Can't say enough nice things. Charming little cottage, staff were wonderfully helpful and accomodating with both a baby and goofy labrador mix. Convenient to absolutely breathtaking tramping and to Russell.
Weka are plentiful and unintimidated, I saw my first wild kiwi, and don't worry, the sound of mocking laughter is from the Barbary Doves, and who are they to judge with all the barbary they get up to? Don't worry about what the other reviewer said about Kiwis wandering around the bush at night. It's really just kiwi. :)
I saw the Tipi but had no idea it was part of the facility. Perhaps next time we can stay there, whilst imagining that we are a clan of Lakota, hunting buffalo across the endless plains of The Far North District, dodging Union cavalry and our Chippewa foes, eating pemmican from our buckskin pouches and using Every Part Of The Buffalo.
But I digress. Stay here. It was delightful and we will be returning. What more do you need to know?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- One of the few places in New Zealand where you can have close encounters with kiwi and weka in their natural environment. Affordable accommodation options in a picturesque setting. From privately situated fully self contained bungalows through to cabins for families and couples, the accommodation at this award winning Holiday Park 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 and enjoy facilities which include a swimming pool, playground, outdoor games, fish smokehouse, BBQ areas, campfire, a free information and cruise/tour booking service and free boat parking. An enviro gold and four star Holiday Park and a central base from which you can explore Russell and the Bay of Islands. Adjacent to the Russell walkway and the Bay of Islands Full Circle Day Walk. Conveniently located to the Cape Brett Track, Te Araroa and the Kawakawa/Kaikohe cycle trail. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Russell --Orongo Bay Holiday Park New Zealand - Bay Of Islands