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.
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.
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.
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:
Leather bags, toys, jandals, t-shirts (incl. Russell T’s), men’s gifts, homewares, wall art, souvenirs, jewellery, soaps, toiletries, baby gifts, scarves, and much more…
Winter hours – 10am – 3pm
Summer hours – 9.30 – 5pm
(these hours are subject to change)