The Location & Directions


The Bay of Islands is a leisurely 3 hour plus [depending on the traffic] scenic drive north of Auckland via State highway 1 through Warkworth, Wellsford and Whangarei.

Approx. 40 minutes north of Whangarei at the Kawakawa turn-off where Highway 1 swings to the left, you must drive straight on to what becomes Highway 11 – the road to Paihia and the Bay of Islands.

12km on will bring you to the Opua Hill. As you get to the top, the road forks. The road to the right will take you down to the car ferry across to the Russell peninsular. The road to the left will take you on to Paihia. To find Cliff Edge by the sea, you need to take the road straight ahead to English Bay.

Drive straight ahead and you will find us by taking the 3rd street on your right called Creswell Street. [formerly Richardson Sreet West] Cliff Edge is the 1st property on the left and is clearly identified by our sign on the front of the building.


Cliff Edge by the Sea,

Street address: 15 Creswell Street [off English Bay Road] Opua, Bay of Islands
our address used to be, 15 Richardson Street West, until the local council changed it November 2017 without any sort of notice!

Postal address: PO Box 8, Opua Postal agency, 0200, Bay of Islands, NZ


Phone   +64 9 4026074  +64 27 4026074




Should you be making your way from Kerikeri, travel through Paihia on Highway 11.  Head south for 5 km, staying on the same road and this will bring you to the top of Opua Hill.  There, make a sharp left into English Bay Rd and we are the 3rd street on the right.



For people who prefer to fly, the Bay of Islands airport is located in Kerikeri approx. 30 minutes by car north of Opua.  Alternatively, Whangarei airport is one hour south of Opua.

Both have frequent services from Auckland by Air New Zealand Links.


Should you have any problems finding us please give us a call on 09 4026074.

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