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About the Bay Of Islands, New Zealand

The Bay of Islands has a traditional history which holds that around 700 years ago, one of the large Maori canoes which journeyed to New Zealand from Hawiki, was sailed to the Bay Of Islands by Puhi, a founding father of the Ngapuhi Iwi (tribe).

The first European to visit the area was Captain Cook, who named the region in 1769. The Bay of Islands was the first area in New Zealand to be settled by Europeans. Whalers arrived towards the end of the 18th century, while the first missionaries settled in 1814. The settlement of Okiato was the first Capital of New Zealand.

Today the Bay of Islands is the big game fishing capital of New Zealand so have a go or just relax on the beach and watch the boats come and go.

Stroll along the magical waterfront of Russell and imagine the hurly burly pioneer days. Don’t miss the Mission House at Waimate North, the Stone House at Kerikeri or, of course, the fabulous grounds, setting and historical significance of the Waitangi Treaty House and Grounds.

Here is our selection of Bay Of Islands B&B's

Appledore Lodge

Paihia

Prices from $240 to $305

7 minutes drive from Paihia and 15 Min from Kerikeri Airport

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Standing beside the Waitangi river.

Riverside Cottage (sleeps 4, price applies to 2 pax):
Superior Unit consisting of a large lounge/dining T.V. , magnificent floor to ceiling bay windows offering uninterrupted river views, separate bedroom with super king sized bed( can become twin ), & ranch slider to covered decking. En-suite with large walk-in double shower ; kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer & full laundry facilities. Lounge has a convertible sofa-bed to sleep two extra guests. Roll away beds can be provided.

Riverside Studio
Super king bed ( can become twin ), en-suite with large walk-in shower ; 180 degree vista up & down the Waitangi river ; triple stack ranch slider to covered and surround decking; kitchenette with double hob, micro-wave, fridge; seating area with T.V.

Riverside Suite
Furnished in native Rimu, super king bed ( can become twin ), TV, en suite shower room, cane easy lounge chairs, kitchenette with microwave, toaster, fridge, tea & coffee, stunning panoramic river views, ranch slider opening onto a private deck.

The Victoria Room
Has a romantic feel and King bed. There are majestic views up the river. Ranch slider to private deck along with a large en-suite bathroom with bath/shower facilities, kitchenette with fridge & toaster, kettle; T.V.

OUNUWHAO B & B GUESTLODGE

Russell

Prices from $200 to $350

Matauwhi Bay, Russell. Bay-of-Islands, Northland. N.Z.

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OUNUWHAO is a unique, heritage, heart Kauri homestead, relocated from the West Coast, opened in 1992, after extensive restoration.
Our Guestlodge looks directly to Matauwhi Bay, a sheltered anchorage for yachts, and alongside a grassed reserve, bordered by 80 year old Norfolk pine trees.
Wrap-Around verandahs allow guests to sit and relax and take-in the tranquil waters of the Bay, whilst enjoying complementary afternoon tea/supper or a glass of wine/beer.
Four luxurious guest rooms with ensuites, claw-foot baths and separate showers, are decorated in traditional wall papers and tiles; and offers every home comfort, whilst enjoying the best of linens and modern bathrooms.
Seperate GARDEN SUITE offers s/king bed with spa bath and private verandah over-looking the cottage gardens and roses in summer-time.
No cooking facilities, but with sink, bench, fridge and micro-wave for a simple meal or snack.B/fast is included.

WELCOME each new day with a delicious home cooked breakfast like no other: Fresh juice, Granola or Bircher Muesli, fresh seasonal fruits from our orchard/organic gardens, freshly baked bread/muffins, jams from our orchard trees, freshly percolated coffee and teas, followed by a YUMMY daily special.
Ounuwhao is a great spot to investigate Russell.

Villa Russell Bed & Breakfast

Russell

Prices from $195 to $320

Auckland 3 1/2 hours, Kerikeri Airport 1 Hour, Ferry 9kms

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Now is the perfect time to visit the winterless north, Russell, Bay of Islands
Enjoy a welcoming visit to Villa Russell; 2 minutes walk from the beach and Russell's restaurants, yet totally private and secluded. Relax with magnificent views of Russell's bay and wharf from the deck of our beautifully restored 1913 villa, or from our luxury guest cottage with spacious guest rooms, with ensuites, leading out on to your large verandah. Have breakfast al fresco, while surrounded by mature native trees and birdsong, tuis, kereru, weka, (even kiwi calling in the night). In the evening relax in the setting sun with a cool glass of wine before wandering down to the village to one of Russell's fine restaurants. Pure luxury in the heart of Russell, the most historic and earliest settlement in New Zealand
A short walk takes you to Long Bay surf beach or historic Flagstaff hill and native bush. Your suite is complete with tea/coffee making facilities, refrigerator, microwave, TV, beach towels, laundry facilities. We have a half acre of garden with plenty of outdoor furniture for total relaxation in the sun or shady areas.
Off Street parking is provided. You may also be greeted by our friendly family dog.
Complimentary afternoon tea/coffee is provided on arrival.
Make your stay even more special with a sailing charter on our 11.6M yacht Kingfisher or 15M Kama Lua to further explore the beautiful sights the Bay of Islands has to offer.

