By Car:

From Central Auckland:

The trip from Auckland city centre should take about 3½ hours although summer holiday traffic may slow things down. Take State Highway 1 (SH1) north to Whangarei and onward towards Cape Reinga. About 45 minutes north of Whangarei at Kawakawa, take SH11 to Paihia. Bedggood Close is one street just before you get to the waterfront. Turn left between Scenic Circle Hotel and Marlin Court Motel, then take the first left opposite the local tennis courts. Drive to the top of Bedggood Close.

Paying Road Tolls:

North of Auckland there’s a short section of tolled motorway. There are no toll booths but don’t worry, just drive through. Your car is photographed and you pay afterwards online. We can help you do that when you get here.

From Kerikeri or Kaitaia:

Take SH10 south, then follow signs for Paihia. At Paihia drive along the waterfront until you get to Kings Road. Turn right onto Kings Road and then take the first Left into Mac Murray Road. Drive for approx 50 meters, then take first right onto Bedggood Close (opposite local tennis courts). Drive to the top of Bedggood Close.

Taking the scenic route – Twin Coast Discovery:

If you have the time there are a number of absolutely beautiful scenic detours in Northland such as State Highway 12 up the west coast via Dargaville through the Waipoua Forest and the Hokianga Harbour. These scenic roads are all part of the Twin Coast Discovery route.

By Air:

Air New Zealand fly to Kerikeri/Bay of Islands from Auckland, it’s just a 40 minute hop, and there are several flights daily. For flight times check the timetables:


You can rent a car at Kerikeri and drive to Paihia (see directions by car above) or take a shuttle or taxi to Paihia.

By Bus:

Buses travel daily from Auckland to Paihia. Once you have arrived in Paihia, give us a call and we’ll be happy to pick you up from the main bus terminal (wharf). For bus schedules check the following websites:

Intercity >

Mana Bus >

Naked Bus >

Travel Distances:

Rotorua – Paihia  approx. 6 ½ hours

Coromandel – Paihia  approx. 6 hoursAuckland – Paihia  approx. 3 hours

Hokianga Harbour – Paihia  approx. 1 ¼ hours

Kaitaia – Paihia  approx. 1 ½ hours