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 'Extras' 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 April 2022

Fantastic location and grounds, fabulous for dogs. Heard kiwi calling in the night, and was a lovely view to take in. Unfortunately the cabin was tired and disappointing. It looked like surfaces were cleaned but nothing else - dust and dirt in the corners and along the side of the bathroom floor, and thick layer of dust on the ceiling fans and bathroom vent. Bathroom was in desperate need of repair, shower door wouldn't close and basin tap was nearly falling off. Blinds had stains on them and looked like they'd never been cleaned. The mini oven was filthy. Was such a disappointment but I ended up cleaning to make our stay more comfortable. If some time and maintenance was spent on the cabin it would be a lovely place to stay.

Stayed March 2022

What a lovely retreat. We really enjoyed our stay.

Stayed January 2022

Basic accommodation as advertised, but the beautiful setting and beach, and being dog-friendly makes it a place my dog, Boh, and I would love to come back to! Cowshed looks out towards the beach so would be my pick of the cabins and I had several sightings of cheeky wekas and quail right from the balcony. The property is a great home base to explore the area. The Opua to Russell walkway crosses the property just before the main road entrance (stiles across the fence on both sides of the gravel road). I parked up near the stiles to start the walk from there. One of the sections was closed due to a slip so I had to walk along the road which was a bit sketchy with a dog and no path, but the rest of the walk was beautiful and varied - a pitstop for fish & chips, ice cream and a paddle in Russell made it even better!

Stayed December 2021

A absolute private piece of paradise. Hassle free. The sounds of birds including Kiwi calling out. The water splashing. Cannot fault it. Will be back and will highly recommend. Thank you to the family for allowing the public to experience their holiday spot Thankyou!

Stayed August 2021

Clean cabin , but really small, outside landscaping was very ugly and mostly unkempt, driveway was really muddy and bumpy, almost nonexistent signage.

Bachcare replied

Thank you for your review, David! We're sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the outdoor areas and will be working with the local property owners in the necessary improvements. Regarding the driveway and terrain, this is something that can happen during winter when the weather is very wet, changing completely in summer during the dry season. We will work on ways to improve this for next winter.

Stayed June 2021

Lovely setting- many choices of accommodation and plenty of activities. Pet friendly. Idyllic beachfront- just a gem.

Stayed May 2021

***** We loved our stay in the serene surroundings and private beach. To wake to the sound of native birds chirping all around with the sea view was so relaxing. The bach was clean and tidy and we could not have wanted anything more (except we would have loved to have been able to stay a lot longer) The property owner(s) we so friendly. Being pet friendly was a real plus. Our fur babies loved their walks on the beach several times a day and visiting all the surrounding beaches around the Russell area. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed May 2021

We are returning guests who enjoy the laid back style, and the commitment to allowing dogs to travel with us. It really makes a difference. Wayne & Kathy

Stayed March 2021

Fantastic location, directly off of the Opua ferry. Right next to a fantastic winery that makes great pizzas. Property is one of the few dog friendly ones available in that pricing - it was a dog haven. Accommodation was rustic and needs a few upgrades (bed & shower). Lots of mosquitoes so bring spray. Beach access was incredible. You have your own private cove from which you can paddle board and kayak with the free kayaks (even life jackets were supplied).

Stayed February 2021

A beautiful place in such a serene setting. A great getaway spot

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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