Eco Green Philosophy

Eco Accommodation Bay of Islands
Eco tourism New Zealand

“an interactive green experience”

  • Kereru NZ Wood Pigeon at Wharepuke Accommodation Kerikeri

With our eco accommodation and our green philosophy ensures that we practice sustainable eco tourism and think about green travel so that we better our environment for future generations. Our family-run enterprises are on land that has been in our family since 1938, beginning as an organic fruit orchard.

Eco Accommodation Kerikeri
Our green accommodation cottages are purposefully designed for energy conservation

  • use available local goods and services
  • use organic cleaners and products
  • attempt to save water energy and detergents by encouraging reuse of sheets and towels by guests
  • recycle rubbish
  • our own sewerage system bio treats waters which end up back on the garden
  • offer local and organic food/drinks where possible

Bay of Islands Accommodation


Eco Tourism

Wharepuke Subtropical Garden

Garden of Regional Significance NZGT

  • 2 hectares of established garden of rare and unusual plants to walk through
  • Eco Garden tours
  • We encourage New Zealand birds through pest control. We have at least 30 bird species coming to our subtropical gardens
  • on-site environmental educator Robin Booth
  • organic seasonal fruit and herbs for accommodation users to pick
  • Environmental sculptures by international artist Chris Booth (brother of Robin)

Non Toxic print workshop

Mark Graver (MA Camberwell College of Art UK)
Mark has won the 2010 Lessedra World Print Award with a print made with non toxic printmaking techniques

  • various safe non toxic courses specializing in contemporary non toxic printmaking.
  • studio and gallery set within the subtropical garden .

Mark Graver print classes

Organic Restaurant

Our “Northland Cafe of the Year” restaurant FOOD at Wharepuke uses produce organically grown on our property and source other ingredients locally where possible

Green Location

Our subtropical eco green accommodation and activities:

  • is in the protected buffer zone for the Historic Stone Store Basin, primed to become a World Heritage Site
  • We back on to 11 hectares of nature reserve on which the Department of Conservation have walking tracks following the river and around the Kororipo Maori pa site

Free advice on local eco tours

  • night walks to spot kiwi birds
  • swim with dolphins in their natural habitat
  • glow worm cave exploration with Maori legends
  • Department of Conservation self guided walk
  • golf courses – 6 nearby
  • Natural organic local food & wine trail, chocolates and skin care products

Kerikeri-Bay of Islands and activities
Eco Accommodation contact
New Zealand birds
Your comfort and enjoyment of our garden oasis is important to us