We spent 3 nights in unit 9 overlooking the salt water heated pool and magnificent views of the Bay of Islands. Very peaceful location and we took our grandson for the New year. Managed to see the fireworks from our unit on New Years Eve which was spectacular whilst sipping a glass of champagne. Norm and Sheila were the perfect hosts and the first time we stayed was with my parents who were over from England.
You would need a car to get you into Paihia but there is a great bush walk from Haruru Falls to Waitangi if you are feeling adventurous.
Overall a great place to stay and would thoroughly recommend.
Will definitely be going back.