Swallows Nest - Apartment

"Stylish with a View from the Top"

Northland Trips & Tours

Paihia is well known as a holiday destination, it is centrally located in the Bay of Islands, making it an ideal base to explore the "winter-less"climate of the top of the north island.

With range of excursions and tours available, you are sure to find something that will make your stay at the swallows nest just that little bit more rememberable. A range of tours operate directly from Paihia and cover regions further north such as Kerikeri and Cape Reinga.

Kerikeri, "So nice they named it twice". Kerikeri was the winner of NZ's Top Small Town in 2000 and it's not hard to see why. Blending Historic Attractions, Arts & Crafts, Horticulture, and modern lifestyles it established the framework for New Zealand's bi-cultural society.


Cape Reinga Adventures, Let adventure tour specialists, Cape Reinga Adventures offer you a unique opportunity to explore the Far North/Cape Reinga region. Fishing, Kayaking, 4 Wheel Driving, Hiking, Snorkeling, Horse trekking and Dune Surfing in the Far North is the best way to experience 100% pure New Zealand.


Hundertwasser Toilets - Kawakawa, Experience first hand these truly unique toilets - a work of art, from the grass roof to gold balls, ceramic tiles, bottle glass windows, mosaic tiling, copper handwork, cobblestone flooring, individual sculptures and a living tree integrated into the design structure.


Scenic Flights & Tours, - Enjoy spectacular scenic flights over New Zealand's maritime playground with Salt Air. Fly by either plane or helicopter and experience Northland "Best seen from above".


Waipoua Forest, - A superb Forest Sanctuary abounding with rare New Zealand flora and fauna, mighty kauri, kiwi and ferns amongst a sub-tropical rainforest. Home of Tane Mahuta "Lord of the Forest" - the largest kauri tree in NZ.


Dive the Rainbow Warrior, - Sunk as a recreational diving wreck, the Rainbow Warrior sits upright on a white sandy bottom in around 25 metres of water. The wreck plays host to a myriad of marine life from the beautifully coloured jewel anemones to many species of fish in all shapes and sizes.


Food and Trail, - Taste and sample what's grown and produced in the North - quality and freshness. The Trail delivers a truly worthwhile visitor experience.



Your hosts: Janet and Jim

We look forward to hosting your stay and sharing our extensive knowledge of this remarkable region of New Zealand with you whilst you are in the ‘Bay-of-Islands’.
We would recommend a minimum stay of three nights in order to fully explore all that the Bay of Islands and Northland has to offer.
Your Hosts, Janet and Jim.