The climate in New Zealand is incredibly pleasant, with warm and balmy summers and cold crisp winter months with wonderful clear, blue skies. The warmer high-season months of November to April are perfect for outdoor exploration. The colder months of June to August are the best time to ski.
Both North and South Islands are drier on the east coast, rather than on the west, where mountain ranges act as a trap for the moisture-rich winds from the Tasman Sea. It is also worth remembering that it is usually a few degrees cooler on the South Island than the North Island and as New Zealand has a maritime climate, the weather can change rapidly.
Paroa Bay Winery is a boutique estate in the Bay of Islands region of New Zealand overlooking the breath-taking Paroa Bay. The indulgent winery expertly combines luxurious lodgings with world class food and wine and first-class service.
Nestled in the rolling hills that overlook Paroa Bay and the picturesque Bay of Islands is the luxuriously appointed Paroa Bay Winery. A boutique choice, staying at Paroa Bay Winery is both exclusive yet authentic and being just 15 minutes from Russell is the ideal location to base yourselves whilst you explore the Bay of Islands.
One of the two accommodation options, Tarapunga is a contemporary villa-style accommodation nestled amongst native forest overlooking the undulating landscape of the Bay of Islands. Alternatively, Paroa Bay Winery is also home to the Vineyard Cottage – a recently refurbished boutique two-bedroom cottage style accommodation hidden below the abundant vines and surrounded by acres of landscaped gardens.
Sage is the in-house restaurant at Paraoa Bay Winery which offers both guests and visitors a delectable modern Mediterranean cuisine paired with local kiwi wines. Guests can opt to dine at Sage or alternatively can explore the many eateries of neighboring Paihia or Russell. One of the must-do experiences is a tour of the vineyard and tasting at Paroa Bay Winery’s cellar door. Famed for its chardonnay and cabernet sauvignon staying at Paroa Bay Winery offers guests an exclusive insight into a contemporary working New Zealand vineyard whilst also providing luxurious accommodation and delectable cuisine.
A contemporary building featuring a mesmerising infinity pool, Tarapunga offers guests an expansive decking area making it the perfect choice for family’s traveling together. A bright and airy accommodation, Tarapunga can comfortably sleep up to six guests and additional features include a home theater, gym, heated infinity pool spa and sauna as well as both tennis and badminton courts.
Alternatively the newly refurbished Vineyard Cottage is a mere 10-minute stroll from a local secluded beach and offers expansive views of the rolling vineyards whilst providing accommodation of up to 4 people across two bedrooms. An open fireplace in the main lounge creates a cosy homely feel while the covered terrace with private swimming pool, hot tub and sauna firmly declare this one of the Bay of Islands premium boutique options.
The Cape Reinga tour is for those who wish to spend time enjoying the magnificent natural wonders of the North. You will be over-awed by the grandeur of the mighty Kauri trees, the expanse of Ninety Mile Beach and the mystique of Cape Reinga.
Explore the famous Hole in the Rock on a sightseeing cruise of the Bay of Islands, departing at 12.30pm.
The Bay of Islands is famous for its coastal environment and the best way to see it is during the evening with on a private charter. Explore the magical coast aboard a luxury catamaran, with a professional and knowledgeable crew.
Cool Change is a stunning 54 ft sailing catamaran, offering you a totally unique way to experience New Zealand's world famous Bay of Islands. Your private charter will explore the beautiful bays and islands, with a delicious lunch onboard.
The Waitangi Treaty Grounds, overlooking the Bay of Islands, is New Zealand's pre-eminent historic site. It is a place of belonging and enjoyment that is central to the life of the nation and special to all New Zealanders.
Paroa Bay Winery is located in the scenic Bay of Islands amid the hills of Paroa Bay near Russell.
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