A historic seaside village located on a peninsula of the upper East Coast of New Zealand's North Island, amidst the Bay of Islands, Russell has provided a haven for visitors over the last 300 hundred years. Its Island-like charm reflects the tranquillity of yester-year and yet has successfully transitioned into the 21st Century with dignity and style. This cosmopolitan community enjoys the natural wonders of the beach, sea and lush bush surroundings whilst revelling in the sophistication of fine dining and caf├ęs available to visitors from around New Zealand and all over the world.

Voted by New Zealand's AA, the Bay of Islands (including Russell) has been nominated as a Kiwi Must-Do experience. So calling all Kiwis and overseas visitors alike - when you come to experience the magic of the Bay of Islands, hop across the bay and stay in the fabulous town of Russell. You won't be disappointed.

We stayed at Hananui Lodge for three nights in late July in a beautiful apartment overlooking the water - the accommodation was excellent. I last visited Russell almost forty years ago on the end of a sailing voyage from England. The memory of this beautiful village endured. I will not wait forty years next time.Thank you Rongo and John. Rating 1-5 stars: 5 stars

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Arabella G - Tasmania (TripAdvisor), July 2017

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