Luxury accommodation Bay of Islands New Zealand
Helena Bay hosts a maximum of five individual couples accommodated in five Villa Suites, which are named after New Zealand native birds.
All the Villa Suites have extensive balconies with views overlooking Helena Bay beach and beyond to the South Pacific Ocean. Leica binoculars are provided for the opportunity to view bird life, visiting whales and dolphins, and vessels tracking across the bay out to sea.
Guests will enjoy exploring the individual rooms of the Main House decorated with its eclectic artwork and treasures, which have been collected by the owners during their travels around the globe. These captivating and fascinating pieces compliment opulent interior design.
Guest facilities are generous and include a gym, sauna, massage room, a 25-metre heated swimming pool, library, lounge areas, both informal and formal dining areas and an outdoor fire pit.
For those who enjoy being on the water, staff are on hand to launch the paddle boards and sea kayaks. They also have fishing tackle available for guests to fish from the pontoon or one of the beaches. Using their electric four-wheel-drive buggies, with a gourmet picnic on board, is a great way to explore the property.
The Poor Knights Islands, which have been shortlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage site, lie 20 kilometers off the coast. These islands feature the world’s largest sea cave and are populated by orca, dolphins and hundreds of fish species.