Media Mentions

Newstalk NB Mike Yardley: Busting winter in the Bay of Islands
04 Jun 2019
Dish magazine - A travel guide to the Bay of Islands
08 May 2019
Joe & Jayden's Bay of Islands Challenge
11 Feb 2019
NZ Herald - Best places to stay in the Bay of Islands
07 Feb 2019
BOI: City girl experiences the best of the bush
06 Feb 2019
New Zealand Weddings online
15 Jan 2019
5 Reasons to love the Bay of Islands
09 Nov 2018
New Zealand Herald - Water world for all seasons
06 Jul 2018
Wenches on Adventures - Blog
25 May 2018
New Zealand Herald - Waitangi: Nation's cradle
25 May 2018
Travel Insider - Quantas
27 Apr 2018
Four top spots to celebrate Aotearoa
07 Feb 2018
Waitangi wandering: How to celebrate our day
02 Feb 2018
Keeping cool for the Kiwi summer
29 Jan 2018
Stuff.co.nz: Beef + Lamb name top chefs, restaurants
05 Dec 2017
NZ Herald - Aussie beauty Elle Macpherson
22 Nov 2017
North & South - A Noble Cause
15 Nov 2017
The Northern Advocate - Grand old Duke
11 Nov 2017
Rugby World: What to do when touring NZ
08 Jul 2017
Stuff. Food& Wine - NZ's 100 top restaurants for 2017
05 Jul 2017
The Golf News Net- Is this the ultimate golf getaway?
01 Jul 2017
Chanel 9 Australia - Scenic Tours
01 Jul 2017
NZ Herald - Staying at the Duke
06 Apr 2017
She Said Yes - At the Duke of Marlborough
01 Apr 2017
She said yes wedding blogger
30 Mar 2017
NZ Herald - Is this New Zealand oldest pub?
30 Oct 2016
NZ Herald - Bar/fly: The Duke of Marlborough
29 Jul 2016
Fashion Quarterly - One Fine Bay
22 Jul 2016
NZ Herald - A New Classic
01 May 2016
The Guardian - Top 10 Beach Destinations in NZ
14 Mar 2016

What our customers say

My daughter Ashley married Andrew BartIey last weekend on 17.2.18 at the garden up the hill and then had their reception at the Duke and I am just contacting you to thank you and all your staff for doing such an amazing job on the day for all of us. The food was awesome and everyone had sufficient in choices and amounts and the wine seemed to do the trick quite nicely. However what really made the day super was your staff over the complete complex, Ida was great and your reception people were excellent but your function staff really made it a great experience they were so helpful, knowledgeable and efficient. Nothing was a bother even at the end of the night with the few swimmers and stragglers (including us) we never felt rushed or pressured to leave they just carried on cleaning up around us which was lovely. Karen Muir [Mother of Bride ] 17th February 2018

- Ashley & Andrew 17th February 2018,

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