The Bay of Islands is laden with bold and wonderful adventures, so we partner with a selection of hand-picked establishments to get the best service possible for our guests.

Take a load off and let us book restaurants with the best possible tables for you,
with lovely excursions based on your interests and weather at the time of your stay.

We know who provides the best guest experience.

Restaurants and wineries

Sage @ Paroa Bay

Overlooking the stunning Bay of Islands, this is an exquisite restaurant at Paroa Bay Winery, with a mouth-watering menu inspired by the land. Make contact with us just prior to your stay so we arrange a complimentary shuttle.

The Gables

Located right on the waterfront. Nick offers stylized Italian dining which is really delicious, with relaxed attentive service, and choose either indoor or tables on the waterfront to watch the sunset . They offer local & Italian wines and wine tasting options.

Omata Estate

A delightful vineyard sitting on a sunny peninsular just out of Russell. Enjoy a fine selection of gorgeous wines, colourful platters and smoky woodfired pizzas in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.


Phantom Sailing

An authentic sailing experience, allowing you to explore the Bay of Islands the leisurely way. Rick and Robin have proudly operated bay excursions for 20 years, taking small groups for a personable experience that will leave you with life-long memories.

Explore & Fullers.

When you arrive at Arcadia Lodge, we can book your islands cruise for you. We work with the Product Manager to ensure the best options during you stay, and we do not charge commissions on our bookings - it's all part of the Arcadia service we offer.

R. Tucker Thompson

A fantastic expedition on a large, heritage, square-rigged sailing vessel, giving you the opportunity to explore the hidden gems around the Bay of Islands. The "Tucker" is great for guests who like a bigger, more steady option of sightseeing the bay. Let us book this for you. it does not cost you more.