The luxury accommodation former US President Barack Obama will be staying at tonight in Northland's Bay of Islands is The Landing, 1 NEWS understands.
The lodge which looks picturesquely down upon Rangihoua Bay and takes its name from its history as the place of arrival of New Zealand’s first European settlers.
1 NEWS understands President Obama will be playing with John Key and others at Kauri Cliffs golf course further north.
There has been a heavy police presence over the course during the past few days and there's a flight restriction over Kauri Cliffs.
President Obama touched down at Auckland Airport last night and is believed to be flying by helicopter to the Bay of Islands.