In 2010, a panel of global experts appointed by the respected National Geographic Traveler magazine ranked the coastline on which Helena Bay Lodge sits second-equal on a list featuring 99 of the World’s Top Rated Islands, Coastlines and Beaches.
The Poor Knights Islands, which have been shortlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage site, lie 20 kilometres off the coast. These islands feature the world’s largest sea cave and are populated by orca, dolphins and hundreds of fish species. Diving is popular here and is rated among the best in the world.
New Zealand’s temperate climate has four seasons, and in Northland there is a distinctly subtropical flavour. Northland’s summers average 22°-26°C (71°-80°F) with winter only going so low as a mild 14°-17°C (58°-62°) earning the region the title of ‘The Winterless North’.
Helena Bay Lodge is 41km North of Whangarei and easily accessed by road. Alternatively we are only a 40 minute helicopter flight from Auckland International Airport.