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Moon Gate Villa

Kerikeri, Northland

“Sleep in the curl of Cupid’s bow!”

Experience a stay in the Bay of Island’s most beautiful accommodation.

Inspired by the shape of Cupid’s bow, and designed as a residence for a romance novelist, Moon Gate Villa is set amongst Kerikeri’s traditional orchard hedges and within 1.5 acres of sub-tropical gardens.

Suites and Facilities

Each suite is decorated with understated style; amazingly comfortable beds, robes, slippers and luxury towels.  Facilities include modern wide screen TVs with on-demand movies, Netflix, Bluetooth connectivity for your personal music. Free unlimited Wi-Fi is available throughout the villa and gardens.

All rooms open onto the gardens with comfortable sun loungers and private entry into the solar heated swimming pool. The terrace lounge is for the exclusive use of our guests.

Our famous breakfasts are included in the tariff, and evening dining is available when requested in advance.  Within a short distance are Kerikeri’s many excellent restaurants and wineries.

Moon Gate Villa is independently rated 5 star, Boutique and Lodge by Qualmark New Zealand.


In the Bay of Islands, Kerikeri offers a more sophisticated and relaxing alternative than busy Paihia.  It is an excellent location for exploring the secluded and less visited bays and beaches to the north.

Within walking distance are New Zealand’s two oldest European buildings on the Bay of Islands, Kerikeri inlet; 4 waterfalls, the Old Packhouse markets, Makana chocolate factory and café. Bay and Cape Reinga tours will collect you from our entrance.


Book direct through our web site for 2+ nights and receive the best rates. Celebrating something special? Contact us to see how we can make your occasion even more special!

Your Hosts

Lionel and Rob left Melbourne, Australia in 2011 to return to Lionel's native New Zealand, to create Moon Gate Villa. We are always here when you need us, and discretely invisible when you don’t.

Lionel’s family signature appears on the Treaty, just down the road in New Zealand’s premium visitor experience at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and museum. He loves to share his Maori heritage and culture with guests. Try a few Maori language classes over breakfast!

You’ll be delighted with a stay at Moon Gate Villa.

Your hosts: Rob and Lionel

462 Kerikeri Road, 
Bay of Islands, 
New Zealand

Phone: +64 (0)9 929 5921


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