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57 Wellington St, Russell, New Zealand

Accommodation options

1. The Bay View (3 rooms, self-contained for 2, 3 or 4 guests)

Two queen bedrooms for one or two couples. Maximum privacy. Internal access to each room. All rooms open onto a covered patio, lawn & garden. No stairs.
NZ$ 250 to NZ$ 275

  • All towels and linen supplied
  • Freeview TV
  • Cooking facilities for self-catering, BBQ
  • Indoor/outdoor dining

2. The Harbour Suite (2-room apartment for 2 guests)

Queen bedroom with en-suite and studio/lounge/kitchen from NZ$ 175

  • All towels and linen supplied
  • Freeview TV
  • Cooking facilities for self-catering, BBQ
  • Indoor/outdoor dining

Russell, in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand is only 3 hours drive from Auckland’s harbour bridge. Russell is the first choice for discerning travellers. This historic village and sheltered anchorage is a convenient departure point for all cruises and activities on the Bay.

The photos here include the view from our balcony overlooking the Bay, Paihia and Waitangi. We are next to a native bush reserve with pleasant walks (a kiwi zone) and close to the historic Flagstaff lookout, which has a full 360 degree overview of the Bay of Islands. Accommodation at ‘A Place in the Sun’ is peaceful and private, yet close to all amenities.

There is safe off street parking with security lighting for cars and boat trailers, and we are just 400 metres from the wharf, Russell’s ‘front door’. We will meet you at the passenger ferry if you are arriving by public transport.

Self-contained rates per night are from $135 (single) to $275 (4 guests).
Please let us know how we can help you plan your time with us by contacting us at the details below or by using our contact form.
We endeavour to answer all enquiries promptly and personally.
Pip and Oliver

A Place in the Sun

Postal Address
PO Box 78, Russell
Bay of Islands, New Zealand

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26 Okiato Road, Okiato, New Zealand

Aimeo Cottage is built on the hill of Okiato, a secluded peninsula overlooking the Bay of Islands. Only a stone’s throw from the site of the country’s first Government House and just across the Bay, where the British and Maori leaders signed the historic Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.

Upstairs your holiday house has an open plan living/dining/kitchen area and two bedrooms with bathrooms, almost all with magnificent water views. The cozy living room is fully furnished with CD, DVD, Freeview TV, books in English and German, and lots of information about New Zealand, especially Northland.

The kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, microwave, coffee machine, juicer and mixer, a gastop cooker and electric oven.

The deck surrounding the house catches the sun from early morning until sunset. It has a gas BBQ, furniture and umbrellas for your use.

The ground level has accommodation for two people with views over the Veronica Channel in a spacious, comfortable, self-contained studio with polynesian decor. The kitchenette is equipped with a coffee machine, refrigerator, electric stove with 2 plates and a small oven. There is a dining table as well as a TV and DVD player.

A subtropical garden with lawns, bananas, macademia, fig, and citrus trees offers several quiet areas for reading and relaxing.

Next to the spacious parking area is a separate laundry including a linen closet.

Wireless internet is available to guests.

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10 Florance Avenue, Russell, New Zealand

There’s nowhere in Russell quite like Arcadia Lodge. This historic house is a Russell landmark sitting in a magnificent position looking out over tranquil Matauwhi Bay.

Downstairs are three spacious suites with private decks and magnificent views of the bay while upstairs are a charming queen room with water views and a light-filled super-king room.

Come relax and recharge with us.

· Boutique bed and breakfast

· Stunning water views

· Historic, character filled house

· Delicious, healthy breakfasts

· Free internet and wi-fi

· Short, easy stroll to village

· Check our reviews on Trip Advisor

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22 Chapel Street, Russell, New Zealand

For spectacular views come to Bellrock Lodge which is on the hill overlooking the bay and the lovely village of Russell.
Bellrock is only a 5 min stroll to the village and wharf.

