Ounuwhao Guest Lodge

Boutique, historical, intimate bed and breakfast accommodation with gourmet breakfasts in romantic Russell, the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands. We are currently offering a winter special: pay for two nights and get a third night free.

Per night
$200 - $300

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Our immaculately restored kauri villa {circa 1894) is testament to superb colonial New Zealand craftsmanship and one of Northlands finest examples of an early New Zealand farmhouse.

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Enjoy wrap-around verandas in the summer months and a large guest lounge. Breakfast is served in our farmhouse kitchen, it is an all homemade affair with fresh baked bread and gourmet hot dish daily.

We are situated in Matauwhi Bay, a flat 10 minute stroll into Russell Village where you will experience some of the finest cafes and restaurants in the Bay, and also the departure point for all the tours and cruises. Experience our historical guesthouse and enjoy a world of difference.


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Physical address

Ounuwhao Guest Lodge, 16 Hope Ave Matauwhi Bay, Russell, Northland, 0202, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
7 days Check in after 1p.m Check out 10 a.m
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Facilities and Features

  • Breakfast
  • Children Welcome
  • Courtesy Transport
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box at Reception
Proximity to airport:
20 k.m. from KERIKERI airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
Closest in Paihia a short passenger ferry ride to Russell
Proximity to town:
1 k.m. to Russell village FLAT 12-15 min walk
Number of rooms:

Pricing and Conditions

Per night $200.00 - $300.00
Further pricing information:
Children are WELCOME in the garden suite and cottage

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