Cooks Lookout Motel
Set 500 m from the Bay of Islands, this relaxed motel is an 11-minute walk from a bus stop and 5 km from Treaty House museum.
The airy rooms feature panoramic windows, most with water views, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs with DVD players, plus kitchenettes and terraces. Some units add sitting and dining areas.
Amenities include an outdoor saltwater pool, a trampoline and coin-operated laundry facilities. There's free parking and picnic/BBQ areas. Pets are permitted; fees may apply.