Wine hotels in Northland

Around 130 miles north of Auckland, Northland sits at the northern tip of North Island. Its wine production may be small - largely from boutique vineyards - but it can lay claim to being New Zealand’s oldest wine-producing area; the first vines were planted in 1819. Vineyards are mainly around the Bay of Islands and on the west coast near Kaitaia. So, many of our wine hotels in Northland make a great base for a sun and beach holiday, too.


Wine hotels in Northland for vineyards and beach!

  • If you want to combine wine-tasting with sunbathing, Paihia Beach Resort, a stone’s throw from one of the Bay of Island’s prettiest beaches, might fit the bill. Light, contemporary style bedrooms have balconies or patios, plus there’s a spa, watersports and fishing trips on offer.

Paihia Beach Resort

For a B&B

  • Close to several boutique vineyards, Bed of Roses, in the village of Kerikeri, is a charming B&B with French country-style bedrooms, private terraces and a luscious garden. Extensive breakfasts will set you up for a day exploring the vineyards; the hosts can arrange wine tours.

Tiki Tiki Ora

  • Overlooking Bay of Islands, Tiki Tiki Ora - named after the mountain behind - is a light, bright and modern boutique B&B, furnished with colourful and eclectic artefacts from the owners’ travels. Take breakfast on the wide balcony, with its stunning views. Picnic lunches and dinners can also be arranged.

For in-town location

  • In the heart of the town of Russell, Flagstaff Lodge is an historic, colonial-style building with wraparound verandah so you can relax and take in the bay views. There are just four elegant and contemporary rooms, outdoor dining and a good wine list. It also has a small spa.

Flagstaff Lodge

For a full list of our choice of the best wine hotels in New Zealand, click here. Or to expand your search, click here to see all our recommended properties in the North Island.

  • Bed of Roses

    Bay of Islands

    Luxury B&B with three French-themed suites. Double beds, antique furnishings and glorious colourful garden. Extensive breakfast menu and all dietary requirements catered for. In quaint village with views to river basin. Wine tasting and championship golf courses close by.

    3 rooms from $182
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
    Restrictions on children
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.
  • Tiki Tiki Ora

    Bay of Islands

    Boutique B&B 4km from Russell overlooking Bay of Islands. Three suites with colourful and eclectic artefacts, a landscaped garden and gorgeous outdoor dining area. Friendly and accommodating hosts. Great beaches and walking routes nearby.

    3 rooms from $248
    Sights nearby  -  4km from historic Russell town, with museum, restaurants, cafes and craft galleries
    Views  -  Mountain and sea views across the bay
    Restrictions on children
  • Paihia Beach Resort and Spa Hotel

    Bay of Islands

    Luxury hotel with light, clean and spacious suites with features such as French oak floors and large balconies. Only metres from Paihia's most picturesque beach, completed with spa, swimming pool and restaurant serving seasonal food. Ideal for tours of Bay of Islands, golfing and fishing trips.

    21 rooms from $349
    No pets
    Views  -  Out to Bay of Islands
    Swimming Pool  -  Heated saltwater
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
  • Flagstaff Lodge & Day Spa

    Bay of Islands

    Luxury lodge in historic century old building in the heart of Russell with four ensuite rooms. Local art on the walls, use of environmentally friendly products and large comfy beds. Gardens, outdoor deck and baths, as well as luxury day spa.

    4 rooms from $364
    Views  -  Across Russell to bay
    Restrictions on children
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

Written by  Helen Pickles,
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