BAY OF ISLANDS REGION LOCATION
Pawhaoa Bay Villas 950 Whangaruru North Rd, Bland Bay, Northland New Zealand.
Pawhaoa Bay Villas,950 Whangaruru North Road, Bland Bay, RD 4 Hikurangi, 0184 Northland, New Zealand.
Claire and Bill Hurst,
Mobile: + 64 (0) 274 399 440.
DRIVING FROM AUCKLAND (Approx. 3.5 Hours Drive)
To get to Pawhaoa Bay Villas is a simple process. Simply head North from Auckland (State Highway 1) to Whangarei (a 2.5 hour drive). At Whangarei carry on North on State Highway 1 for approximately 15minutes (20kms) until you reach the Whakapara BP garage on your left. This is your last chance to fill up with gas.100 metres past this Garage turn right at the sign post "Oakura - Old Russell Road" Once you have turned off onto this road follow the sign posts to Bland Bay. From the State Highway 1 turn off, Bland Bay is 50kms (about 1hrs drive) Don't miss the last turn off to Bland Bay which is on the right just past the tiny settlement of Ngaiatonga, with a Marae on the right and a derelict faded lilac building on the left. The last turn off is sign posted on the left but the turn is to the right. From here follow the road into and through Bland Bay. Continue on up and over a small hill. Pawhaoa Bay Lodge is on the right as you reach the bottom of the hill and is well sign posted.
DRIVING FROM THE NORTH
From Kerikeri take the signs to Paihia.
From Paihia take the car ferry from Opua across to Russell. They run all day every 10 minutes. Exit the ferry and after 2 kms look out for the signs to Rawhiti and Whangarei via Old Russell Rd. Turn right and follow this road through to a T junction (about 20minutes) all tarsealed. At the T junction , turn right and follow the coast road about 9kms look out for a sign on your right with the turn to your left signed Whangaruru North Rd and Bland Bay and DON’T MISS THIS SIGN. This is the last turn off to Bland Bay keep on driving right through the small seaside settlement of Bland Bay up and over a small hill (the last km is metal /gravel road) and we are at the bottom on the other side right on the water on the left and we are well sign posted. From the last turn off we are 9.5kms (10minutes drive).
If you are driving from Russell, take the Old Russell Rd turn off to the left about 2 km before you reach the car ferry and about 10 minutes from Russell.
There are several flights daily from Auckland to Whangarei or Kerikeri. - book directly on linewww.airnewzealand.co.nz
From both Whangarei or Kerikeri it is approximately 1.5 hrs drive to Pawhaoa Bay Lodge.
Hire cars are available from both airports. Flight time from Auckland to Whangarei is approximately 30minutes and to Kerikeri approximately 40minutes.
Driving from Whangarei airport; Follow signs into Whangarei and then follow signs main Road North. Once on State Highway 1 going North follow directions as above when driving from Auckland....
Come by privately chartered Helicopter directly from Auckland or Kerikeri and land in front of the Lodge:
GPS READING FOR PAWHAOA BAY LODGE: 35degrees 21.36 South; 174 degrees 21.65 East
Executive Helicopters- Advanced Flight. Andrew Buchanan www.advancedflight.co.nz or firstname.lastname@example.org phone 64 9 8282216 mobile 021808977
Wonderful Idyllic Lodge – We stayed at Pawhaoa Bay at the beginning of January 2015 and would thoroughly recommend this peaceful, tranquil lodge situated on the edge of the bay. Two very attractive villas have been built in the grounds of the lodge, very simple, tasteful decor and fully equipped if guests wish to cook inside or barbecue.. Swimming or kayaking in the clear waters which are irresistible, are a must and exploring the surrounding area by foot or car is well worthwhile