Our Amazing Location

Sanctuary is located on the east coast of New Zealand, in the beautiful Bay of Islands… one of New Zealand’s most popular locations for water activities and scenic travel.

The property sits majestically on the Opua Hill between Paihia and the small settlement of Opua. It is conveniently located directly off State Highway One, the main road north, just 5 minutes before Paihia township.

It is nestled amongst native bush, sitting cliffside with views looking out to Russell and surrounding bays.

A scenic three-hour drive from Auckland brings you to The Sanctuary.

From the country’s northern-most town, Kaitaia, it is a 90-minute drive. Paihia is well sign-posted from both directions from the state highways.

Air services are available to and from Kerikeri and Whangarei airports and transfers can be arranged.