Luxury en-suite rooms with private entrance and French doors leading out of your room onto your private patio.
The rooms can either have twin beds (2 singles) or a super king bed.

Each room has: Freeview TV, DVD player, Radio/CD/iPod dock, air conditioner and kitchenette. Guest lounge has SKY TV, fully equipped bar and barbeque facilities.
5 Star Qualmark Rating | 2013 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice

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37 Russell Heights, Russell, 0202, New Zealand

Enjoy breathtaking panoramic water views from all three levels of this spectactular private luxury home. Four bedrooms with luxury ensuite bathrooms. Floor to ceiling bi-fold doors on all levels merge the outdoor terrace space seamlessly into living areas. Wake up every morning to see dolphins at play in the bay. Star gaze at night and fall asleep to the sound of the waves. Just two minutes from Long Beach and Russell. Boat moorings and Kayaks available. Blue Oasis is an oasis!

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31 The Strand, Russell, New Zealand

Commodores Lodge is located on the waterfront in the heart of the picturesque township of Russell in the Bay of Islands. Commodores Lodge has undergone major refurbishments in the last few years and we are very proud of what has been achieved.

When staying with us it is only an easy stroll to local cafes, restaurants, galleries and gift shops.

You may wish to discover Russell’s exciting past and visit our historic buildings and museum. If a cruise in the bay or fishing charter appeals we can arrange these for you and these all depart from the Russell wharf situated close by.

While staying with us we invite you to relax by our swimming pool and spa or make use of our complimentary bicycles, kayaks, dinghy and barbecue. Try your luck fishing off the nearby wharf and enjoy a drink on the deck watching one of our wonderful Russell sunsets.

Russell is often called “Romantic Russell” and is an ideal place for a wedding or honeymoon. It is a wonderful place to unwind and escape to!

We hope you enjoy Russell with its charming and relaxing atmosphere, an intimate township rich in early New Zealand history; hospitable and timeless!

Your hosts Bill and Pat look forward to meeting you (or welcoming you back) and making your stay one to remember.

 

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Long Beach Road, Russell, New Zealand

Operatic, artistic, iconoclast, sensual and enigmatic are just some of the words that have been used to describe The Donkey Bay Inn. As you enter through the intriguing garden tunnel and come out into the inn’s private courtyard, we are sure you’ll find your own words for the unique and wonderful world of Donkey Bay.

Fully energy sufficient and cooled under a huge living roof, this architectural masterpiece will truly take your breath away with its cavernous rooms, imaginative angles and breath-taking views at every turn.

There is only one Donkey Bay Inn…

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7 Wellington Street, Russell, New Zealand

The Duke Motel is a newly re-furbished Boutique Motel with a stylist, retro twist.

Centrally located in the heart of Russell, it is walking distance to the village where you can enjoy the centre’s shops, cafes, restaurants and it is also only a short stroll to the beach, wharf and boat ramp. The Duke Motel is perfect for couples, groups and families who want to experience all that the Bay of Islands has to offer in a relaxed setting. The Duke motel has a 4 star Qualmark rating.

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35 The Strand, Russell, New Zealand

The Duke of Marlborough has been Refreshing Rascals and Reprobates since 1827 and holds New Zealand’s first liquor licence.
The Duke, as it is affectionately known is located on the waterfront in the picturesque village of Russell in the stunning Bay of Islands and is a great place to recharge the batteries, catch up with friends or simply enjoy the moment.
With easy access to an exciting array of activities or sipping a glass of wine on our balcony there is plenty to see or do.

There are three levels of accommodation our newly refurbished waterfront rooms with views across the water to Waitangi Treaty grounds and Paihia, bigger family rooms when you need extra space or our convenient standard rooms.
All rooms have their own ensuites, Sky TV, wifi accessibility and tea and coffee making facilities.
Complimentary continental breakfast is served to guests in the morning.

