Exploring Half Moon Bay


Half Moon Bay is one of Auckland’s youngest settlements, originally known as Hancock’s Bay, the construction of the marina complex in 1967 turned the once desolate area into a hub of activity – a hub that is a short drive from the motel for you to explore!

Dining in Half Moon Bay is not to be missed, if you are looking for views of the marina and a modern dining experience, look no further than Grangers. Grangers pride themselves on a menu that is designed for sharing and reflects the simplicity of great, natural produce, and changing seasons, and it features flavors everyone can enjoy from seafood, grill, bistro, and salads, this place has it all. Grangers are also known for its Taphouse which features a selection of wines, cocktails and craft beers. If you are looking for a specific flavor and something new to the area, Marina Thai is a bustling restaurant that offers restaurant quality Thai food, and a selection of drinks to make your evening special. Marina Thai is also located in the newly built promenade building close to the water and ferries.

But we can’t talk about Half Moon Bay without talking about the Marina, after enjoying a meal at one of Half Moon Bays restaurants, a stroll around the marina should definitely be on your agenda. The marina has a selection of walkways to check out the boats as well as a prime location for great views of Rangitoto.