Orongo Bay Homestead

Haere mai – welcome to summer at Orongo Bay Homestead.

Safe and spacious private suites in the gardens of the historic bay-side Homestead. We can’t wait to see you! We close our summer season on 15 March, 2021.

Warm native timbers, cool summer sea breezes, birdsong, peace and privacy invite you to the perfect sustainable sanctuary for all seasons. The ideal getaway from Auckland or points south!

Bring friends or family to relax in safety and privacy Leave the traffic and neighbours behind!

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Rooms are sanitised prior to arrival.

Our bespoke dinners for your private group of four to six guests are 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