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Taniwha Landing - Russell Holiday Home

Tirairaka Terrace, Russell, Bay Of Islands

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  • 6 People
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only
  • Pet Friendly Outdoor Only


An old-world style treasure with all the modern comforts of home, Taniwha Landing is a beautifully renovated villa overlooking Okiato Bay.

Sitting on a large half acre of land, there's plenty of room to run and play at Taniwha Landing, or sit under dappled shade and enjoy a private picnic. Pet-friendly too, your furry friend will love exploring this slice of paradise.

Taniwha Landing sleeps up to six across three bedrooms and has plenty of room for the whole family to relax and enjoy their trip to the Far North. There's space to park the boat for days out on the water, or simply admire the sparkling bay from the comfort of the deck with a good book in hand!

You're in a prime location in Okiato, or Old Russell (fun fact - also NZ's first national capital in 1840). Taniwha Landing is just a 5-minute walk to the Okiato ferry terminal, where the Bay of Islands car ferry runs from Opua, and an 8-minute drive to Russell town centre and Matauwhi Bay Recreational Reserve.

The Okiato to Russell track is a scenic and pleasant walk along the waterfront and through native bush and wetland flats. Keen walkers can complete the trail in half a day, or stroll a shorter stretch, stopping at a cafe along the way!

A special find with a touch of Kiwi magic, welcome to Taniwha Landing!

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed
  • Bedroom (Level 1): 2 Single Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Bath, 1 Basin, 1 Shower
  • Bathroom 2 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet
  • Bathroom 3 (Level 1): 1 Toilet

Pet Friendly

Yes Outside only.
Pets can come too! A small pet friendly fee of $23 for up to two pets will apply.

Linen available at additional charge

Available at this property for $25 per person. You’ll see the option for our linen service in the ‘Add-Ons’ section during your booking.

Special Conditions

As shown in the photos, this property is built on a sloping section with a dropoff at one end. It is essential that guests take personal responsibility for the safety of their group around the dropoff area adjacent to the property.


  • Bath
  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (shared)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Heater (electric)
  • Heater (gas)
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for Taniwha Landing

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Stayed January 2020

This is a decent kiwi batch on a great site with fabulous views. The bathrooms and kitchen have been recently renovated however the bedrooms and living space have not and could really do with it. Lots of space to spread out so good for a family and awesome outdoor space. Overall a good stay.

Stayed December 2019

Good location for wedding at Omata. Great outlook and decks. Loads of character.

Stayed April 2019

A great place with wonderful views. Spacious, tidy and well equipped. Lots of room for the kids to roam about. Thanks for providing radiators when it got cooler at night!

Stayed April 2019

Everything about our holiday at Taniwha Landing was wonderful. The gardens are spacious - great for the kids, the beds were comfortable, the views were amazing, and the stars at night were spectacular. Russell is a lovely town to explore, and there is so much to do in the surrounding area. Thank you for a lovely stay!

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