The Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand

Fascinating history, beautiful beaches, delicious seafood and stunning luxury accommodation.

Four hours north of Auckland, you will enter the stunningly beautiful sub-tropical world of the Bay of Islands in Northland. Known not only for its beauty and climate but also for the added attraction of being one of New Zealand’s most significant historic areas.

"It has been a delight to be with you thru our fabulous journey. Your knowledge, gracious manners and sense of humor added to our entire experience.
jill & fred, USA
Cape Reinga Lighhouse
Meeting house, Waitangi
The Stone Store, Kerikeri
Kororareka Russell


All tours are private.

1 to 8 guests.

Luxury, unbranded vehicles.

Contact us with any questions, let us know your interests and your travel schedule, and we’ll create a special itinerary for you. 

Nau mai haere mai ki Te Tai Tokerau - welcome to Northland

Northland (Te Tai Tokerau)is regarded as the birthplace of Aoteraroa New Zealand. It is here that Kupe, a mythical Polynesian explorer is reputed to have arrived on his wooden waka (sea-going canoe) around 900AD. Here too modern Aoteraroa New Zealand was formed by the signing of New Zealand’s founding document, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, the Treaty of Waitangi, between the Māori tribes and the British Crown, on 6 February 1840.

Whether you’re a foodie or history buff, want to play golf on world-renown courses, prefer walking or relaxing on the beach, Northland will truly deliver.


Kia ora, welcome! I’m a 5th generation kiwi, a New Zealand wine judge and foodie who wants to share my passion for New Zealand; its sights, history, culture, and lifestyle.

From the internationally renown wineries to the appointment only and boutique vineyards, my first-hand knowledge of New Zealand wine and personal relationships will give a rare, unmatched experience. 

I am an experienced guide, travel advisor and planner, with wide knowledge and passion for NZ wine and food, culture, history and lifestyle. 

I look forward to planning and making your experience in New Zealand unique and wonderful.

Bill Hird, Landmarks Founder & Guide
Member of the New Zealand Sommelier & Wine Professionals Association

Te Waimate Misson House

Let the adventure begin