On the waterfront or nestled on the hill, Russell has accommodation options a plenty. Boutique lodges and b&bs are a popular choice, exclusive house rentals and luxurious hotels are tucked away while waterfront units and campsites scatter the bay and surrounds. Read More

Food and Wine

Fresh local seafood is served alongside New Zealand beef and lamb in some of Northland’s finest eateries. Dine on the waterfront to catch a sunset in some of the countries oldest buildings, or in chic new cafes serving local wines and craft beers.. Read More

Things to do

Rich marine wildlife, clean, clear blue water and secluded beaches make this area a coastal paradise. You can take a charter, hire a yacht, go sightseeing on the water or make your own fun. Read More


As well as covering the basic needs of grocery, hardware, pharmacy and bookstores, Russell offers numerous galleries, craft shops, souvenir outlets and clothing stores, all an easy stroll within the town precinct. Read More


This tranquil seaside town became known as ‘The Hell-hole of the Pacific’ once it became known to whalers and began acquiring unsavoury European residents – a stark contrast to its present day population. Read More

Getting Here

Cars and boats and planes will bring you to Russell (there are regular flights into Kerikeri and Whangarei) as well as coaches, cars, bicycles and, if you like walking, your feet. Read More

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