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The Cowshed Wairoro Park - Russell Holiday Home

  • 2 People
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathrooms
  • Yes Outside Only
  • Pet Friendly Inside Welcome


The Cowshed is a 1 bedroom unit classic cottage. Located in Russell’s Wairoro Park and shared between 6 dwellings across 64 hectares, both you and your pets are welcome to enjoy the large native grounds and private beach. This is an ideal option for a peaceful getaway to the stunning Bay of Islands.

The Cowshed is a cosy self-contained one bedroom cottage with small ensuite (no bath), small well equipped kitchen, covered deck and BBQ.

Spend days at the private beach onsite. Set yourself up at the picnic table or enjoy the complimentary Kayaks and paddle board. Be sure to keep watch for Kiwi and Weka living in the surrounding native bush. The Point House also has a large rural property with facilities shared between guests accommodation.

The Russell to Okiato walk crosses the rear of the property and offers spectacular ocean views. For a taste of the local wine Omata vineyard is next door to this expansive site. If you’re coming across from the Opua ferry, this tranquil holiday park is situated just 2km away. Head over to Russell for the day, just 7 minutes drive and while your there jump on the ferry to Paihia. For a piece of New Zealand, Waitangi is less than 5 minutes from Paihia.

Be sure to bring your furry friend along on holiday to relax at The Cowshed - Wairoro Park with you. The perfect location for your next escape.

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Bedroom Configuration

  • Bedroom (Level 1): 1 Queen Size Bed

Bathroom Configuration

  • Bathroom 1 (Level 1): 1 Basin, 1 Shower, 1 Toilet

Pet Friendly

Yes Inside.
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

Please note that there is a 1.5 km gravel driveway into Wairoro Park, with a max speed limit of 30km/hr.

Adults should closely supervise young children to ensure that they do not climb the horizontal wooden slats in the deck barrier.

As the property has unfenced access to ponds, adults should closely supervise young children while outside to ensure they are safe around water.


  • BBQ
  • Dishwasher
  • Driveway (shared)
  • Dryer
  • Family Friendly
  • Fenced (fully)
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer
  • Microwave
  • Mobile cellphone Reception
  • Parking (off-street)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • WIFI
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Guest reviews for The Cowshed Wairoro Park

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Stayed July 2020

Thanks for a great stay, the big heaters made it very cosy in winter, and we and our little dog enjoyed walking in the gardens and little beach. We will be back 😀

Stayed January 2020

Great location.

Stayed December 2019

The scruffiness of the grounds in front the cabin was the only thing that reduced our stay from a 5 star to a 4 star. The bach itself was immaculate, with a lovely water view, very comfy and we really, really appreciated that dogs were so welcomed.

Stayed April 2019

The little cottage was retro, cosy and clean. It has all the basics you need. It is dog friendly which we loved although the cottage itself is not fenced. There is a small, raised deck for sitting outside albeit any sea views are now obscured by the (beautiful) mature trees. The property is just as described but the grounds do need some maintenance attention. Very quiet and peaceful. The bachcare property manager was great to deal with. The booking website did not have the specials that were listed on the property website and when we queried, the property manager was great to deal with, the bachcare customer support were not. They we unhelpful and offered no solutions. Thankfully the property manager sorted it for us.

Bachcare replied

Hi Ranee, thank you for your feedback. We think it's a real bonus to have a pet friendly property and have ensured that the listing outlines that the property is not fenced. We apologise for the confusion regarding the specials and have since updated all the different listing channels so that the same special is reflected.

Stayed February 2019

A delightfully laid back, peaceful and slightly dated venue in an idyllic location with a small but accessible beach, games room and plenty of space for everyone. Adjacent to a great fishing spot and a fine vineyard for a glass of wine and some tasty food - who needs wifi!

Stayed October 2018

Wairoro is a great place to stay - very peaceful and relaxing, with plenty of space, for the dog to roam, and a lovely private beach. We stayed when it was fully booked but very rarely encountered other guests, so it really did feel like our own private retreat. Would happily stay here again.

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