With an award winning chef and restaurant manager the restaurant at The Duke focuses on a menu packed with fresh seasonal Northland produce.
The bar has an extensive list of New Zealand wine and beer – something for everyone to enjoy while watching the sunset.

Come and visit us on the waterfront in Russell.

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60 Tapeka Road, Russell, New Zealand

Eagles Nest is a multi award winning, five villa, luxury retreat overlooking the spectacular Bay of Islands.
Located just two minutes from romantic and historic Russell.
Each of the properties exclusive villas offer luxuries such as private heated infinity edged lap pools, Jacuzzis, advanced cinema systems, gourmet kitchens, sunset decks and high speed wireless internet access.

Combine this with superb cuisine, prepared by the resident personal chefs and a great range of activity options, Eagles Nest is the ultimate luxury holiday destination. Eagles Nest – Somewhere between seven stars and heaven.

Opening Hours: Accurate hours, including seasonal changes
Duty Manager 24 hours
Office 08.30 – 17.00

Rahimoana Villa Helipad GPS Coordinates:
S 35”15.014 E 174”06.945

Sacred Space Villa Helipad GPS Coordinates:
S 35”15.134 E 174”06.998

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21 Du Fresne Place, Russell, New Zealand

Tapeka Point Accommodation.

Welcome to our Tapeka B and B at Genevieve’s on Du Fresne.

Our bed and breakfast accommodation in Tapeka offers a comfortable one bedroom suite less than a stones throw from two beautiful beaches. One for exploring the rocky coastline and one perfect sandy beach. Tapeka is about a five minute drive from historic Russell township in the stunning Bay of Islands.

We aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible at Tapeka.

We serve a complimentary continental breakfast in the mornings, or for those with more of an appetite, bacon and eggs can be prepared for an extra ten dollars per person.

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4 York Street, Russell, New Zealand

Hananui Lodge is located right on Russell’s waterfront with beautiful unobstructed sea views and the Hananui Apartments are air conditioned and are located on York Street.
The apartments do not have sea views, but they are only 100 metres from the water’s edge. Hananui Lodge and Apartments are within walking distance to local cafes, shops, Russell wharf and award winning restaurants.

Whether you are looking for a romantic hideaway accommodation, a holiday of action and excitement, or somewhere special to take the family – Hananui Lodge and Apartments can accommodate your every need. Your Hosts, John and Rongo are locals of the area and will make you feel welcome, so much so that you won’t want to return home. Being a local, John has been fishing in the waters around Russell for decades and knows all the good spots! Four and six hour charters are available, even if you are not currently a guest of the Hananui Lodge and Apartments.

Steeped in history this romantic town of yester-year will intrigue and delight you. From dining at award winning restaurants, to walking a historic heritage trail or quite simply reading a book on the beach – when you stay at Russell and the Hananui Lodge and Apartments, you can have the best of both worlds.

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Waiaruhe Way, Russell, New Zealand

Awaken to the sound of native birdsong in this colonial style villa nestled in the bush close to the historic Russell township in the beautiful Bay of Islands. With stunning sea views from every room and a sumptuous home cooked breakfast, enjoy the warm hospitality of this boutique B&B.

Each well-appointed room has smart TVs with SkySports and Netflix, plus tea and coffee making with a Nespresso machine. The private and secluded property has free WiFi throughout the house and free parking on site. It’s close to the Okiato car ferry and just 6km from Russell.

Be welcomed with tea and cake on arrival with your friendly and knowledgable hosts, Lydia and Duncan, who are happy to share their favourite local places and provide recommendations tailored to your stay.

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16 Matauwhi Road, Russell, New Zealand

Motel Russell is set in an acre of beautiful sub-tropical gardens just a short five minute stroll away from the Russell wharf and the village centre,and two minutes to the Russell Boat Club.
Offering Studio, One Bedroom and Two Bedroom Units, most with kitchens it is an ideal place to holiday and relax in the beautiful Bay of Islands. The swimming pool is a little splash of heaven and there is plenty of room on the BBQ to sizzle up what you like.
Your hosts Paul and Ellie Thompson.

