Kia Ora

Cliff Edge by the Sea is situated at Port Opua, the Bay of Islands main Harbour and Marina, only 5 minutes by car from Paihia the tourist hub of the bay and its activities, and a mere 10 minutes drive to romantic Russell, via the car ferry.


Sitting on top of a promontory above Veronica Channel the Guest lodge is surrounded by a native bush reserve- and with no immediate neighbours house guests are assured relative privacy

With only four guest bedrooms, and a 1-bedroom studio apartment Cliff Edge by the Sea provides a unique accommodation experience in the Bay of Islands, combining the warmth and comfort of a private residence with the sophistication of a boutique hotel.

The unparalleled “ in your face” water views, from virtually every room, are just short of magnificent.

Cliff Edge by the sea was purpose built as a commercial accommodation, it first opened its doors as a ” Boutique and Unique” Inn in 2001.
It is still owned and operated by Peter Meier, who prior to starting Cliff Edge by the Sea, owned and operated the then renowned   “Casuarina Restaurant and Country Inn” in Australia’s famous Hunter Valley wine region

Over the years Cliff Edge has become known for its harmonious combination of relaxed elegant accommodation-personable from the heart service-unsurpassed water views – and simply the best cooking in the Bay of Islands.

It is the perfect venue for honeymooners, romantic interludes,from where to explore the many wonders of the beautiful Bay of Islands, even for small conferences  and weddings or whatever the occasion.

Come and join us, and

Haere mai…. Welcome


Your host

Peter Meier