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Self Contained Accommodation

The view from our balcony overlooking the Bay, Paihia and Waitangi. We are next to a native bush reserve with pleasant walks (a kiwi zone) and close to the historic Flagstaff lookout, which has a full 360 degree overview of the Bay of Islands. Accommodation at 'A Place in the Sun' is peaceful and private, yet close to all amenities.

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patio view

One of the best views in Russell

2 guests for $195 (NZ) per night

Self-contained 3-room apartment for up to four guests for $275 (NZ) per night

Ideal for two couples or adult families. Internal access to each room. All three rooms open onto a covered patio, lawn & garden and have no stairs.


Pip and Oliver Campbell have served the tourism industry for many years, hosting New Zealand and international guests on our ocean going charter ketch 'A Place in the Sun' in the Bay of Islands and the South Pacific.


Now retired ashore, we can assist you with planning a pleasant stay with full enjoyment of the many activities available in this unique small town: sailing, diving, fishing (including game fishing), boat trips, bush walks, bird watching, restaurant dining and sight-seeing.


For a relaxing and special 'time out' as a family group, a honeymoon (or a second honeymoon) or a chance to meet the locals, you can't do better than to 'click' on us.