Camping is a classic Kiwi tradition to experience when visiting New Zealand. Russell is the perfect location for your camping holiday to enjoy the unparalleled natural landscape of the Bay of Islands.
Many visitors to the Bay of Islands come to experience pure, clean and untouched environments. Russell is a charming place full of historic buildings, with a seaside setting and an abundance of beautiful walks, wildlife and breath-taking scenery. Russell is a peninsula in the middle of the Bay of Islands with an island feel and is a great base to explore the region.
A holiday to Russell does not have to break the bank when travelling with a family or group of friends. Camping is a fun and economical way to travel and the best way to experience the New Zealand landscape. Simply pack a tent, basic supplies and allow the outdoor adventure to begin. Campsites such as Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park are an example of a traditional Kiwi holiday park that provide excellent camping sites with great facilities and plenty of space. Russell has a wide range of non-commercialised attractions and activities to entertain the kids. Make sure to bring along the kids bikes and enjoy a bike ride around the town or take a trip down the nearby Twin Coast Cycle Trail.
Meeting the Outdoors:
Camping is the perfect opportunity to become one with nature and learn about the native wildlife. It allows you to get off the beaten track, experience new settings and take in the untouched surrounds. Camping in Russell is the perfect opportunity to come up close and personal with the endangered North Island Weka and the famous Kiwi bird. The main concentration of the North Island Weka can be found in and around Russell. The community has worked closely with the Department of Conservation to eliminate pests and make Russell a safe haven for Weka and the Kiwi bird.
Glamping offers a comfortable touch to one of the most natural ways to experience New Zealand. For those who need a little more of the home comforts but still want to sleep beneath a starry night sky, then glamping is the perfect option. Glamping takes the stress out of camping if you do not have a tent or sleeping bags. You can simple choose your sleeping option, whether a retro caravan, tipi or tent and the best part of glamping is that the tents come pre-assembled and equipped with a bed made up and ready for you, a fridge and an electric light. All you need to do is relax and enjoy the views in your own piece of paradise.
Nestled away in Orongo Bay, just five minutes’ drive from Russell Village is Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park. Amongst a picturesque landscape, you can enjoy a great night’s sleep listening to the Kiwi in the background in a wide range of camping and glamping options. With an on-site pizza oven, a managed campfire, swimming pool and even a fish smoker, this is an ideal camping destination to relax and explore the beautiful Bay of Islands.
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