Picturesque views of the beach, ocean and Islands that give the Bay of Island its fame. Relax, swim, fish, snorkel, picnic or kayak. Take an easy evening stroll on the beach and the bush walk that leads you to Russell town centre in less than 20 minutes. Stroll back under the watchful eye of the moon and glittering milky way.
We offer you luxury boutique accommodation complemented by history, charm and stunning panoramic views. The Clendon is situated at Okiato – the original capital of New Zealand, just a few minutes drive from the historic village of Russell.
Our beautiful suites feature en-suite bathrooms, mini-fridge, flat screen TV and complimentary tea and coffee. You can also enjoy a selection of New Zealand wine and beer and other beverages from the bar. All rooms have air-conditioning, robes, ironing board, iron and hairdryers.
You are welcome to join us for breakfast from 7-10am, we have offer both continental and cooked breakfasts, freshly brewed coffee and a selection of teas.
Located on a private waterfront headland, you’ll enjoy views overlooking the bay towards Paihia and Waitangi. Relax at the Clendon and rediscover the magical tranquillity of the Bay of Islands.
Our venue is also ideal for conferences and weddings, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
Russell’s only petrol station is located on the main road between Russell town and Okiato, where the car ferry departs. Download the GAS UP app and you can fuel up 24 hours per day, 7 days per week!
Come and enjoy the welcoming ambience of our stores in the beautiful Bay of Islands – one of New Zealand’s most attractive destinations.
We have a simple philosophy – great service and a high standard of New Zealand-made gifts and souvenirs.
Our friendly team are always here to help you choose from our extensive range of :
Finest possum and merino wool garments and accessories
- Exquisite selection of ancient kauri wood bowls and boxes
Fine handblown glass
Traditional greenstone (jade) and bone carvings
Fabulous selection of local art including Tony Ogle and Tom Burnett
We are open seven days a week.
Packing and postal service is available worldwide.
Seaport Village Holiday Accommodations consist of a variety of accommodations which are fully self contained, spacious and luxurious. Our accommodations offer the comforts of home away from home right here in the bay of islands.
Located in Russell, Bay of Islands, The Duke of Marlborough Tavern is the oldest licenced tavern in New Zealand.
The Duke of Marlborough Tavern and Restaurant in Russell is open 7 days a week. Family friendly, pet friendly. We have a huge range of beer, wine, and spirits. A beautiful fresh menu, very reasonably priced. We have gaming, TAB, pool tables, table tennis, fooze ball, classic spacie machines, private areas and decks, a function room and garden.
We cater for loads of events big and small. We are the home of the Russell Birdman contest and the Coastal Classic Auckland to Russell yacht race, one of the largest and most prestigious offshore yacht races in the southern hemisphere.
The Tavern has a jam-packed event calendar with something on every month; see our Facebook page or website for updates and upcoming events and concerts.
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…
Wood2Water is a celebration of Russell’s heritage and strong connection with the land and sea. Each of our heirloom quality products have been inspired in part by either wood or water. We are proud to represent Russell with our honestly handcrafted products. Because we care about our environment, wherever possible we try and use locally sourced and recycled materials.
Caravan by Tania Cooper is proudly designed and manufactured here in New Zealand in the Beautiful Bay of Islands.
There is a basic Summer and Winter range each year, with additions throughout those seasons.
The name Caravan came from the nostalgic, iconic New Zealand holiday in a beautiful bay somewhere. relaxed and casual, reflecting the clothing we create.
The inspiration for the designs comes from the fabric first, with an emphasis on beautiful prints and quality fabrics using mainly natural fibres where possible.
The designs are not restricted to any particular age group. They are comfortable and easy to wear with flattering lines for all shapes and sizes.
Caravan pants were one of the first designs in 2003 and still remain one of our most popular items. They are an easy comfortable fit and are extremely flattering on all sizes from a 6 to a 20.
Relax by the beach with us. Bayside offers a great selection of seafood and daily specials. And if it’s a cocktail you are after, check out our extensive cocktail list. Visit our website to view our current menu.
Relax. Revive. Repeat.
Revive Day Spa offers a variety of massage and beauty services in a relaxed setting. Unwind and recenter with one of our luxury treatments or make a quick stop with an express treatment. Our aim is for you to leave feeling blissful, pampered and revived.
Located on Russell’s scenic waterfront, Butterfish is the perfect spot for a hearty breakfast, long lunch, summertime al fresco dinner, or just a cheeky cocktail at sunset. Or just grab a takeaway coffee and tasty morsel from the cabinet; everything is made freshly in-house daily.
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
- 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.
Unique private tours of the Bay of Islands & The Far North in Jeep Wranglers or V8 Mustang.
Rogue Pony tours are about showcasing the Bay of Islands as one of the finest locations in New Zealand, particularly seen from our unique and sometimes quirky viewpoint. At Rogue Pony our sightseeing tours are about quality, fun and an undeniable hunger for discovery and adventure.
It’s always relaxed, with a sense of “going with the flow”, having the flexibility to adapt and ensuring you have the most enjoyable tour possible. We have a wealth of knowledge to share with you and we get great pleasure from hosting our guests and answering their questions, no matter how obscure! Have you been wanting to ask questions about New Zealand while you have been on holiday? Ask us!
No two tours are ever the same. Our interaction with you steers your tour from a “standard sightseeing tour” to an enriched adventure focused on what’s most appropriate for you. It may be discussing dairy farming, history, art or whatever road we go down, as there is no set commentary. No matter what’s on the cards, there’ll most likely be some surprises and unexpected moments of delight.
As soon as you book your Rogue Pony tour, it’s locked in and confirmed. All our tours are priced per vehicle with no minimum number of passengers.
We also provide wedding car hire for that special day or airport transfers from any accommodation between Russell and the Bay of Islands Airport in Kerikeri.
Open year round.
RIDES BEYOND THE ORDINARY – GO ROGUE!
“Wish” Gifts is a new gift shop right in the heart of Russell. We stock quality gifts for everyone, at all prices. Our aim is to have something for everyone. Some of these things are:
Home wares, wall art, souvenirs, jewellery, soaps & toiletries, kid’s t-shirts, baby gifts, scarves, local crafts, and much more…
Winter Hours – 10am-4pm
Summer Hours – 9.30am – 5.30pm
Spring and Autumn Hours- 9.30 – 4.30pm
Bay of Islands Guided Kayak Tours Ltd is a tourism-oriented company in Russell, New Zealand offering safe kayaking tours that can be enjoyed by people who want to get up close and personal with nature. We are based at 4 Cass Street, Russell and our location carries an abundance of pioneering history balanced with the day-to-day life of a busy tourism attraction. We are visited by more than 50 cruise ships and specialty tours during the peak seasons, with thousands of people wanting to experience our Bay of Islands tourist facilities.
Water Sport Adventure/Kayaking
- Guided Kayak Tours
- Freedom Kayak Hire/Rentals
- Retail Shop
- Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals
- Fishing Gear Rentals
- Snorkel Equipment Rentals
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Tuk Tuk Bangkok Thai Restaurant is the authentic Thai dining experience in the Bay Of Islands.
Located in the heart of Russell, Bay Of Islands, Charlie and Dang invite you to experience Thai food at it’s best. Tuk Tuk’s cuisine is not only full of flavor, but is picture perfect too.
Whether it’s dinner for two, a family occasion or a wedding – Tuk Tuk can cater to groups of all sizes.
Be sure to try our Curry Puffs or Pork Spare Ribs for an entree, a couple of favorites for many locals.