Flagstaff Lodge & Day Spa

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Bay of Islands, New Zealand

This luxury boutique hotel is situated in the heart of the charming village of Russell in the Bay of Islands, three hours north of Auckland, on New Zealand’s North Island. Offering warm hospitality and impeccable service, Flagstaff Lodge will appeal to couples and families seeking a relaxing and tranquil escape in an idyllic setting.

This restored 1912 villa provides four elegant and individually styled rooms featuring super-king beds, ensuite bathrooms and French doors opening onto delightful verandahs. The lodge can be booked on an exclusive basis.

Enjoy lavish breakfasts prepared using local produce and pre-dinner drinks served with mouthwatering canapés. Stroll along the seafront and you’ll find a number of the superb local restaurants.

The staff can arrange individually tailored activities including thrilling helicopter flights; boat trips to the islands; jetski hire; or visits to Cape Reinga. Back at the lodge, be pampered with a treatment in the spa or sip champagne under the stars in a private outdoor bath.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Northland into a greater New Zealand or Australasian holiday. Take a look at The Finest of New Zealnd’s North and South Islands as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

Flagstaff Lodge & Day Spa Information

Location & Getting There

Flagstaff Lodge is a luxury boutique hotel situated in the heart of the charming village of Russell in the Bay of Islands, a 40-minute flight from Auckland to Kerikeri Airport, followed by a 1-hour drive.


Flagstaff Lodge features 4 elegant and individually styled rooms, all providing magnificent bay views and French doors that open onto the private verandah. The Pacific room showcases the Polynesian heritage; Pohutukawa is designed with New Zealand's distinctive red flower of a native tree in mind; the Sunset room is inspired by the warm and bold colours of a Russell sunset; Strand room has a traditional English style in recognition of the British settlers who came to the Bay of Islands more than a decade ago.


- Day spa
- Guest lounge
- Courtyards
- Wedding services
- Dining: Breakfast


Individually tailored activities can be arranged, including thrilling helicopter flights, boat trips to the islands, jet-ski hire and visits to Cape Reinga. The Lodge is also just a 2-minute walk to Russell's cafes, restaurants and seafront. Stroll through local art galleries, shops and historic buildings, or enjoy water sports such as world class game fishing, sailing, diving, parasailing and swimming with dolphins.


Children are welcome if the entire 4-bedroom lodge is booked exclusively for the guest and the family.

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