From 3 December 2021, Bay of Many Coves will be complying with the Government’s COVID-19 Protection Framework and requiring all guests (aged 12 years and over) to present their ‘My Vaccine Pass’, as proof of their double vaccination against COVID-19, prior to entering any part of the property. Additionally, guests will be asked to confirm their vaccination status when booking via our reservations team.

We appreciate your co-operation while we adapt our usual service under this new framework. We’re doing this to prioritise your health and safety, along with that of our staff and contractors. 

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Bird Watching

Meet the locals Gannet taking off

An eco-marine haven where unique birdlife abounds.

The Resort is an ornithologist's dream: Dusk will bring the swooping Kereru, Tui and curious Weka. Dawn will begin with a chorus of native birds including the beautiful bellbird.

Across the Bay, you will find three Cormorant breeding colonies.  Easily accessible by kayak or dinghy these birds provide year round entertainment – none more so when the young birds are learning to fly, swim and fish.

A trip to nearby Motuara Island will reward you with a glorious cross section of New Zealand birdlife, while a little further on, you will arrive at the only King Cormorant breeding colony in the world.


Trips can be arranged during your stay or view our Motuara Island package > Motuara Island Eco Tour