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16 Hope Avenue, Russell, New Zealand

Liz and Gordon, your hosts at Ounuwhao are located alongside a grassed reserve bordered by century-old Norfolk pines, opposite picturesque Matauwhi Bay – a favourite mooring-place for yachts. Ounuwhao is a short two-minute drive or a casual 10-minute level stroll to Russell village.

“Experience our historical Bed and Breakfast and enjoy a world of difference”.

We offer superior B & B accommodation in four queen rooms – all with en-suite or private bathrooms.
The two front rooms feature their own washstand and have French doors opening onto the verandah and conservatory area, with sea views.

All bathrooms are decorated with old-fashioned, hand-painted ‘Georgian’ tiles and have showers and toilets; two also have a claw-footed bath.

Each room is decorated individually, with brass beds, and fresh flowers from our garden. The lodge rooms ooze charm and offer a tranquil nights sleep, whilst every attention to detail is taken care of.

Enjoy the comfortable lounge, with tea and coffee available all day, television, magazines, a wide selection of books and the daily newspaper. Relax in our guest lounge or enjoy a book or cup of tea on our wide-sweeping verandahs, in the conservatory, or surrounded by flowers in our cottage garden, whilst enjoying the ever-changing water in the bay.

“This is a wonderful villa with style, charm and great breakfasts in an ideal location”  – A TripAdvisor traveller.

Liz and Gordon, your hosts at Ounuwhao, are fifth generation New Zealanders, who anticipate making your stay in the Bay of Islands a memorable one.

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A rare find on the Waterfront in the heart of Russell village, this luxury property is a must view for holidaymakers and tourists who are looking for a unique experience in this fantastic Bay of Islands location. Enjoy the best of summer here or off peak season to fit your vacation itinerary.

This beautiful waterfront four bedroom, three bathroom home in the heart of Russell may be available to discerning guests who value a completely self contained and private property on the exclusive Russell Strand. The property receives both the morning sun for a patio breakfast setting and enjoys the gorgeous sunsets over the water from the verandah setting or lounge. This home is suitable for up to six adult guests.

  • Absolute waterfront location
  • Quality bed and bath linen
  • Modern appliances, covered BBQ, dishwasher, gas hobs, electric oven
  • WiFi
  • Flat-screen TVs
  • Outdoor furniture and all-weather clear blinds
  • Housekeeper by arrangement if required
  • Provisioning by arrangement if requested
  • Smoke-free, pet-free
  • Free off-street parking

Smaller groups (2-3 adults) may choose the B&B Suite on the upper floor, which available when the holiday home is not booked.

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190 Paroa Bay Road, Russell, New Zealand

Paroa Bay Chalets are well located for guests to enjoy nearby Russell (restaurants, cafes, bakery, shops, etc), Jacks Bay, visiting the local oyster farms and within walking distance of the fabulous Paroa Bay family run vineyard.
Our chalets are two bedroom, two bathroom, architecturally designed and recently built, and can accommodate a maximum of 6 people.

The chalets provide the perfect setting for all types of occasions… romantic getaways, honeymoons, reunions, family holidays or just chilling with friends.

The chalets are stand alone and offer private decks (with BBQ facilities), and are fully self-contained with dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, ipod docking stereo, sky TV, wifi and modern amenities. King beds are provided with luxury linen (towels etc). Bedrooms can be re-configured and children are very welcome.

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31 Otamarua Road, Russell, New Zealand

There are few places in the world where you get the sense of land emerging from the ocean — where you can trace the contours of the land down below the waterline — where land and ocean are not binary or separate, but continuous. New Zealand’s Paroa Bay is one of these places — a sheltered inlet enveloped by a perfectly irregular peninsula —with the larger subtropical and iconic Bay of Islands stretching out across the horizon.

