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Kingfisher’s Nest

This colonial style villa is set in a quiet and secluded location in the bush outside Russell, overlooking beautiful Orongo Bay which is known for its oyster beds that can be seen at low tide.

It is a short drive to Russell with its museums, charming waterfront wharf and historic attractions and is a great base for visiting Paihia, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Kerikeri and Haruru Falls as well as boat trips around the islands.

The garden, planted with roses and hibiscus, and the surrounding bush are home to a wide variety of native birds including wood pigeon, tui, fantail, silvereye, weka, kiwi, morepork and of course, kingfishers.

Both guests rooms are located upstairs and there is no lift/elevator. Both have stunning sea views. A private wisteria covered verandah overlooking Orongo Bay is available for all guests downstairs.

  • Our home is totally no smoking/no vaping
  • We’re sorry but we can’t accommodate children or pets

Be welcomed with tea and cake on arrival with your friendly and knowledgable hosts, Lydia and Duncan, who are happy to share their favourite local places and provide recommendations tailored to your stay.

Your Hosts

We love to share our home with guests and help them make the most of their trip to the Bay of Islands. We can help with booking tours or restaurants, share our favourite places with you and make your stay a memorable one.

Lydia and Duncan
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