Stay at exclusive Eagles Nest in Russell and enjoy a private Bay of Islands cruise and in-villa private chef dinner experience among other highlights of this luxury escape


Your four day luxury escape to the Bay of Islands includes exclusive pool villa accommodation, gourmet meals, a private boat charter for a day sailing the Bay of Islands, and a special in-villa chef dinner with wine matches on your last night. This is the ultimate short break for sun and water lovers, with a winery experience thrown in for good measure. Your accommodation is award-winning Eagles Nest, a luxury resort comprised of just five exclusive villas perched above the Bay of Islands coastal town of Russell. The view from your private pool villa is impressive, and you'll enjoy relaxing in the spa after days spent exploring the islands. One for the NZ travel bucket-list.

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2Trip Highlights

Private in-villa chef dinner on your terrace

"Trust the Chef" dinner at premier Paroa Bay Winery

Private chauffeur transfers from airport to Bay of Islands villa

Private Bay of Islands cruise with gourmet lunch and wines

3Rates & Inclusions
What's Included
  • Three nights' accommodation at Eagles Nest in the Eagle Spirit villa (upgrades available)
  • Louis Roederer Champagne on arrival and select minibar throughout your stay
  • Full-day Bay of Islands cruise with lunch and wines included (private charter basis)
  • Private in-villa chef three-course a la carte dinner
  • Daily gourmet breakfast provisions supplied to enjoy in your villa
  • Fruit platter replenished daily and select mini bar
  • "Trust the Chef" dinner at Sage, Paroa Bay Winery, with transfers included
  • All meals included with the exception of day 3 lunch so you can enjoy dining on Russell's waterfront
  • Private chauffeur transfers from/to your accommodation
  • Complimentary drop-offs in the town of Russell

Please enquire about family rates

4Location & Access
Location & Access

Eagles Nest is in the town of Russell in New Zealand's Bay of Islands. You can fly to Kerikeri airport from Auckland (45 minutes), or self-drive (3 hours). Private return transfers from the airport to your accommodation are included.

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Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1

You'll be met on arrival at the Bay of Islands by your local chauffeur driver and transferred to the sanctuary of your Eagles Nest villa. Champagne is chilled and ready to enjoy on your spacious terrace, or in the spa while you consider your plans for your time here. Your villa hosts are nearby if you'd like to be dropped into the town of Russell for a stroll on the foreshore, or you can walk to a private beach from your villa. Tonight you'll be transferred to nearby Paroa Bay winery for a special "Trust the Chef" dinner at an acclaimed restaurant, Sage.*

Included: D

* Depending on restaurant opening hours, this dinner may be made available on alternative evening

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Day 2

This morning enjoy a wonderful breakfast of local gourmet provisions delivered to your villa. Later you will be chauffeured to the waterfront to meet your private charter boat for your Bay of Islands adventure. The crew will discuss your interests and tailor the day to suit you. Wildlife viewing, kayaking and snorkelling are popular options, and when it is time for lunch you'll anchor off a special bay or island to maximise the best conditions. Enjoy local produce and New Zealand wines as you rock in the bay and soak up the sunshine. On return to your villa, ease into the evening with a dip in the pool or spa. We'll arrange a gourmet BBQ dinner hamper for you tonight so you can relax after a special day out on the water.

Included: B - L - D

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Day 3

Enjoy a sleep-in this morning and a free day of strolling to quiet beaches and around the town. The historic Duke of Marlborough Hotel on the Russell foreshore is a pretty spot to relax and enjoy lunch while the boats bob in the bay. If you'd like some planned activities today, we recommend a private wine tour or if you're feeling active, there are some great local walks we can recommend. Back at your villa, you'll welcome your personal chef tonight. They will get to work preparing a three-course a la carte menu with New Zealand wine matches, designed to suit your tastes and showcase local produce. You can learn as the chef cooks, or just relax on your balcony and enjoy the view over the Bay of Islands.

Included: B - D

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Day 4

Breakfast is enjoyed at your leisure today and there is time for a final stroll on the beach or wander around town before check-out. Your driver will arrive as scheduled for your transfer to Kerikeri airport.

Included: B

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7Season & Departure Dates
Season & Departure Dates

Year round on request

We recommend October-April to reduce the risk of weather impacting your day of the water