Appledore Lodge

Paihia

Prices from $240 to $305

7 minutes drive from Paihia waterfront ; 15 Min from Keri Keri Airport.

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Appledore Lodge is set in landscaped gardens right on the banks of the Waitangi River. Miniature waterfalls with the sound of gently tumbling waters from the river await your discovery in private, tranquil & peaceful surroundings.

Riverside Cottage (sleeps 4, price applies to 2 pax):
Superior Unit consisting of a large lounge/dining T.V. , magnificent floor to ceiling bay windows offering uninterrupted river views, separate bedroom with super king sized bed( can become twin ), & ranch slider to covered decking. En-suite with large walk-in double shower ; kitchen with dishwasher, fridge/freezer & full laundry facilities. Lounge has a convertible sofa-bed to sleep two extra guests. Roll away beds can be provided.

Riverside Studio
Super king bed ( can become twin ), en-suite with large walk-in shower ; 180 degree vista up & down the Waitangi river ; triple stack ranch slider to covered and surround decking; kitchenette with double hob, micro-wave, fridge; seating area with T.V.

Riverside Suite
Furnished in native Rimu, super king bed ( can become twin ), TV, en suite shower room, cane easy lounge chairs, kitchenette with microwave, toaster, fridge, tea & coffee, stunning panoramic river views, ranch slider opening onto a private deck.

The Victoria Room
Has a romantic feel and King bed. There are majestic views up the river. Ranch slider to private deck along with a large en-suite bathroom with bath/shower facilities, kitchenette with fridge & toaster, kettle; T.V.

OUNUWHAO B & B GUESTLODGE

Russell

Prices from $200 to $350

Matauwhi Bay,Russell. Bay-of-Islands, Northland. N.Z.

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OUNUWHAO is a unique, heritage, heart Kauri homestead, relocated from the West Coast, opened in 1992, after extensive restoration.
Our Guestlodge looks directly to Matauwhi Bay, a sheltered anchorage for yachts, and alongside a grassed reserve, bordered by 80 year old Norfolk pine trees.
Wrap-Around verandahs allow guests to sit and relax and take-in the tranquil waters of the Bay, whilst enjoying complementary afternoon tea/supper or a glass of wine/beer.
Four luxurious guest rooms with ensuites, claw-foot baths and separate showers, are decorated in traditional wall papers and tiles; offers every home comfort, whilst enjoying the best of linens and modern bathrooms.
Seperate GARDEN SUITE offers s/king bed with spa bath and private verandah over-looking the cottage gardens and roses in summer-time.
No cooking facilities, but with sink, bench, fridge and micro-wave for a simple meal or snack.B/fast is included.

WELCOME each new day with a delicious home cooked breakfast like no other: Fresh juice, Granola or Bircher Muesli, fresh seasonal fruits from our orchard/organic gardens, freshly baked bread/muffins, jams from our orchard trees, freshly percolated coffee and teas, followed by a YUMMY daily special.
Ounuwhao is a great spot to investigate Russell.

Bellrock Lodge

Russell

Prices from $275 to $395

400 Metres from the Russell Waterfront.

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For the best views in Russell come to Bellrock Lodge, which is on the hill overlooking the bay and the lovely village of Russell. We are only a 5 minute stroll to the village and wharf.

Luxury en-suite rooms with private entrance and French doors leading out of your room onto your private patio. The rooms can either have twin beds (2 singles) or a super king bed. Each room has: Free-view TV, DVD player, Radio/CD/iPod dock, air conditioner, fully equipped kitchenette, 2 leather recliners and dining table and chairs. Spacious bathrooms with the usual plus large shower and bidet. Off street parking and free WiFi.

Enjoy a pre-dinner drink on your patio while watching the most spectacular sunsets. Upstairs you will find the spacious guest lounge/dining room which has SKY TV, fully equipped bar and barbeque facilities. A continental breakfast basket can be purchased. This will be delivered to your room the evening before.

