Promise Kept in Bay of Islands

Conde Nast Traveler‘s November edition includes a piece on “the most beautiful place on earth”: the Bay of Islands. UK writer Colin McCabe tells of finally fulfilling a 10-year-old promise to his son, by taking him swimming with dolphins in the Bay of Islands. “That is worth coming 12,000 miles to see,” said the otherwise nonchalant teen, after frolicking with an entire pod of bottlenose dolphins. The pair stayed at the award-winning Eagle’s Nest lodge in Russell. “It may sound pretentious to call a villa The Sacred Space,” writes McCabe, “but as you gaze around, with its views of two different bays, the name seems merely descriptive.”


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Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Australian journalist Jane Nicholls and her New Zealand-born husband visited Mangonui/Doubtless Bay to “capture the simple magic of childhood holidays” for her own family. Nicholls recalls the time there in a travel feature for…