Haruru Falls is a small residential settlement, located about three kilometres inland from its larger neighbour, Paihia. But, in the days of early European settlement, it was the scene of many firsts.
Haruru Falls was New Zealand’s first river port and an aramoana (sea road or ocean path) for the inland Maori tribes and for the early vision boats. HMS Dromedary was one, Karere (meaning messenger’) another. Missionaries once saw 60 to 100 canoes pulled up on the mud banks. The Maori had a small settlement here where they traded. At that time there were nine kaianga (villages) between Haruru and Waitangi. Close to the Bay of Islands this region offers spectacular views and scenic trails.
Close at hand is the bustling seaside town of Paihia, right in the heart of the Bay of Islands, offering superb golden sand beaches that are safe for swimming and sun bathing. Here you will find a wide range of recreational activities including sailing, swimming with the dolphins, or sea kayaking around the 144 islands that make up the Bay of Islands. This town is rich in history and culture which is also evident in nearby Waitangi—a place where Maori and European residents mix with visitors from all around the world. Paihia is proud to be recognised as ‘the Jewel of the Bay of Islands’.
Baystay Bed and Breakfast near the beach is located next to Northland’s beautiful Bay of Islands and offers valley views from the jacuzzi. Paihia Village and wharf is a five minute drive away. Overlooking the Waitangi River in Haruru Falls, rooms at the Baystay Bed and Breakfast have modern audio-visual equipment, a fridge, plus ironing and laundry facilities. Guests can relax in the comfortable lounge, watching a good film on the LCD TV, or play a game on the pinball machine. Other facilities include a spa pool.
Continental breakfast is served every morning. A 3-course dinner with fresh ingredients and tailored to guests’ tastes and needs, is available upon request. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available. The owners Nick and Rob are happy to give advice and assist with local tour and attraction bookings. Kayaking, snorkelling, day cruises, horseback riding, and guided tours are some of the activities available nearby. Tourist attractions like the Stone Store, Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Hole in the Rock, and Swimming with Dolphins, are only five minutes away. Guests can also visit romantic Russell and historic Kerikeri.
Baystay B&B is a smoke-free property with the following amenities:
Baystay B&B offers three individually decorated, luxurious guestrooms and Flat-panel televisions come with satellite channels and DVD players. Refrigerators are provided and bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. The ultimate in comfort and luxury is standard service at Baystay.