Need to know
Four private villas.
10am; earliest check-in, 2pm. There’s no reception – you’ll check in at your villa.
Double rooms from $2660.03 (NZ$3,913), excluding tax at 15 per cent.
Rates include a wine tasting, vineyard tour, kiwi-spotting guided evening walk and a boat sightseeing tour. Breakfast (and lunch and dinner) can be arranged at extra cost.
Pick up some culinary skills from the Landing chefs with a private cookery lesson. Achey? In-villa massages can be arranged on request.
At the hotel
Six private beaches, a vineyard, gym with hammam, tennis courts, basketball court, hiking trails, gear to borrow – mountain bikes (and helmets), snorkelling kit, fishing rods and paddleboards. In rooms: Sky TV, fully equipped kitchen, barbecue grill, free WiFi and daily housekeeping.
Our favourite rooms
You can’t go wrong with any of the four luxury residences, but we have a soft spot for the Boathouse, right by the edge of Wairoa Bay and geared towards enjoying the outdoors. If you’re after evenings by an alfresco fire, this is the residence for you; your chef can probably even gather up s’more-making goodies.
Bring your effortlessly elegant swimwear, boots made for long tramps around the grounds and an appreciation for New Zealand grapes.
The downstairs bedroom in the Boathouse is the best choice for less mobile guests, but the bathroom is not adapted for wheelchair users.
Welcome: each residence has a private lawn and terraces for little Smiths to run around. Need cots and beds for little Smiths? Request when booking (they're free, subject to availability). There’s also one resident pushchair and two car seats to borrow.
Construction materials were locally sourced, where possible, and all produce is grown in the onsite gardens and orchards or locally sourced. The hotel participates in native planting with Rangihoua Heritage Park and Marsden Trust and a Kiwi recovery program in conjunction with Department of Conservation.