Eagles Nest

Name of hotel

Eagles Nest


Year opened



Last refurbishment




Russell, in the Bay of Islands; a quaint seaside town, rich in history, cafes, restaurants and galleries and the nation’s first Capital. Great for privacy without being isolated.


Walking distance to:

10 minutes walk to The Duke of Marlborough, New Zealand’s first licensed establishment, and 10 minutes walk to the township of Russell, New Zealand’s first capital and where some of the earliest contact between the native Maori people and colonial settlers was had. 


Size and style:

Eagles Nest is a multi-award winning retreat just two minutes from the historic and romantic village of Russell, offering five spectacular and luxuriously appointed villas. The villas offer unimpeded views of the spectacular Bay of Islands. 


Family friendly:

Yes - child minding services, cots and high chairs can be provided. 


Airport transfers:

Yes - helicopter and private vehicle transfers are available. 


On-site dining and drinking facilities:

Eagles Nest offers a Personal Chef for each villa, which is focused on regional cuisine and fresh seasonal produce matched with New Zealand wines. 


On-site facilities:


Yes, complimentary


Yes - nine pools. 


Yes - subject to availability. Personal trainers are available. 


In villa spa treatments are available on request. 


Eco and community initiatives:

Eagles Nest works closely with groups such as the Kiwi Foundation to regularly maintain and check pest traps throughout the property, as the property is home to many of New Zealand's at risk birdlife - including the native Kiwi bird. 


Concierge recommends:

The Bay of Islands is made up of 144 islands - explore as many and as much as you can. 


The First Light villa interior.




Butler service, personal trainers, yoga and guided meditation instructors, and personal concierge. 


Yes, complimentary

24 hour room service


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Weather to go

New Zealand’s climate is largely temperate, and in some places the weather can go from one season (e.g. sunny) to another (e.g. rainy) in the space of a day! The inland alpine areas can be as cold as minus 10 degrees celsius and snowy in winter (June - August), and the ski season begins in June, running through September and sometimes into October. 

High season is during summer, from December to February, with temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees celsius, and the UV rays are strong - best to pack sunscreen if you’re travelling there in summer.


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