Down the Road is a celebration of all things local. Living in the glorious country of
New Zealand and having travelled to many other parts of the world, we've shared amazing experiences. We're now delighting in the abundance of treasure to be found right in our own backyard.

We've recently made the move from a desk-based city life in Wellington to the beautiful 'winterless north' - Whangarei to be exact.While a small city in itself, the wilderness we wake up to every morning is about as far removed from a city vibe as we could imagine. There's been some hard graft breathing new life into the little cottages on this plot, but there's no denying the mesmerizing big sky and native bush views, the chorus of birds and warm breeze through the trees... Some things we'll definitely be leaving untouched!

Who are we? We're a tight family of three; myself (Justine) and Joseph, parents of Holly Lane. Two furry friends complete our little clan, Lilly the small grey cat and young Benson the clever Border Collie cross.

We're excited to share this magical place with those who want to indulge in it's peaceful embrace. We're keeping things honest with a great little escape, nestled amongst 30 acres of rustic Northland bush. You're welcome to enjoy the goodness that's right on the doorstep here, or EXPLORE some of our recommendations venturing a bit further Down the Road to the many awesome destinations around this lovely region.

We're passionate foodies and also love discovering the local treasures that abound this place, you can sample some of our favourite finds when you book an ESCAPE or get your own taste of Northland by checking out the delicious products profiled on the EAT page of this website.

Thanks for visiting us Down the Road,

Justine, Joe and Holly
Dusk, out front of the Orchard Cottage.
The three of us.

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