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Eagles Nest Lodge

Russel, New Zealand

Salt Water

Lodge Details

Eagles Nest Lodge

60 Tapeka Road
Russel, New Zealand


Marlin, Tuna, Yellowtail Kingfish, Hapuku and Snapper


Salt water


This multi-award winning New Zealand luxury hotel & retreat is set within a 75 acre estate atop its own private ridgeline offering spectacular views of the Bay of Islands.

The Bay of Islands offers many fishing options from land based salt water fly to charter boat sports fishing.

Our local charter vessels have been fishing the Bay of Islands and the North East coast of New Zealand for may years. All vessels are provided with professional skippers with knowledgeable crew.  Many of our vessels have won numerous fishing tournaments, and are members of Bay of Islands Swordfish Club.

Our local vessels target Marlin, Tuna, Yellowtail Kingfish, Hapuku and Snapper.

A range of vessels are available, both for the ‘fair weather sailors’ through to the avid fisher-person!

All boats are comfortable, with plenty of shelter from the elements and offer toilet facilities.  Most offer cooking facilities, a fridge, and tea and coffee is complimentary.  Full catering is available by prior arrangement.

Your catch will be prepared to your liking ready to cook, or it can be smoked by our local professional smoker. Exclusive 1/2 and full day charters available from NZD$900

Unlike so many New Zealand luxury hotels, Eagles Nest at Russell in the Bay of Islands also offers the services of its own resident personal trainer and spa therapists ensuring the most indulgent of stays.

Four of the five world class villas offers its own private heated horizon edged lap pool, all offering private Jacuzzis, air conditioning, original artworks, home theatre system, Ecostore amenities and fully equipped gourmet kitchen.

Our team of talented resident personal chefs can spoil you for the evening. They will offer a specially designed menu of your choice featuring freshly caught fish, venison, lamb, crayfish (lobster) and more. Eagles Nest personal chefs will prepare this meal in your own private villa. Giving you the opportunity to take in the breathtaking views, with a superb glass of New Zealand wine from the Estate’s extensive cellar.



In soft shades of pale grey and white, Rahimoana epitomizes the refined elegance of modern minimalism. With a dramatic aerofoil copper roof serenely floating above three-metre sliding glass walls, Rahimoana enjoys 300 degree views of ocean, islands, sunsets and landscapes.

Rahimoana – Sun God Over The Ocean (Maori Translation)

Four superb en-suited bedrooms occupy the four corners and flank the generous living and entertaining areas. All have jaw-dropping views and flow seamlessly onto granite balconies and then on to the beautifully-landscaped lawns and grounds. The ever changing ocean and sky,islands, sunsets, wildlife and the sounds of the waves rolling onto your own private beach hint at why Rahimoana is the worlds ultimate holiday villa.

Drenched in all day sun, this stunning villa sits on a 44 acre private headland with panoramic views of New Zealands famed Bay of Islands.  With over a kilometer of beach and ocean frontage overlooking unlimited deep water anchorage, this iconic, one of a kind masterpiece also features a 25 meter infinity pool overlooking your own private beach, helipad, and acres of pristine private land and native bush. The memorable arrival and entryway, private courtyards, gymnasium, sauna, office, service area, and wine cellar flexibly enable both large scale and intimate entertaining and enjoyment with family, friends or business associates.

Incomparable – there is nothing in the world like Rahimoana for those who aspire to holiday or celebrate any special occasion with jaw dropping settings in a villa that itself is a spectacular work of art.

One eminent architect said, Rahimoana is what Frank Lloyd Wright would have done on this site if he were alive today.  He continued, It will become known as an architectural icon around the world like Wrights Falling Water because of the extraordinary marriage of architecture and environment.  From the water, it appears hunkered into the hilltop as if it was always meant to be there.

This magnum opus boasts multiple indoor and outdoor living and lounge areas perfectly complementing the subtropical climate and breathtaking world class vistas.

Sacred Space, Casually elegant, all suites are uniquely appointed with original artwork and antique furnishings.

Sacred Space, Casually elegant, all suites are uniquely appointed with original artwork and antique furnishings. The large two storey glass-roofed living area transforms gracefully from relaxed living to formal dining and then into your own private movie theatre at night.

The commodious master bedroom occupies the entire upstairs and enjoys four exposures, all with superb views. Its open plan gourmet kitchen adjoins the dining and lounge areas and all open onto beautiful outdoor-decks and living areas including the pool and spa on the east, where there is another full bathroom and outdoor shower which adjoins the sauna.

Growing out of the hill side over looking the magnificent land and seascapes is the ultimate honeymoon suite or love nest, an idyllic retreat for two.

Absolutely stunning and romantic, your every whim is catered for.You will never want to leave First Light Temple, with the latest simplicity and elegance of international high fashion. The mezzanine bedroom enjoys spectacular views and has a floor to ceiling glass shower in the ensuite and skylight over the bed. The main floor has indoor and outdoor fire places and walls of glass bifold doors that open onto a stunning balcony on three sides. It has a fabulous gourmet kitchen, another full bathroom and an outdoor shower.

Tucked into the hillside, Eagles Spirit offers peace and relaxation in a sheltered, sun drenched location.

Nestled into a sea of native bush, the tranquillity and seclusion of this private villa, from the moment you walk through the front door, the panoramic ocean vistas overlooking the historical grounds of Waitangi will capture your heart and imagination. Watch dolphins play just below you, while unwinding in the outdoor heated spa pool, or on the sunlounger on the deck.

From the expansive outdoor living area, you can watch the sun set, and enjoy the stunning views of the Bay of Islands.

The Eyrie is situated high up in native bush over looking the ocean, and out to Waitangi, Paihia and the Islands of the North. This luxury  villa is perfect for three couples or a family, and features original artwork and contemporary design. The gourmet kitchen over looks the private and secluded courtyard, surrounded by tropical plants and alive with native birds.

Location & Transportation

Billings, MT. We are a 45 minute drive from the airport

What people are saying about Eagles Nest Lodge

"Great accommodations, excellent meals, wonderful fishing and the guides were knowledgeable and fun to be with. Our party of four could not have been happier."

"Very well run and organized professionsl operation. The Hosts, lodging staff and guides were excellent. The Accomadations were first class." -Pat

"Enough cannot be said about the experience we had. Accommodations were excellent, food was superb and the fishing was better than could have been imagined. Eagle Nest Lodge staff and guides-A job WELL done and a memory forever" - Stephen

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