Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park

Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park

Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park



59 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

43 Camping Grounds

54 Dump Station

10 Russell



Wekas roam freely through the park
Book the Bach and enjoy tha natural bush setting


A unique opportunity awaits you at Russell – Orongo Bay Holiday Park. You have the chance to see and hear Kiwi and Weka in their natural environment.

You will discover the perfect camping site to pitch your tent or park your campervan. Enjoy a relaxing stay in one of our cabins, cottages or bungalows. For something a little bit different, try one of our glamping options. The spacious and contoured setting of Russell – Orongo Bay Holiday Park ensures that many of our sites and accommodation options are quite private.

Family friendly accommodation at Russell – Orongo Bay Holiday Park includes The Lodge, also popular with singles, couples and groups. Whatever your budget we have accommodation to suit your needs.

Russell – Orongo Bay Holiday Park offers an authentic Bay of Islands holiday experience and a a central base to discover the unique Bay of Islands.

Located close to the quaint and historic Russell village, Russell – Orongo Bay Holiday Park is set in 14 picturesque acres in a kiwi and weka protection zone.

Russell is a peninsula with an island feel, offering the opportunity for you to discover hidden places and tucked away treasures in a stunning scenic environment. Ask us about things to do in Russell and the Bay of Islands – don’t rush, take your time and relax and enjoy this very special holiday destination.

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Feature Value Info


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  • Dump Station
  • Backpackers
  • Camping Grounds





Showing 13 reviews of 59.

Jennifer's avatar


Ranking: 2/10

52 for one person - and not even a cold shower is included. Definitely the worst camping I did so far. And not worth the money at all.

Reviewed 6 months ago

Carys's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

I would highly recommend this campsite and cannot wait to return! Had the best time here and was actually sad to leave. The owners James and Tori are the loveliest couple you will ever meet with a beautiful family! Great swimming pool to relax in and the facilities are spot on! Great kitchen full of utensils and even has a pizza oven and fish smokery. The showers were good strength and hot. Thanks for the great stay!

Reviewed 9 months ago

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Sam's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

$19pp for unpowered site in May. Friendly staff - amazing location.

Reviewed about 1 year ago

Josie's avatar


Ranking: 9/10

The staff were very friendly and helpful. Clean showers and bathrooms and the kitchens had everything we needed. We were lucky to be there during the kiwi mating season so they were very active. You could go out around midnight and take a stroll in their territory.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Dirk's avatar


Ranking: 8/10

Nice campsite, close to Russell. Facilities are somewhat older, but the showers are nice and hot. Lovely owners who helpt us a great deal when we need to go to the hospital!

Reviewed over 1 year ago and experienced in November 2018

Franz's avatar


Ranking: 4/10

It would be a nice place, but way to expensive.
If i have to pay 55$ for a site with power and then an extra 2$ for shower and extra for wifi that's to much.

Wouldn't come again.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Markus's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Nothing to complain.
Great area, great KIWI WALKS, many birds, good facilities.

Reviewed over 1 year ago

Sarah's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Our Playcentre was in need of a family friendly getaway. We all booked accommodation to best suit our individual needs and enjoyed meeting at the communal spots throughout our 3 day visit. We did campfires complete with Maori songs, stories, and of course marshmellow roasting, we built a whare, went for a kiwi walk, playground, swimming and the kids explored bush making huts of their own. We had such a lot of fun, this is now to become an annual tradition! See you next year Orongo Bay!!

Reviewed over 1 year ago

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Meg's avatar


Ranking: 10/10

Stayed at Orongo a few weekends back, the new owners are lovely and friendly, and the cabin I stayed in was warm and cmfortable. The setting is lovely and is perfect for families. A few minutes from town and they are also eco friendly, recycling and composting facilities available! Will be back

Reviewed about 2 years ago

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Martina Horn

Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful campsite, including pool, BBQ area and good, very clean facilities.
Staff are welcoming and friendly! Also they will tell you about good spots for possible kiwi and Weka encounters. Very close driving distance to Russell. So no problem if you are booked on an early boat trip from Russell. All in all great holiday park- we would definitely stay here once again.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Emma Guthrie

Ranking: 8/10

Classic campground, quiet when we were there. Older facilities but free hot showers. Friendly office staff too. Very close to Russell, 5min drive. Can hear kiwis on a clear night if you’re nearer the back of the campground.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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Leonie Scholten

Ranking: 8/10

Nice camping but a bit expensive for the winter season ($40,- powered campsite, two adults). Part of the toilets and showers were closed due to the season. No free wifi. Kitchen is very basic.

Reviewed about 3 years ago

Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park responds:

Thanks for your review Leonie, we hope you enjoyed your time in Russell and the Bay of Islands. We are competitively priced and pride ourselves on being the best value Holiday Park in Russell. During winter months we close one of our amenity blocks in order to reduce water usage and waste and manage energy efficiency which minimises our impact on the environment. Whilst we don't offer free WiFi it is available from as little as $2 per day. The kitchen has fridge-freezers, oven, microwave, toasters and kettles. Kitchenware is available to hire for a small charge. We appreciate your feedback and taking the time to review. Kind Regards, The Team, Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park

Mike Hopkins's avatar

Mike Hopkins

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

My family and I stayed here for a few days and it was a welcome change to the more manufactured parks such as top 10. Great space and wonderful amenities in a lovely location. What's more you got the feeling that the owners actually cared about the place and their guests - pure NZ!

Reviewed about 3 years ago and experienced in January 2017

Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park responds:

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our unique and special Park. We offer spacious sites, a wood fired pizza oven and camp fire, native bush walks and the opportunity to interact with rare bird life, including kiwi and North Island weka, in their natural environment, so we agree that we are not your average Holiday Park! We hope to see you again soon Mike! Kind Regards, The Team, Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park