning Rainbow Falls through a serene track of native bush or take a guided tour of the Puketi Forest and its ancient kauri trees.

Another important site is the Waitangi Treaty Ground where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed between Maori leaders and Queen Victoria in 1840. The Treaty Grounds are also an ideal place to see a Maori cultural performance.

Finally, the quaint whaling town of Russell, New Zealand’s first capital, can be reached by a short ferry ride from Paihia. Historic buildings in Russell include Christ Church, which still bears bullet holes from the Maori Wars. You can also enjoy the many galleries and craft shops. Be sure to take time to relax for lunch at a Northland winery or enjoy fresh local fare at one of the region’s cafés.

Puketi Forest Guided Walks
Puketi boasts some of the most spectacular forest scenery that Northland has to offer. On a guided walk you will enjoy stories, history, culture and enjoy the native flora and fauna this forest offers. We can offer Night Forest Walk, Half Day Forest Walk & Full day Kauri Forest Walk
Once a confirmation of the activity is acknowledged, the following cancellation policy applies:
  • If guest cancels within 30 days of the activity, guest will be charged 25% of the total rate.
  • If guest cancels within 24 hours of the activity, guest will be charged 50% of the total rate.
  • If guest cancels within 12 hours of the activity, guest will be charged full amount.

Cancellations due to inclement weather or extenuating circumstances will be determined by the activity operator and Kauri Cliffs. In such cases a full refund will be issued.

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