A place of extreme beauty,
delight or happiness.
Your Escape to Driftwood.
Driftwood is nestled into a secluded slice of paradise with a stunning private beach, views across the Bay of Islands, fabulous fishing, horse treks and more. With just two holiday cottages, plus our family home, tucked away into 110 acres of private coastal peninsula, you'll find everything you need right here on your doorstep for the perfect holiday. Sleep in and sip local coffee to the sound of native birds, star gaze and listen out for Kiwi, enjoy MTB tracks from your front door or bring the boat and be at the Black Rocks in minutes from your own mooring just a stone's throw away. If you can tear yourself away, we are about 30 minutes scenic drive from the boutique village of Kerikeri.
Join our daughter Milli for a swim in the bay with her rescue horses, head out for a trek or learn the ropes with a riding lesson.
Our land is home to precious native Kiwi. Listen in the night or head out with a red torch & see if you can spot them!
There is boat ramp and safe moorings. We are just 10 minutes from Russell or moments from the Black Rocks for world-class diving and more.
Relax and enjoy our private sandy cove, shared with other guests, or adventure out on the water.
Collect wonderful pipis to toss with fresh pasta, aged parmesan and herbs from the beach right here at Driftwood. Fish for snapper off the beach or bring the boat and be at the Black Rocks in minutes for some of the best diving in Northland.
Perfect for honeymoons, intimate escapes or proposals. Let us know if you'd like to arrive to bubbly on ice!
Journey through some of New Zealand's most breathtaking coastal farmland to arrive at Driftwood.
Kerikeri village is 30 minutes drive away for the famous Old Packhouse Market, award-winning vineyards and a great cafe culture.
Explore our 110 acres on a MTB or foot with gorgeous tracks through native bush right at your doorstep.
Meet The Owen girls at our cafe Fishbone. It is definitely worth the trip to town for our daughter Dione's amazing fresh food and a warm welcome.
Collect fresh eggs from our resident chickens, rescued from a battery farm in Northland and now living the good life at Driftwood.
All our coastal chic furnishings are crafted by Vanessa who has passion and incredible skill for interior design and upcycling furniture. Visit our store, The Merchants, located at 65 Cobham Rd, Kerikeri to find yourself a bargain!