Golfers Paradise

Kerikeri is surrounded by some of New Zealand’s finest golf courses.

Bay of Islands Golf Course

Distance from motel: just 1 minute away. The Bay of Islands Golf Club’s meticulously maintained 6,101 metre course is a true championship course. It makes wonderful use of the contours sculpted by the Puketotara Stream and the Kerikeri River and provides beautiful views of New Zealand native bush and birds. The greens and fairways are always immaculate and best of all, with our volcanic soil and sub-tropical climate it is playable 365 days a year!

Kauri Cliffs Golf Course

Distance from motel: 40 minutes drive The Kauri Cliffs golf course was designed and built by David Harman.  The par 72 PGA championship golf course has been home to The Kiwi Challenge PGA Golf Event and the course is currently ranked 18th Greatest Golf Course in the World by Golf Magazine’s World Top 100 Course Ranking Panel who has compiled a list of the top 50 greatest golf courses of the last 50 years. If you are serious about golf this course is an experience you won’t forget.

Waitangi Golf Course

Distance from motel: 24 minutes drive Waitangi Course not only provides an exciting and ever changing challenge to the golfer but also the most tremendous panorama of sea and island views. Whether playing or caddying, golfers can enjoy vistas of the Bay of Islands and Russell, river and estuary views over Waitangi and Opua and rolling bush and forest views inland over Mount Bledisloe and Puketona. These views are complemented by well-groomed greens and fairways surrounded by areas of flowering native trees which provide sanctuary for many varieties of native birds.

Carrington Golf Course

Distance from motel: 1 hour 15 minute drive The Northland golf course at Carrington Resort is sited so as to provide a variety of vistas to the golfer. The course is located between sweeping ocean views to the north and east, and hill side vineyards of Karikari Estate to the south. The championship standard 18 hole Carrington golf course was inaugurated on 15 December 2003 in Northland region and designed by American golf course designer Matt Dye.



Kerikeri has an abundance of fine restaurants all within one kilometre of the motel.

Café Cinema

Cafe Cinema is an established restaurant, wine bar & cafe situated in Kerikeri town center right next to, yes you guessed it – the cinema. It’s cosy and it’s where the locals hang out. Specialising in honest food prepared with fresh local ingredients (with a Swedish influence) and designed to tempt the taste buds. Enjoy great ambience with guaranteed smiles and friendly, relaxed service. Whether you’re after a superb brunch, wine and nibbles, cafe lunch, relaxed evening dining, or just an excellent coffee, Cafe Cinema is be the place to be.

Black Olive

Relax on the deck and enjoy the sunset at the end of the day while enjoying a superb glass of Northland wine. Whilst the bar dining area is suitable for large groups, there is also the outdoor garden area and children’s playground. The Black Olive is the perfect casual place to have a wonderful evening. With a mouth watering selection of gourmet and traditional pizzas, seafood dishes or a juicy scotch fillet – you’ll find a delightful blend of great food, wine and service.

The Pear Tree

Nestled beside the Kerikeri River in the romantic Stone Store Basin, the Pear Tree Restaurant & Bar, is an historic Bay Of Islands landmark.The Pear Tree offers everything from a delicious brunch, coffee, casual drink and snack through to an inventive but unpretentious a la carte menu. Relax in the garden while the kids play in the park-like surroundings, unwind on the deck overlooking the water or get cosy in front of the open fire on those cooler days.


This cafe & restaurant is set amongst a lush subtropical garden and serves European and Thai inspired food. A family owned and operated business, their passion is delicious, fresh, healthy food coupled with excellent service. This year Food at Wharepuke was proud to receive the prestigious award for the Michael Guys Cafe Magazine The Best Cafe in Northland. Prepare to be wowed!

Curry King

Genuine Indian cuisine and a family friendly atmosphere, this is a truly authentic Thai and Indian experience, from Indian Curry to Thai stir-fried. There is something for everyone and you need not worry about the hotness, they have a range of spices to suit everyone; from no heat at all to real Indian Hot!!

The Italians

A very busy eatery, and for good reason. Wonderful food. Very authentic and full of flavour. Cesare Stella, Italian chef, co-owner and operator offers an extensive menu covering meat, seafood, home made pasta, pizza plus daily specials. This is outstanding and authentic North Italian cuisine. If you want to experience a little piece of Italy right here in Kerikeri, this is your chance. Don’t be in a hurry though – this is real Italian dining.

Rock Salt

Rock Salt Bar and Restaurant is in a relaxed and stylish location in central Kerikeri has the comfortable surroundings ideal for meeting friend or dining out. Rock Salt provides great food and drink in a comfortable space allowing you to relax and enjoy a business lunch, after work drink or dinner and evening unwind with friends. During the day the airy relaxed environment is perfect for lunch in the town centre. The kitchen is open all day and serves a wide selection of homemade hot and cold food all prepared with, where possible, local ingredients.


Keirkeri has a café culture and most café’s can be found within walking distance of the motel.

Kerikeri Bakehouse

The Kerikeri Bakehouse has been in business since 1995. With two sites operating in Kerikeri, all your bases are covered. From supplying a full range of bakery goods, to a full sit down style of breakfast and lunch menu, the great coffee just tops it off really.


The Fishbone has a great site in the centre of Kerikeri with seating both inside and out. The service is always friendly and prompt, even when busy. The coffee is excellent and always consistently so. The food is varied and always good for a light breakfast, lunch or morning muffin.


This family friendly Cafe offers breakfast & lunch with fantastic Chef’s specialties. Zest has great organic coffee, delicious food in a friendly inviting atmosphere in the heart of Kerikeri.


Santeez is a unique cafe, offering an extensive breakfast, lunch and beverage menu and specialising in gluten and wheat free foods, so if you have a food allergy or belong to the coeliac society, then this is where you should be dining.


Food here is always so fresh and the coffee is also excellent. The service is great, lots of smiles and very friendly. Best thing of all is they offer free wifi so you can be connected while enjoying a spot of lunch.

Café Cinema

Cafe Cinema is a cozy cafe where the locals hang out. Enjoy great ambience with guaranteed smiles and friendly, relaxed service. Whether you’re after a superb brunch, wine and nibbles, cafe lunch, relaxed evening dining, or just an excellent coffee, Cafe Cinema is the place to be.

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