Archives for May, 2014

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Bay of Islands wildlife – Orca’s (Killer Whales)

Orca (more commonly known as The Killer Whale) is a regular visitor to The Bay of Islands and a tall dorsal fin is often spotted gliding through the beautiful blue seas but rarely do these stunning animals give photo opportunities like this.   This picture was taken this week by a crewmember aboard a Fullers…

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Kerikeri Half Marathon Street Party 2014

The big date for your calendar is November 15th 2014.  This is the date of the Kerikeri Street Party.  From small beginnings 6 years ago this fun social gathering (which always follows the Half Marathon) has become the premier event in Kerikeri.  The main street is closed; wine and food stalls, bands and music, dancing…

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Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence awarded to 88 Lodge.

We are just so proud and chuffed to be awarded a prestigious Certificate of Excellence for 2014 by Trip Advisor, the internationally recognised guru of all things good, and bad, about the hospitality trade.   It is a tribute to all of our wonderful guests who have taken the time and effort to say their…

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Reliable fast FREE WiFi adds to the accommodation experience.

Water and food are essential commodities to life; electricity makes our lives so comfortable in so many ways and these days access to communication is high on the list of must have’s to ensure life goes on the way you want it to. In our travels around the world, poor and often very expensive access…

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Kerikeri, Garden of National Significance.

There are four five star gardens in Northland, and all of them are within the beautiful Bay of Islands.  But only one of these has received its rating without a connection to the Bay’s history as birth place of the nation. The Palmco display garden (which is located just a few minutes drive from 88…

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It's not many who receive ‘HALL OF FAME’ status. This makes us a B&B not to be missed