The Paroa Bay experience is continuous — from the considered architecture of our villas, through the carefully selected ingredients on our menu, to the artisanal quality of our wines, we offer an experience of complete relaxation and luxury in a truly unique and awe-inspiring setting.

Perched above this breath-taking bay is our premier luxury accommodation — Paroa Bay Winery and Estate. Our property features three superb villas, a sprawling boutique vineyard, and our world-class restaurant Sage — ensuring every aspect of a luxurious experience is not only catered to but plentifully provided for.

We do not have to look far for inspiration at Sage — our restaurant at Paroa Bay Winery. Perched high above the idyllic Bay of Islands, it is the Moana (ocean) and Whenua (land) who inform and inspire our menu. From the end of the fishing line cast into the sea to the orchard doors of our suppliers and our very own onsite gardens, our focus is on locally grown and sourced ingredients which combine seamlessly into a uniquely creative brand of New Zealand cuisine.

With a broad-ranging menu that features some of the freshest and most revered offerings from the ocean — all sustainably fished and line-caught — and some of New Zealand’s world-renowned natural produce, our chefs work to strike the perfect balance between creative flair and allowing their ingredients to be savoured as they are. And with all dishes thoughtfully matched from wines directly from our very own cellar door, the culinary experience is full-circle. It is our considered and intuitive approach that pervades the restaurant at Sage, from ingredient sourcing, through the kitchen and front of house.

In a world where sustainability matters, we’re extremely proud to know that almost every ingredient in our kitchen has come from just down the road — we even picked some of them ourselves. It is the connection between our surroundings and our menu that sets Sage apart — and when the surroundings are one of the most beautiful natural environments on the planet you can taste the difference.

COURTESY SHUTTLE SERVICE

Free pick-up from Russell and surrounding areas, or arrive on a boat and we will pick you up from the beach!

Sage is just a 15-minute drive from Russell. From the Okiato car ferry, turn right to Russell Whakapara Road at the petrol station intersection.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL – 09 403 8270 or sage@paroabay.com

OPENING HOURS:

Summer: Oct (Labor Weekend) to End of April 12:00pm – 9:00pm Open Wednesday to Sunday

Winter: May (First Weekend) to Oct (Labor Weekend) 12:00pm – 9:00pm Open Friday to Sunday

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5960 Russell Road, Russell, New Zealand

Affordable accommodation options in a picturesque setting with abundant bird life, including kiwis and north island wekas.

From privately situated fully self contained bungalows through to cabins or glamping for families and couples, all our accommodation features decks to make the most of the relaxed indoor/outdoor living opportunities of a sunny climate. Choose your own spacious powered or unpowered camp site in a natural bush setting and enjoy all our facilities including a swimming pool, playground, outdoor games, fish smokehouse, BBQ areas, campfire, wood fired pizza oven (free wood provided) and free boat parking.
Close to the Twin Coast Cycle Trail so bring your bikes! We also offer comfortable Specialised cycle trail bikes for hire, with bike helmets and locks included with hire. Our bikes are serviced before each hireage and we offer secure bike storage and minor bike repairs.
Russell – Orongo Bay Holiday Park offers you a central base from which you can explore Russell and the Bay of Islands and is adjacent to the walkway to Russell and the Bay of Islands Full Circle Day Walk.
Bring your kayaks and fishing rods and we will share with you some great spots to sample the warm waters and stunning scenery of the Bay.

Angela & Don Armitage

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Russell, Northland, New Zealand

Russell Booking and Information Centre is situated right on the Russell Wharf.
Independently owned and operated.

OPEN 7 DAYS  during daylight hours

We are your one-stop solution for all Tour, Accommodation and Activities bookings in Russell and the Bay of Islands New Zealand.

Contact us now so that we can put our wealth of local knowledge and experience to work for you, and arrange the perfect itinerary for your time in the Bay of Islands – all at no cost to you!!

Russell Booking & Information Centre
The Wharf
PO Box 65
Russell

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