Nook Paradise

Bed and Breakfast Whangarei


Nook Paradise Bed and Breakfast is located on a stunning private life-style property within a kiwi bird sanctuary.  Whangarei Heads and Parua Bay are a scenic thirty minute drive from downtown Whangarei.   


  • All bedrooms have a lovely view of the sea and bush and are accessible via the deck.

  • Lounge space is expansive and inviting, open plan dinning area, kitchen and lounge.

  • House and surrounds are totally private. The deck area is huge - and set up for bbq dinning.

  • Options are available for bedroom or whole house bookings.

This property and home is so welcoming that you may find it hard to venture out. There is easy access to a private beach out the front, here it is very safe for swimming plus there is plenty of shade.  A very pretty grassy verge lines our beach.  Arrive by boat and anchor in the bay.

The Nook Reserve is located nearby and makes a fun short walk or spot for a swim, with lovely photo opportunities. This reserve is approx. a 15 minute walk away or 5 minute drive. The reserve includes a beautiful sandy beach. A short walk further around the rocks is a good fishing spot. 

Parua Bay Village is less than a ten minute drive back towards Whangarei township. A gas station, Four Square, café, liquor store and bakery are conveniently located there.

The Parua Bay Tavern is approx. a 10 minute drive away, this popular pub and restaurant offers good family fare with an outstanding vista across the bay.  The Deck is located at Mcleod Bay a ten minute drive away and has wonderful fresh fish and chips and delicious homemade pies.  Guests are of course invited to stay at the Nook and use the kitchen,  BBQ facilities and dine at home with the fabulous view from the deck.



Generous sized bedroom with queen bed, built in wardrobe and shelving.

A stunning view from this room showcases the Parua Bay waters and moored boats




Beautiful native bush surrounds the house.  Easy walk down to the beach which is perfect for swimming, fishing and kayaking. Picturesque sloping olive grove is located behind the house and offers an amazing vista of the whole Parua Bay 

Breakfast -Self Service
Includes a choice selection for guests to help themselves to. Including:
 cereals, bread plus spreads, free range eggs, free range bacon, beans, cheese, fruit, tea and coffee.
The Nook is located on a kiwi sanctuary, kiwi bird calls can be heard at night. Ten acres of private surroundings which include native flora and fauna creating a totally private and secluded retreat.  
  • 100% cotton linen 
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Leafy greens and herb garden
  • Private bathroom
  • BBQ, hammock and deck dining
  • Free WIFI


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Local Eateries
Parua Bay pub, ten minutes drive away, open Tues through Sunday offers yummy fare located on a promenade on Parua Bay.
The Deck, ten minute drive away offers fresh and affordable fish and chips and homemade pies.
Local walks
Spoilt for choice:  The mighty Mount Mania, Busby Head and Smugglers Bay, Mt Aubrey or our local Nook Reserve to name a few.
Borrow our kayaks and life jackets and take a paddle in the bay or to Motokiore Island.
Surfing at local Ocean Beach, chill out and have a BBQ on the deck, laze in the hammock with a book and a glass of wine, watch the sun go down.


Book a therapeutic/deep tissue massage or reflexology/acupressure foot massage at Nook Paradise.


This is a beautiful location. Brenda is a welcoming, relaxed, and efficient host. The bed was comfortable, the linen clean cotton. The bathroom was also clean. Views from the deck are splendid. Generous breakfasts and plenty of information available about the area. Thoroughly recommended.