An unpretentious, tastefully renovated Motel.     We'll never be 5 Star - but we'll always be "Special"

Your Hosts

Norm and Shelagh

Cook's Lookout Motel
9 Causeway Road
Haruru Falls, PAIHIA

PO Box 380, PAIHIA 0247
Bay of Islands
New Zealand

Phone + 64 9 402 7409
Fax + 64 9 402 7972

Things to Do in the Bay of Islands

There is so much to do close to Cooks Lookout and around Northland. Stay with us and venture out to see and experience Northland.

Here is a selection of recommended things to do while you are staying with us.

In the Bay

R Tucker Thomson

This iconic Northland tall ship provides a range of experiences for all ages and all nationalities.

Our day sails in the Bay of Islands are often voted the best of any holiday

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

A must see when in the Bay of Islands, the place of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Walk around the grounds or take a guided tour to learn the history and stories of the early days of New Zealand.

Other Activities

Salt Air - Spectacular Scenic Flights

Fullers - For the Best 1, 2 and 3 day packages

Blue Sea Charters - Big Game and Sporting Adventures

Carino Sailing and Dolphin Charters

Further Afield around Northland

Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach

At the tip of the North Island, this place has great significance for Maori. The awesome sights of high cliffs, Cape Maria van Diemen and the coming together of the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea.

Tane Mahuta

Tane Mahuta is the largest kauri known to stand today, Its is estimated to be between 1250 and 2500 years old. Its Maori name means "Lord of the Forest". You can see Tane Mahuta in the Waipoua Forest

Other Activities

Dune Rider - Off-road vehicle Adventure to Cape Reinga via 90 Mile Beach

Ancient Kauri Kingdom


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