– Welcome to the Kaipara –


Come and stay at our classic 1950's retro-styled gastropub on the Kaipara Harbour. Comfy rooms and quality beds and bed-linen. See our free exhibition of iconic A.H.Reed landscape photography from the 1960's and step back in time to enjoy a friendly classic New Zealand pub owned by the same family since 1970.  Vintage Crown Lynn dinnerware and work by local artisans available to purchase. Free! RV parking available.



We use local ingredients and seafood fresh from the Harbour and offer a seasonal menu. Serving Kaipara Oysters & Flounder, gourmet Pizzas & Burgers and amazing salads. We've got surprising fresh flavours! Try our special Oyster & Bacon burger, Pulled Pork & Watercress and Fried Eggs or Kaipara Smoked Fish Eggs Bene! Local favourites! Home-made cakes and great coffee too.

Find Us

We are just 1hr 40 minutes North of Auckland and on SH 12. Great for a weekend break from Auckland or your first stop north on the twin coast discovery highway. An undiscovered and beautiful part of NZ that's unspoilt and off the beaten track with a spectacular harbour, beaches, ancient Kauri forest and beautiful rolling green farmland with historic settler homes. Plenty to enjoy including free bush walk to ancient Maori Pa, local farmers market, antiques and collectibles and award winning Kauri Museum in nearby Matakohe.