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Come and stay at Russell - Orongo Bay Holiday Park for an outstanding birding holiday and close encounters with some of New Zealand's rare birds. The dawn chorus is a wonderful experience.
Russell is a peninsula with an island feel in the Bay of Islands. A designated northern kiwi and north island weka zone, the Russell peninsula is the only place on the New Zealand mainland that these two rare species still cohabit.
Russell - Orongo Bay Holiday Park is 2.5 km from the village which features some of New Zealand's oldest and most significant historic buildings.
Chosen by the BBC to film New Zealand's rare birdlife, Russell - Orongo Bay Holiday Park offers you the unique opportunity to see and hear north island weka and kiwi in their natural environment.
The only Enviro Gold Holiday Park in Northland, Russell - Orongo Bay Holiday Park is a central base from which you can explore Russell and the Bay of Islands. Adjacent to the Bay of Islands Full Circle Day Walk Russell - Orongo Bay Holiday Park is conveniently located to Russell village, Twin Coast Rail Trail (bikes for hire) boat trips, beaches, wineries and the Cape Brett Track.
Affordable accommodation options in a picturesque setting range from privately situated fully self contained bungalows through to cabins or Lodge rooms with shared amenities for families and couples. Group bookings, groups of friends or extended families travelling together are welcome and can be accommodated.
All the accommodation features decks with outdoor seating to make the most of the relaxed indoor/outdoor living opportunities of a sunny climate and to interact with the amazing birdlife. Choose your own spacious powered or unpowered camp site and enjoy facilities which include a swimming pool, playground, outdoor games, fish smokehouse, BBQ areas, wood fired pizza oven, campfire, a free information and cruise/tour booking service and free boat parking.
We work on a daily basis on the habitat within this 14 acre Park and employ the Kiwi Foundation to undertake pest control. Predator numbers are relatively low and the 4 rare species here are breeding successfully. Project Island Song, of which Russell - Orongo Bay Holiday Park is a founding corporate sponsor, is easily accessible from the Holiday Park.
Birding itineraries and guided walks for Russell and the Bay of Islands by arrangement
Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park Contact Details
Tori & James Burns
Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park
5960 Russell Rd
Bay of Islands
Phone 09 403 7704