Destination guide

The beachside setting of Russell is ready to explore

The area's history and churches are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Russell. Well known for its local tours, beaches and island views, this walkable city won't disappoint. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around Russell

Are you looking for attractions to visit in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Russell has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Waitangi Golf Club (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Waitangi Mountain Bike Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Hundertwasser Public Toilets (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)

Seasonal weather in Russell

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 22°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Russell

Russell is famous for its pristine beaches and island views. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Russell is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Russell Beach (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Flagstaff Hill (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Long Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Tapeka Point Historic Reserve (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Paihia Beach (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Waitangi Mountain Bike Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Russell

Fly into Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands), the closest airport, located 11.9 mi (19.2 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Russell?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 271 holiday lettings around Russell. From 178 Houses to 27 Bungalows, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Russell?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Russell. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Russell Christ Church: 339 holiday lettings
  • Russell Museum: 341 holiday lettings
  • Flagstaff Hill: 341 holiday lettings
  • Paihia Beach: 342 holiday lettings
  • Paihia Wharf: 340 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Russell listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Russell?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 178 Houses in Russell. Our other popular types of Russell holiday rentals include:

  • Bungalows: 27 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 27 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 38 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Russell?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 23 holiday homes with pool available in Russell. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.