Tapeka Point
Bay of Islands
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Absolute Beachfront Holiday home in New Zealand's Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands - Northland - New Zealand   When overseas visitors come to New Zealand most regret not having spent more time in the country and many for not travelling north of Auckland to Northland and the Bay of Islands. This region is a big contrast to Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. The beautiful Islands and unspoilt scenery are complimented with a large range of attractions from eco tours and boat trips to swimming with the Dolphins and world class golf courses.

This uniquely situated waterfront beach house is only 3 hours drive from Auckland among some of New Zealand's most beautiful scenery in the world famous Bay of Islands. 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms accommodate up to 13 guests.

Tapeka del Mar is close to historic Russell at Tapeka Point, the gateway to the Bay of Islands. Russell has a relaxed village atmosphere full of history unlike the hustle and bustle of Paihia. The nearby Russell wharf services all of the major marine attractions boat trips and ferries or take a relaxing passenger ferry ride across the Bay to Paihia.

Whether you are a couple, group, or a family, Tapeka del Mar is a home away from home and the perfect base to explore the Northland region. This luxury self contained beach house is fully equipped for a comfortable stay. Guests have exclusive use of the house, extensive grounds, watercraft and all facilities with total privacy. Direct beach access just a few steps away with no road to cross and a constant parade of passing boats. This beachfront location, sandy all tide swimming beach and proximity to services and attractions is unequalled.

Unobstructed beach, sea and bay views await with private access to a sandy all tide swimming beach from the spacious outdoor living area. Exclusive use of the grounds and facilities. The perfect base to experience the famous Bay of Islands and explore the Northland region of New Zealand. Take some time to explore the rest of our web site and book early as we can only take one booking per night

Bay of Islands near the northern tip of the North Island


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Uniquely positioned on a sandy all tide swimming beach


Tapeka Del Mar is at the gateway to the Bay of Islands

View of Tapeka Point and Tapeka Beach where Tapeka Del Mar is located

Some of the many boats that round Tapeka Point, Fraser Rock and past Tapeka Del Mar to and from Russell, Paihia and Opua


Tapeka Point is "The Gateway to the Bay of Islands"  Just 2 minutes from historic Russell. Tapeka is a small community of mainly holiday homes, close to but isolated from the visitors to Russell and the bustle of tourists and backpackers in Paihia. As the road from Russell ends at the point, there is no passing traffic making it quiet, private, relaxing and safe for children. Unlike almost all other so called "beachfront" properties, there is no road between the house and the beach.

There are unobstructed beach and sea views with the beach just a few steps away. The view is never boring as the point is the main navigation lane into the Bay. Tall ships, yachts, tour boats, fishing boats and cruise ships provide an ever changing vista. A large furnished deck and entertaining area provide the ultimate outside beach living experience.


Tapeka is only 3 hours drive from Auckland via the Northern Gateway Toll Road and Opua to Russell Car Ferry or one hour 10 minutes by air to nearby Kerikeri.  All roads to Russell and Tapeka are sealed see directions. Services, bars, restaurants, shops and attractions are two minutes away in historic Russell or catch the ferry to Paihia (10 minutes) if you want more action.


If you have a boat, Tapeka Point is the closest point to depart to the Black Rocks or Ninepin in one direction and Roberton Island leading to the other Islands and Cape Brett in the other. The beach has an all tide boat ramp, ski lane and diving pontoon with a private mooring available in front of the house. This area is a renowned fishing location for both surf casting and boat fishing. There is even a fish filleting station with water, drain and light for the days catch. Romantic and historic Russell is just two minutes away with many attractions, wharf, historic places, shops, bars and world class restaurants. No other New Zealand holiday destination offers so many options and facilities.


This is the perfect base to tour Northland, play golf, go game fishing, boating, get married or just relax with the family. Take some time to explore the rest of the web site and learn more about the region, attractions and this unique fully self contained luxury beach accommodation




The Bay of Islands is typically 3-6 degrees F warmer than that shown above for Auckland and is known as the "Winterless North"



GPS 174.118900 E

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                                                       Absolute beachfront luxury holiday home accommodation near Russell in New Zealand's Bay of Islands

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