Russel Orongo Bay Holiday Park
Historic Kororareka, Russell. We are minutes away from the original capital of New Zealand and from the historical Russell township where the traders, whalers and missionaries first made contact with Maori. We are also just a short ferry ride and drive to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds where the treaty was signed in 1840.
The NZ wildlife – Kiwi in the back block, the rare north island Weka wander around the park and 55 species of bird have been spotted here. Admire the amazing starry sky every clear night. Adventure along the kiwi trails through the native trees and bush across 14 acres. Collect firewood and build a campfire. Visit our weta hotel or spot the eel and rare Pāteke (Brown Teal Duck) in the waterway.
The beautiful Bay of Islands and its many secluded bays and beaches from this central location. You can kayak or dive, sail or go on a fishing charter. Hike along many walking tracks in the area, including the Cape Brett track. Jump on a cruise to the Hole in the Rock and swim with dolphins. Visit the galleries and museums.
Educate / Matauranga
We are very privileged to be able to facilitate Te Whare. A purpose built house of learning, hosting groups up to 30 persons. Our Kaumatua will facilitate the learning of Maori customs and values in the Marae, in the forest and on the sea. Over a minimum stay of 3 nights groups will also get to explore cross-cultural education in a fun and supportive environment.
We are happy to help tailor your visit to suit your needs whether it is a cultural, historic, environmental or tourist trip to the Bay of Islands.
• Over 100 camp sites
• A large lodge with private facilities (these can be reserved for big groups)
• Self-contained accommodation
• Communal indoor lounge and dining area, with cosy fireplace and TV
• Two toilet and shower ablution blocks
• Two indoor kitchen areas
• Outside communal areas
• Outdoor kitchen area by the camp fire
• Table tennis
• Children’s playground
• Swimming pool (open between October and April)
• Guest laundry
• We are Eco friendly