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1 room, 2 adults

Ounuwhao Harding House

4.5-starOfficial New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
16 Hope Ave, Russell, 2020, New Zealand

Upscale beach B&B in Russell with restaurant
  • Free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Tasty breakfast
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
Great room

Ounuwhao Harding House

  • Luxury Suite, 1 Bedroom, Ensuite, Garden View
  • Luxury Suite, 1 Bedroom, Sea View
  • Luxury Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Ensuite
  • Luxury Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Ensuite, Sea View
  • Exclusive Studio Suite, Multiple Beds, Kitchenette

What’s around Ounuwhao Harding House


  • Russell Christ Church - 9 min walk
  • Russell Museum - 9 min walk
  • Russell Beach - 11 min walk
  • Pompallier Mission - 11 min walk
  • Tapeka Point - 17 min walk
  • Long Beach - 22 min walk
  • Flagstaff Hill - 26 min walk
  • Tapeka Point Historic Reserve - 42 min walk

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 50 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
There is no front desk at this property.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1884
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

Special features



  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby

Ounuwhao Harding House’s small print

Also known as

  • Ounuwhao Harding House
  • Ounuwhao Harding House Russell
  • Ounuwhao Harding House Bed & breakfast
  • Ounuwhao Harding House Bed & breakfast Russell
  • Ounuwhao Harding House B&B
  • Ounuwhao Harding House B&B Russell
  • Ounuwhao Harding House Russell
  • Ounuwhao Harding House Russell, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for AUD 25.0 per day

Cribs/Infant beds are available for AUD 25.0 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Ounuwhao Harding House

  • Are pets allowed at Ounuwhao Harding House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Ounuwhao Harding House?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Ounuwhao Harding House?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Ounuwhao Harding House?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 23 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
e Away From Home
Gordon and Liz were very welcoming and helpful hosts. The rooms in Harding House are spacious, comfortable and well-maintained. The little extras like fresh flowers in each room and offers of tea and coffee during the day made the house a relaxing home away from home for our two day stay.
Pat, nz2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
My wife got sick on the plane and we needed to delay our stay by a day, and Liz accommodated our change. The room was comfortable and breakfast was excellent. Gordon told us about a walking trail to the flagpole and said we might see a kiwi along the way, and sure enough we did spot a kiwi.
Dave, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best place to stay in Bay of Islands
The experience was amazing. This was more like a lodge then a B&B. The view to the beach was beautiful. Easy walk into town and hiking trails. Great gourmet breakfast. The hosts we’re extremely helpful. Nothing was missed; fresh flowers in the room, delicious chocolate, bath robes, bath salts etc. Loved our stay and would repeat anytime. Loved sitting on the porch outside and relaxing. Highly recommend. Roz and Chuck
ca4 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Historic and homey - great B&B
Absolutely gorgeous house and great treatment. Stay here if you can!
Kristen, th2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
5 star food and comfort in a historic B and B
Marilyn was a wonderful host. We were welcomed with warm smiles and tea and home made cakes. The house is 160 years old and immaculate, with burnished wood and cosy quilts. Breakfast was delicious and different daily, with hot freshly baked breads , fresh fruits and a cooked masterpiece. Marilyn is a great chef and also a perfect tour guide, with helpful tips and historic tales of the area. She suggested perfect restaurants and day trips for us. Verandah seating overlooks a beautiful garden and sea view. Highly Recommended!
ca2 night romance trip

Ounuwhao Harding House

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