The Landing

Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Far North Escape

The Landing is located in the Bay of Islands in the far north of New Zealand’s North Island. The 1000-acre property comprises six private beaches, an award-winning vineyard, lush wetlands, and four extraordinary residences positioned throughout the property.

Each of the residences is an impressive, self-contained home, designed for families or groups of friends. Whether you choose the Cooper Residence, the Gabriel Residence, the Boathouse or the Vineyard Villa, each boasts stunning views across the rolling hills and ocean, stylish décor and plenty of space to spread out and relax. Guests will be hosted by their own personal chef, who will custom-design menus to suit their needs. Wherever possible, garden-to-plate produce is used, sourced from the extensive agricultural resources on hand at The Landing.  The vineyard produces rosé, syrah, pinot gris and chardonnay  and guests are welcome to visit wine cellar, taste wines from the vineyard and tour the estate.

As well as vineyards, The Landing enjoys a thousand acres of farmland, beaches, native bush, bird sanctuaries and protected heritage sites. Guests can discover archaeological sites,  learn about contemporary Maori culture, visit restored wetlands, go kiwi spotting, take a kayak on the water, or explore on foot, by mountain bike or on a personal guided tour of the property by 4WD vehicle.

Whether you’re looking for an idyllic escape or a stylish location for a multi-generational holiday, this boutique stay has a luxurious but wonderfully homely feel.




You will love

  • Stunning vineyard & ocean views
  • Garden-to-plate dining
  • Exclusivity & privacy
  • Exquisite homegrown wines
  • Outdoor adventure & activities


Exellent and wonderful, reaching way above expectations.

Elizabeth Mackintosh

Julia you did a fantastic job - everything was first class. Well organised, efficient and stress free. We all agreed it was the best holiday we've ever had. Cant wait to travel with CSC again.

Milford family

We are so happy we put our trust in CSC, we had an amazing adventure and would recommend them to anyone.

Kim & Brad Balance

The trip exceeded my expectations and was the best family holiday I have ever had. Our children simply loved it and now I know more about African wildlife than they do about our own farm animals.

Rowntree family

Classic Safari are the people who genuinely know other culture and offer incredible insight to perfectly meet your expectations.

Melanie McMillan & Iain Jones

We loved it all. Our son wants to go back tomorrow. We would ALL go back again!

Laurence & Remi Cunningham

An amazing experience - the best family holiday we have ever had. We were extremely impressed by the meticulous attention to our itinerary. I can't speak highly enough of all the elements of this exciting journey!

Sheryl & Robert Taylor

Thank you for making our trip to Africa so spectacular. The attention to detail really made it special. It really was the trip of a lifetime.

Paul Cozzi

Very knowledgeable and patient. Our trip was all that we hoped for. Wonderful!

Jane & Robert Happell

Everything was perfect! Advice and information on destinations and activities hit everything I had hoped to experience. I contacted the Classic Safari Company upon recommendation and have now, in turn, recommended to others.

Tim Bradley

You can't improve on perfection. I had my best birthday and holiday with my family celebrating my 80th birthday in Africa. Everything that Julia organised was perfect and the whole trip was a highlight!

Buckingham Family

The trip of a lifetime, couldn't have dreamt of a better adventure if I tried.

Emma Jeffcoat

Absolutely everything was first class & so well organised.

Simon & Jackie Adams

Classic Safari Company has done it again! A unique experience that ticked all the boxes - wildlife, culture and dining experience. A dream come true!

Ros Wheeler

Their experience and knowledge of Africa is evident and we couldn't have been happier with the total package. This has given us a taste for Africa - now we are ready for more.

Andrew & Pip Stevens

If you want the most sensational experience in Africa let Julia and the staff at Classic Safari Co plan it for you! Their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm for their job means your every wish will be fulfilled.

Miriam & Joseph Harrison

Classic Safari is the place to go to for "top end" adventure travel.

Ron & Alison Guthrie

Classic Safari Company were brilliant - 10/10

Di & Kingsley Yates

The Classic Safari Company is the best I have dealt with. Extremely knowledgeable & professional, friendly, patient & understanding of first timers to Africa.

Annette Whiley

It certainly was the best trip we have EVER had. The experiences were mind blowing.  We want everyone we know to experience Africa - the animals, the people - magical.

Jo-anne & Dean Mifsud

Would do it all again and not change a moment. Best holiday ever!

The McGowan Tribe

An absolutely fantastic travel company - every one of the many trips they have organised for us over 22 years have been faultless and fabulous.

Judith & Roger Williams

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