2 MacMurray Road, Paihia, New Zealand
+64 9 402 6236 or 0800 247 234

The Bay of Islands is approximately 3.5 hours drive / 250km north of Auckland. You will find us at 2 MacMurray Road, Paihia.


  • By Car: You can reach the Bay of Islands in only three and half hours drive from Auckland via State Highway One or five hours if you travel via the scenic Kauri Coast. Car parking is available free on site.
  • By Coach: Northliner operates a daily luxury express coach service from downtown Auckland to the Bay of Islands. It is a 10-minute stroll to our motel or the friendly staff at Admiral's View Motel can arrange a free pick-up service from the bus depot.
  • By Air: Air New Zealand Link operates daily flights from Auckland Airport to Kerikeri Airport. The flight time is approximately 45 minutes. A shuttle service is available from the airport to Admiral's View Motel.


The Admiral's View Motel is the following distance by road from these locations:

  • Kerikeri – 24km
  • Whangarei – 69km
  • Dargaville – 112km
  • Warkworth – 168km
  • Auckland – 229km

***Please note from 26 February 2024 the Brnderwyn Hills on SH1 will be closed for repair for approximately 9 weeks.  You will need to take a detour with via Waipu or Paparoa/Oakleigh.  The detours will add 15-20mins to your journey, both are scenic and worth the drive***

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