Orongo Bay Homestead


Haere mai – welcome to Orongo Bay Homestead

Safe and spacious private suites

in the gardens of the historic bay-side homestead

NEWS FLASH: A cancellation has just made available two rooms for Friday 10 and Saturday 11 July 2020. Please phone us for a great deal if you would like to have a group of 4 stay at The Homestead. First come!

Warm native timbers, cosy winter fireside, cool summer sea breezes, birdsong, peace and privacy invite you to the perfect sustainable sanctuary for all seasons

Bring your friends to our fireside

Email now for special Spring Back and Summer Daze deals

Rooms are sanitised prior to arrival.

Our bespoke dinners for your private group of four to six guests is a special treat.

Your hosts: Rev Chris Swannell (licensed marriage celebrant) and food/wine writer Michael Hooper

Orongo Bay Homestead
New Zealand Tourism AwardsOrganic, peaceful, simple luxury and privacy in our architect-designed 3-suite lakeside building.
Relaxing hospitality in this exclusive historic coastal Homestead.


Rated 4 star plus

Enjoy a unique combination of caring, quality and historic charm
in 15 park-like acres just 5 mins drive from Russell in New Zealand’s sub-tropical Bay of Islands

New Zealand’s first American Consulate (c1860)

Lamp on driveway

Rated as “excellent” by guests on TripAdvisor.com