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Russell --Orongo Bay Holiday Park
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Quiet, classy, beautifully situated, wonderfully managed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

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?

Room Tip: The cabin that used to be the local anglers' club is quite nice, and you may stay there provided...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

My partner, 3 year old son and friends had a wonderful time staying here over the labour weekend. The owners Angela and Don were very helpful and welcoming. We met so many wonderful people from other parts of the world and found there was plenty to do and enjoy for the kids. The playground, pool, camping area - bonfire (we enjoyed), alot of space for the kids to run around and explore. The facilities are great, kept clean and well maintained as well as very close to Russell township. It was brilliant! Definitely coming back here next time we are in Russell.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

Loved the Tipi experience what a different way to enjoy a relaxing weekend, was suprised how much room we had. Beautiful outlook enjoyed with native birds. Awesome. Friendly helpful staff, very clean facilities. Love what they are doing for the environment.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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rotorua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

We had a wonderful quiet relaxing stay in one of their Eco Cabins, was great to sit on the deck and listen to the awesome array of birdlife, the friendly Wekas greeting us in the morning as we ate breakfast not to mention the Kiwis wandering around in the bush area at the back of the park.
Lovely friendly staff go the extra mile to ensure our stay was comfortable, cannot recommend
this park enough, is definately a 'must stay' while in the area. Easy to get to, pretty cool catching the drive-on drive-off car ferry from Opua to Russell. Thankyou so much!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

My husband, 3 year old son and I stayed in our campervan, in a lovely powered site surrounded by greenery and native birds at our door every morning!

Angela and Don were extremely welcoming and really helped us make the most of our stay, with recommendations for whatever we were interested in seeing and doing in and around the town.

It's a short drive to Russell, but well worth it, to be in such a beautiful setting, and with owners who care so much about the environment and local flora and fauna. It made the stay more personal and rewarding.

All the amenities are very clean and high quality - the best we saw during our two week trip around the north island. We would come back anytime!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Te Puke, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2013

It was dark and I was concerned as to where I would be able to find accommodation. On entering Russell I noticed the lights on in the office. What a welcome sight' The owners were more than accommodating and I stayed on, doing day trip to Cape Reinga, and the following day a tour around the islands and the hole in the rock. I spent a day doing tourist attractions in Russell. What a magical town. I could not believe my eyes when I saw wekas foraging in the Holiday park. Great spot Great holiday. I certainly will be back again and recommend it to others travelling north

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2013

Amazing location. We stayed in an eco cabin which had a lovely little deck looking out to a creek. It was set up perfectly to capture the sun. The hosts were very friendly and keen to point out all the local attractions, including a nice board walk that is just opposite the Holiday Park. We were doing the Cape Brett Challenge - it was a nice 30 minute drive out to the start of Cape Brett.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Russell --Orongo Bay Holiday Park

Property: Russell --Orongo Bay Holiday Park
Address: 5960 Russell Whakapara Road, Russell 0272, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Russell
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 13 Speciality Lodging in Russell
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Russell --Orongo Bay Holiday Park 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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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