Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park

Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park

Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park
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57 Rankers Reviews

5 Face-to-Face

126 Camping Grounds

65 Dump Station

9 Russell

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

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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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Location

North IslandNorthlandRussell

Categories

  • Dump Station
  • Backpackers
  • Camping Grounds

Contact

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Accommodations

  • Powered Sites

    With over two hectares available, guests can choose a spacious site with bay and/or native forest views.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $36/day
    Extra adult $18/day
    Extra child $10/day
  • Un-Powered Sites

    With over two hectares available, guests can choose a spacious site Many sites are quite private in a bush setting while some sites are elevated with sea views.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $32/day
    Extra adult $16/day
    Extra child $10/day
  • Stand Alone Cabins

    Stand alone cabins complete with decks offer a double and single bed with all bedding together with a small fridge and tea and coffee making facilities.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $75/day
    Extra adult $20/day
    Extra child $10/day
  • Tipi

    Our quality New Zealand made canvas tipi overlooks Orongo Bay. The height and space when you are inside the tipi is quite an experience – more substantial and spacious than a traditional tent!

    Base Rate (2 persons) $79/day
    Extra adult $20/day
    Extra child $10/day
  • Lodge Rooms with Kitchens

    Our spacious Lodge rooms with kitchens accommodate up to four guests and are excellent value.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $75/day
    Extra adult $20/day
    Extra child $12/day
  • Lodge Rooms without Kitchens

    Lodge rooms without kitchens accommodate up to six guests. All rooms contain a fridge and a table and chairs.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $65/day
    Extra adult $20/day
    Extra child $10/day
  • Bungalow

    Stand alone and self contained with indoor/outdoor living in a private bush setting with loads of birdlife.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $119/day
    Extra adult $20/day
    Extra child $10/day
  • Cottage

    Stand alone, private and self contained. Good sized deck with views over Orongo Bay and private courtyard with BBQ and enclosed by low gates – ideal for small children.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $109/day
    Extra adult $20/day
    Extra child $10/day
  • Eco Chalet

    A stand alone timber building with a large deck and BBQ overlooking Orongo Bay in a private setting – ideal for couples.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $99/day
  • Bach

    Stand alone two roomed cabin, with deck.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $79/day
  • Family Cabin

    Sleeps 4. Enjoy our relaxed and picturesque holiday park without needing to bring your tent and bedding.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $75/day
    Extra adult $20/day
    Extra child $10/day
  • Holiday House

    Sleeps up to 7. Three bedrooms, open plan living with a good sized deck with BBQ and outdoor seating to enjoy wide Bay views.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $139/day
    Extra adult $30/day
    Extra child $15/day
  • Tourist Tent for 3

    Sleeps 3. If you love the restorative feeling from communing with nature and making the most of starry nights, try hassle free camping in a ready assembled tent overlooking the Bay.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $79/day
    Extra adult $20/day
    Extra child $10/day
  • Tourist Tent for Couples

    Sleeps 2. If you love the restorative feeling from communing with nature and making the most of starry nights, try hassle free camping in a ready assembled tent overlooking the Bay.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $79/day
  • Tourist Flat

    Located within the Lodge this self contained Tourist Flat offers open plan living for a group of friends or large family.

    Base Rate (2 persons) $99/day
    Extra adult $20/day
    Extra child $10/day

Reviews

Showing 13 reviews of 57.

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Sam

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 6 days ago

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Josie

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 16 days ago

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Dirk

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 3 months ago and experienced in November 2018

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Franz

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 4 months ago

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Markus

Ranking: 10/10

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

Reviewed 6 months ago

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Sarah

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 6 months ago

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Meg

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 11 months 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 about 1 year 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 about 1 year 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 almost 2 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

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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 almost 2 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

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Andy Bond

Ranking: 10/10

The name 'holiday park' at first put us off but after reading the reviews decided to try it as freedom camping in the area is not easy. Well what an amazing site, quiet and relaxed, well OK apart from bird noise. Great site, nice pitches when we stayed it was just after the bank holiday and the place was empty. Great location ideal for sea kayaking, Russell has a bar with live music.

Reviewed over 2 years ago

Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park responds:

Thank you for the great feedback Andy. We're glad that you enjoyed the quiet and restorative setting and hope you left us feeling rested and revived. Over 55 species of birds make the Park their home and we agree the Park can come alive with their calls! It's great to see that you made the most of your time here, we are a great base for exploring all that is on offer in the Bay of Islands. Kind Regards, The Team at Russell- Orongo Bay Holiday Park

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Julia Krysiak

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

I love staying in places where the owners are passionate about what they're doing, and about looking after the landscape that surrounds them. That is exactly what Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park is. Travelling through New Zealand as a sole female traveller, the owner, Angela, couldn't have made me feel more welcome or looked after. Aside from being a fountain of local knowledge, Angela was extremely kind and gentle, and made you feel so much more than just "another customer". The personal feel of the place was what I loved about my stay above all. Apart from that, the Holiday Park is on the fringes of some extremely beautiful bays and drives, a five minute drive from the stunning town of Russell, there are hikes to go on just off the site, and the facilities are simple, but clean and eco-friendly. Perfect. I stayed in one of the glamping tents and I would really recommend the Holiday Park as a place to stay for anyone. Thank you so much to Angela for such a lovely stay!

Reviewed over 2 years ago

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