We made the move from a desk-based city life in Wellington a few years ago to the beautiful 'winterless north' - Whangarei to be exact.

Down the Road is a celebration of all things local. An expression of the idea that no matter where you find yourself in this glorious country of New Zealand, you don't need to look very far to discover many local treasures. Whether it's stunning sights, adventures to be had, fabulous food grown or created, or inspiring individuals with unique perspectives and stories to share. 

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 of Northland.

Down the Road is an evolving journey, we invite you to enjoy a peaceful escape at the ORCHARD COTTAGE, boutique holiday accommodation set on 30 acres of regenerating native bush, just 15 minutes from Whangarei city centre or many beautiful beaches of Whangarei Heads.  

We're passionate foodies and this has led to us recently taking the plunge to open Down the Road Eatery & Deli. It's a celebration of all the delicious flavours to be found in the North. The pickings are rich with a beautiful mild climate and so many talented growers, makers and and artisan producers so it's fantastic to share all of this with anyone who chooses to join us. Check out the EATERY & DELI page for more.

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.

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.



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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