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Buying a house in the Bay of Islands

Nestled amidst the stunning natural beauty of New Zealand's Northland region, the Bay of Islands is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, crystal-clear waters, and an array of islands waiting to be explored. This idyllic destination combines the tranquil charm of coastal living with the vibrant pulse of community life, offering an array of outdoor adventures, local eateries, and cultural experiences. Whether you're drawn to the allure of serene waterfront properties, the convenience of town living, or the rustic appeal of a countryside retreat, the Bay of Islands presents a diverse tapestry of neighborhoods to suit every lifestyle.

The Bay of Islands is a haven for those who seek the perfect balance between relaxation and adventure. From world-class golf courses and sailing opportunities to rich historical sites and bustling farmers' markets, this region has something for everyone.

At New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty, our team of dedicated professionals is committed to connecting you with your dream home in this paradise. With an extensive portfolio that includes everything from luxurious coastal estates in Russell to charming villas in Kerikeri, we are here to guide you through every step of your journey to becoming a homeowner in the Bay of Islands.

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Often dubbed the jewel of the Bay of Islands, radiates the laid-back charm of a coastal haven with its azure waters and inviting beaches. It's the pulsating heart of the Bay, where adventure meets serenity, making it an ideal spot for both thrill-seekers and those seeking a peaceful retreat. The waterfront buzzes with activity, offering everything from leisurely cruises to up-close dolphin encounters. Paihia's properties range from cosy beachfront bungalows to contemporary apartments, all promising stunning sea views and easy access to the region's natural splendors. Ideal for families and individuals alike, Paihia embodies the perfect blend of seaside tranquility and vibrant community life.



Known for its picturesque charm and serene lifestyle, this quaint township, accessible by a short ferry ride from Paihia, offers a glimpse into New Zealand's past with well-preserved colonial buildings and the oldest church in the country. Russell's real estate portfolio is as enchanting as its history, featuring elegant colonial homes, modern retreats with panoramic bay views, and hidden gems nestled in lush greenery. It's a sanctuary for those who cherish heritage and tranquility, all within a stone's throw of pristine beaches and gourmet dining.



Kerikeri, a colorful and lively place to call home, is known for its pivotal role in New Zealand's early European history. The town boasts a rich tapestry of historical sites, including the country's oldest stone building. The local property market is diverse, offering everything from stylish contemporary homes to traditional country estates, all surrounded by the natural beauty of orchards and rolling hills. Kerikeri appeals to those who seek a blend of culture, history, and the great outdoors, making it a unique and coveted location in the Bay of Islands.

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Embark on your Bay of Islands real estate adventure with the seasoned expertise of our local agents at New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty. Nestled in the heart of Northland, the Bay of Islands is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and vibrant community. Our dedicated team is intimately familiar with the unique allure of this coastal paradise, from luxurious waterfront estates to charming country homes and everything in between. Let us guide you through the Bay of Islands' diverse property landscape with our deep local knowledge and personalised service, ensuring you find a home that not only meets but exceeds your expectations. Reach out to discover how our Bay of Islands real estate specialists can assist you in securing your slice of paradise.

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