We'd focus on two things in the area - the first is to stop, relax and enjoy this extremely private property. A good place to come to as a first stop in New Zealand and let the load fall from your shoulders. Swim, snorkel, sunbathe and make use of the tender to visit Russell across the bay. Top golf course Kauri Cliffs is up the road.
The Bay of Islands is all about marine activities. Take a launch deep sea game fishing, or something smaller after inshore fish. Or we have a guide here ready to teach you seafood gathering NZ style - spearfishing, grabbing lobster out from under rocks, and shellfishing. Together with eating of course. Or sail, surf, windsurf, jetski.