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Welcome to Terracotta Gardens, Russell, Bay of Islands

Terracotta Gardens

Terracotta Gardens is a beautiful holiday house and extensive garden in "Romantic Russell", centre of the lovely Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Terracotta Gardens comprises two levels connected by an elevator, each with their own private, very large outdoor deck and spacious lounge and living area.

There are three upper double bedrooms and one lower bedroom with private ensuite and spa deck. Fully-equipped kitchen/dining, lounges, bedrooms and bathrooms.

Off-peak Special for Couples

In off-peak seasons renting the lower level only offers superb value and luxury for a couple who don't need the whole big house. See the Rates page for details.


Terracotta Gardens is on the hillside above the township with a view across the Bay towards Waitangi and across a bushclad valley where morepork and kiwi call at night.  A path descends the slope through beautiful gardens to Long Beach road where it is a five-minute walk either into the main township, ferry wharf and foreshore or over the saddle to the excellent swimming beach and spectacular view of the Bay and outer islands at Long Beach.

Road access to the house is from Oneroa Road opposite the Pomare Road intersection.  A stroll down Pomare Road brings you to Matauwhi Bay and the yacht club while Oneroa Road extends along the ridgeline and gives alternative walks to Long Beach, the township and to Matauwhi Bay.


Russell has a semi-tropical coastal climate, generally warm and moderate, often wet at the end of winter in July and August and settled at the end of summer in February and March.