Orongo Bay Homestead

Address: 45 Aucks Rd, Russell, Bay of Islands, North Island, 0272, New Zealand | Lodge
Searching for availability...
*Prices above are provided by partners for one room, double occupancy and do not include all taxes and fees. Please see our partners for full details.


This lodge, located on 45 Aucks Rd, Russell, is near Kings Dolphin Cruises, Paihia Harbour, Salt Air Tours, and Carino Sailing & Dolphin Adventures.
Map this lodge



    TravelPod Member ReviewsOrongo Bay Homestead Russell

    Reviewed by clairecalum

    1st campsite

    Reviewed Dec 22, 2014
    by (10 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom


    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Orongo Bay Homestead Russell

    5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Russell

    Day 3 - Journey to Russell (Hell Hole)

    A travel blog entry by clairecalum on Dec 22, 2014

    5 photos

    This morning we picked up our lovely Hugo camper and headed towards Russell and The Bay of Islands. We bumped into Calum's friend (who worked at the camper place - small world!) and then got going. Had a lovely trip up here - the scenery is beautiful! Had a few stops off along the way - especially to admire the gorgeous views. We didn't stop along …

    Day 4 - The Vigilant

    A travel blog entry by clairecalum on Dec 23, 2014

    8 photos

    Today we met Nick, captain of the Vigilant - a 42ft boat taking us around the Bay of Islands. It was amazing. We passed some truly awesome sites (including the celebrity hideaway that costs $15,000 a night!). We were taken ashore to explore a beach and lookout then went back to the boat for lunch. We saw a penguin, dolphins, lots of gulls and crabs …

    Christmas in the Bay of Islands

    A travel blog entry by danieljftaylor on Dec 26, 2014

    2 comments, 2 photos

    Russell is situated in the far north of New Zealand in the Bay of Islands. It was actually the first permanent colonial settlement in New Zealand as it provided a naturally sheltered harbour and was well located for trade. In its early days Russell was a bit of an unruly place with a dodgy reputation and, hence, became known as the 'Hellhole of the Pacific' but fortunately for us those days are long gone and it is now a quaint seaside town, perfect for a ...

    On top of the world!

    A travel blog entry by globetrotters15 on Nov 25, 2014

    5 photos

    ... Perfect opportunity to get the camp chairs and picnic table out. We visited New Zealand's oldest church and in the graveyard you could see bullet holes in the gravestones from the war. We also went to the oldest and still functional gas station in New Zealand! Then we got the ferry over to Paihia which took about 15 minutes. We had a lovely walk along the beach and admired the beautiful surroundings. We planned to spend the night ...

    Day 13 - Russell

    A travel blog entry by kennylyons on Sep 19, 2014

    1 comment, 6 photos

    ... to be expected and the reputation of the British Nation was at stake and no way was I going to let down my heritage. As we made our way out to sea I wondered if even a light breakfast was a good idea after all but my thoughts moved on bigger fish, Red Snapper to be precise.

    The skipper gave me a crash course in using a 'sea fishing line ' and I soon got to grips with it. ...