Peaceful hilltop retreat


Facilities & services

  • Four bedrooms
  • Restaurant
  • Infinity pool

The Sanctuary at Bay of Islands enjoys an idyllic location on Opua Hill, between Paihia and the small town of Opua. It is nestled among native bush and enjoys cliffside views out to Russell and the surrounding bays.

There are just four rooms at the Sanctuary, with private balconies and decorated in soft, earthy tones. The entire lodge is clad in cedar and blends seamlessly into the natural surroundings. The wood-burning fireplaces flanked by leather sofas provide a welcoming focus to the lodge and Maori weavings and local artwork are dotted throughout.

Guests can enjoy wholesome and hearty food during their stay at Sanctuary and fresh, locally sourced produce is at the heart of the lodge’s philosophy. There is lots to do while you’re here, so set aside some time to swim in the infinity pool, unwind with a massage treatment or take a yoga class.

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