The Sanctuary, Bay of Islands

The Sanctuary Bay of Islands

Discover Sanctuary and experience the amazing Bay of Islands

Outstanding Bay of Islands accommodation The Sanctuary is located on the east coast of Northland, in one of New Zealand’s most popular locations for water activities and scenic travel.

A scenic three-hour drive from Auckland brings you to The Sanctuary – simply the best Bay of Islands accommodation.

The property sits majestically on the Opua Hill between Paihia and the small settlement of Opua. It is conveniently located directly off State Highway One, the main road north, just 5 minutes before Paihia township.  Paihia is well sign-posted from both directions from the state highways.  The Sanctuary is nestled amongst native bush, sitting cliffside with views looking out to Russell and surrounding bays.

This elegant and relaxed bed and breakfast is owned and run by Glennis who is a remarkable host.  Preparing an a la carte breakfast for you daily that is included in your room rate, and keeping you full for exploring the nearby attractions of the north.

Revel in the views from your own private balcony and enjoy a cooling dip in the pool on a hot day.


Louise comments “Glennis is the ulimtate hostess, fun, friendly, and knowledgable about the area, her laid back style is so very Kiwi, and this place has the best RELAX vibes of any property”

Its a terrific base for the delights of the North, with magnificent views across the Bay of Islands.

Ample parking, great space to relax in and out, and a breakfast that will leave you guilt free and not needing lunch”