From Russell wharf board the sight seeing boats going to Hole in the Rock, dolphin watching, fishing charters. By taking the passenger ferry to Paihia you can board the bus taking you to Cape Reinga . A taxi will take from Paihia to Waitangi. Russell has various historical buildings, lovely beaches, good restaurants and pubs, interesting walks and a great atmosphere. Russell is a short distance off the main high way, which means less people and noise.
Currently Bellrock is rated No 3 in NZ on Tripadvisor ,based on guest reviews.

Bellrock Lodge

Russell

Prices from $220 to $340

Bellrock is 400 m away from the waterfront.

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For the best views in Russell come to Bellrock Lodge, which is on the hill overlooking the bay and the lovely village of Russell. We are only a 5 minute stroll to the village and wharf.
Luxury en-suite rooms with private entrance and French doors leading out of your room onto your private patio. The rooms can either have twin beds (2 singles) or a super king bed. Each room has: Free-view TV, DVD player, Radio/CD/iPod dock, air conditioner, fully equipped kitchenette, 2 leather recliners and dining table and chairs. Spacious bathrooms with the usual plus large shower and bidet. Off street parking and free WiFi.

Enjoy a pre-dinner drink on your patio while watching the most spectacular sunsets. Upstairs you will find the spacious guest lounge/dining room which has SKY TV, fully equipped bar and barbeque facilities. Our delicious generous servings of Continental or choice of cooked breakfasts should keep you going till dinner.

From Russell wharf board the sight seeing boats going to Hole in the Rock, dolphin watching, fishing charters. By taking the passenger ferry to Paihia you can board the bus taking you to Cape Reinga or Hocking. A taxi will take from Paihia wharf to Waitangi. Russell has various historical buildings, lovely beaches, good restaurants and pubs, interesting walks and a great atmosphere. Russell is a short distance off the main high way, which is a great advantage as we do not have the crowds and noise.
We are # 3 in New Zealand on Tripadvisor 2015.

Morepork Riverside Lodge

Paihia

Prices from $180 to $350

Paihia 8.5km, Waitangi 9.5km. Ferry to Russell 9.5km. Kerikeri 14km. Cape 202km.

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Welcome to our quality B&B and Self-Contained Unit set in four acres on the Waitangi River. Situated just 8 minutes from Paihia township and 14 minutes from Kerikeri - a perfect location for exploring the Bay of Islands and Northland.

Stroll through our native bush & gardens, home to many NZ birds including Moreporks. Feed our alpacas (Blackadder & TimTam) or meet our timid, gentle cat (Panpoot).

For B&B guests we offer a sumptuous continental breakfast including cold meats, cheeses, and our friendly hens happily provide free range organic eggs for you. We can advise you on local places to dine, here in Paihia, over the water in Russell, or in Kerikeri.

We are both "Kiwi" born & bred and have travelled extensively throughout NZ, the Pacific and some parts of Europe. Please feel free to pick our brains about Northland & the rest of New Zealand.

Riverview Studio - Private deck with views. Superking/Twin beds. Ensuite with accessible shower & toilet, double bath. sofa, table & chairs. TV/DVDs, Freeview. Free WiFi. Microwave, grillplate, fridge, tea/coffee. Welcome treats.

Waitangi Room - Private deck with views. Superking/Twin beds. Ensuite. sofa, table & chairs, TV/DVDs, Freeview. Free WiFi. Microwave, fridge, tea/coffee. Welcome treats.

Morepork Haven combines our two rooms for private accommodation. Please email us if it shows as unavailable online.

We can sometimes accept booking that include children, so please enquire . No under 5’s for safety reasons.

Genevieve's on Du Fresne

Russell

Prices from $100 to $180

Drive over the hill to Tapeka, turn left at the bottom into Du Fresne Place

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Within metres of Rocky Bay which is suitable for kayaking, snorkelling and fishing, or watching the dolphins frolicking in the bay. Just 3 minutes walk will take you to a sandy beach safe for the whole family to swim. The historic township of Russell is just 2 km away with plenty of cafes and restaurants that caters for all tastes including the Duke of Marlborough Hotel on the waterfront for fine dining, Thai restaurant, Indian restaurant and many others to suit your tastes and budget. Historical features include the Christ church the first church built in New Zealand, Pompallier Mission and printing works that survived the sacking of the township in 1845 by Hone Heke. Also on the hill is the flagstaff that was chopped down by Hone Heke with a panoramic view of the Bay of Islands.
Activities include a range of cruises in the Bay of Islands including swimming with the Dolphins and Hole in the Rock cruises. There are kayaks also electric bikes for hire
Russell is central to many excursions including a trip to Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach, visits to Kerikeri and the Stone Store, Waitangi Treaty Grounds where the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, Kauri Forests and many more attractions of the Far North.

 

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