Media Mentions

A Grand Time at The Duke
25 Oct 2021
One fine bay | Why you should visit the BoI
20 Sep 2021
Places Every Visitor in NZ Should Visit
14 Aug 2021
NZ's Top Winter Towns
28 Jul 2021
My First Matariki
26 Jul 2021
Worlds Greatest Places | Time Magazine
20 Jul 2021
Nouvelle New Zealand Cuisine
10 Jul 2021
Bounty from Sun & Ocean
29 Jun 2021
Girls weekend - Bay of Islands
24 Jun 2021
Bay of Islands: You Beauty!
25 May 2021
Newshub's Hobbit discovers Beauty in the Bay
25 Mar 2021
Remix Roadtrip
16 Mar 2021
The Bachelor NZ
02 Mar 2021
Kia Ora Travel: Treasure Islands
01 Feb 2021
GO NZ: 5 of our oldest pubs for summer
07 Jan 2021
Lonely Planet: Eight of the best foodie finds in the BOI
23 Nov 2020
The town that surprised
21 Nov 2020
Weekend Roadie
12 Nov 2020
A night in one of NZ's oldest hotels
11 Nov 2020
Bay of Islands: NZ's slice of Tahiti
30 Oct 2020
Why the BOI makes the best mother - daughter weekend
05 Oct 2020
Meeting Newz
01 Oct 2020
Hotels By Design
22 Sep 2020
GO NZ:NZ's best-designed hotels
17 Sep 2020
A family campervan holiday to Northland
13 Sep 2020
Agree to Forever
06 Aug 2020
GO NZ: NZ's most historic hotels
29 Jul 2020
Four Corners
29 Jul 2020
Giving the grand old Duke a new lease of life
10 Jul 2020
20 Years an Artist
01 Jul 2020
Northland tourism industry calls for more workers
27 Jun 2020
Go NZ: Where is New Zealand's the oldest pub?
19 Jun 2020
It's Kai Time
16 Jun 2020
Go NZ: Tips for visiting NZ's underrate wine regions
10 Jun 2020
Travel, Mike Yardley: the charm of road trips and historic pubs
27 May 2020
6 Great Stays at North Island Historic Pub
14 May 2020
Adventure all Stars
19 Apr 2020
Escape for the Soul
24 Sep 2019
48 hours in Wonderland
05 Sep 2019
Kerikeri & Bay of Islands top 10 things to d
01 Aug 2019
Newstalk NB Mike Yardley: Busting winter in the BOI
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
Four top spots to celebrate Aotearoa
07 Feb 2018
Keeping cool for the Kiwi summer
28 Jan 2018 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
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 husband Scott and I got married at The Duke on 15th Feb 2020. This is the perfect venue for a wedding and the staff have been incredible through everything. From our initial inquiry the wedding co-coordinator Ida Birch was amazing. She was so easy to get in contact with and made planning the wedding so seamless. They offered so many great choices for food, drink and accommodation. Always available for meetings and catch ups and always steering you in the right direction to make sure you're picking the best options for your day. Ida was so helpful with things from our wedding timings, making sure our bridesmaids had platters sent to the room when we were getting ready, having our favorite cocktails provided for our top table and giving the manager on duty a thorough handover for how we wanted the day to go. Diane who managed our accommodation was also superb. I honestly can't keep track of all the emails I sent for room changes and Diane was always so speedy updating everything with no stress. The Duke also offers great rates for wedding guests ???? Which brings me on to Ellie and The Duke staff! I was so worried that I wouldn't be able to help set the room up for dinner but they set it up exactly how I imagined it and literally everything was perfect. Having worked in hospitality for about 7 years I can be quite an annoying person to look after at events and there is literally nothing I could fault with the team. The food was INCREDIBLE, every guest had nothing but great things to say about the meals and the canapes. Everyone loved that they could order off a menu rather than having to pre order months in advance. The drinks were always topped up, communication with staff was great letting us know bar tab amounts etc. It can be difficult letting a team of people run your wedding but I had zero stress on the day, they made everything so perfect. Scott and I are so thankful to everyone at The Duke for making our wedding so special. You have been an exceptional team to work with and we hope to see you all again soon for some anniversary celebrations! Lots of Love Charlotte and Scott Taylor ??

- Charlotte & Scott Taylor 15th February 2020,

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