Russell TOP 10
Holiday Park

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park is an award-winning holiday park offering great value accommodation for everyone. It is also NZ’s first SMOKE-FREE holiday park and the only park centrally located in Russell, New Zealand’s first capital and European settlement. You’ll discover fascinating history at every turn, along with significant heritage buildings and historic sites. Russell and the beautiful Bay of Islands is a holiday paradise unequalled in New Zealand for recreational activities and scenic beauty, with a warm welcoming climate.

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Mathias BRU
Mathias BRU
Grand camping avec une immense aire de jeux pour les enfants. Espaces communs toujours aussi propres que dans tout les Top 10 que j'ai précédemment visité. Seul petit bémol : on n'a pas voulu nous donner un grand emplacement pour notre camping car sous prétexte que le camping était plein (nous étions en hiver) et quand nous sommes allés nous garer, le camping était vide (photo à l'appui).
Brian Murphy
Brian Murphy
A great place to go to just chill. Nice cafes and restaurants close bye. Short walk to town and safe swimming beaches. Camp, glamp or use a cabin, something for everyone that won't stretch the budget. Friendly staff. Clean facilities
Response from the owner: Kia Ora Brian Murphy,Thank you for taking the time to leave us a fantastic review! We sure do believe we have a great location. Our town is fabulous. We hope you enjoyed your time with us here and got in some good fishing! We hope to welcome you back!
Jennifer Caust
Jennifer Caust
Great little park, beautiful bird sounds! Not sure about the 5 minute timers on the showers considering you pay so much to stay here, particularly as the first few minutes are cold. You can switch them back on after 1 minute, but the beeping noise isn’t very relaxing on a weekend away.
Response from the owner: Kia Ora Jennifer Caust,Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback and hope you enjoyed your weekend getaway. nWe have timed showers because water is a precious resource and we are trying to do everything we can by helping the planet. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back in the future.
Evette Johnson
Evette Johnson
We just used a powered site for our campervan, but all amenities were fantastic, the kids especially loved the playground. It was awesome seeing all the weka around too. We will be back, maybe even hire a cabin next time...
Response from the owner: Kia Ora Evette Johnson,Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review. We are glad to hear that you will be back and everyone in your family enjoyed the park and our facilities.
Andreas Kisczio
Andreas Kisczio
Russell is a nice little and quiet town in Northland. The Campground lies on a hill near the town center(500m). The Campground is tidy and quiet. We stayed on one of the elevated sites with a great view of the town and it is absolutely worth the money.
Response from the owner: Kia Ora Andreas Kisczio,Thank you for taking the time to leave us such an incredible review and are glad to hear you not only enjoyed our park but our beautiful little town!
Iain Laslett
Iain Laslett
We have visited this Top 10 site 3 times over the past 10 years. The people at the reception are very pleasant and helpful. Our last stay was on site No2. It is a very private and spacious plot. All of the facilities were clean and generous in size and numbers to support the site. From our site, there we a multitude of birds sing, and we even heard on 3 occasions a KIWI calling. We stayed for 3 days and enjoyed our stay
Response from the owner: Kia Ora Iain, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review. It sure is great to hear you enjoyed your stay and even got to hear our awesome national bird calling out! Thank you for your kind words and we hope to welcome you back to our park in the future!
Chris Dunn
Chris Dunn
Had an awesome stay at this great campsite! Perfect location with stunning beaches nearby and an easy walk to Russell township. Can’t wait to stay again
Response from the owner: Kia Ora Chris,Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our central location to the beaches and the township. We look forward to welcoming you back!
Jared Paranihi
Jared Paranihi
Our favorite Top 10 Holiday Park in New Zealand. Love the kitchen and BBQ area looks over the playground so you can keep an eye on the kids while you cook. Super family friendly , clean and very close to Long Beach which is fantastic for small kids.
Response from the owner: Kia Ora Jared Paranihi,Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review, we really appreciate it! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the layout of the park and your time here in Russell! Hopefully we will see you back here in the future!
Helen Rimmer
Helen Rimmer
Booked a view site online. Very warm and friendly welcome on arrival which was great. We were given Site 18, which while on the upper level only gives you a view of a tree and is a gravel site, not paved like the others. The upside though, is there is no one on the other side of you so it's good for privacy.The amenities are clean with enough that you don't need to wait even when busy. The kitchen and lounge area are great. Lots of sinks, cook tops and seating available. You can rent boxes of kitchen supplies from the office if needed.It's an easy and quick walk into town. There were some partiers when we were there so was a bit loud but overall a good stay.
Response from the owner: Kia Ora Helen, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review!We are glad you had some privacy and enjoyed the facilities that we have here on the park! We hope to see you back in the future and wish you all the best for you travels!
Sami
Sami
My family and I recently had the pleasure of staying at Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park, and the experience left us with wonderful memories. Nestled in a picturesque environment, the park is a true gem, surrounded by vibrant flowers that add a touch of beauty to every corner.The accommodation surpassed our expectations in many ways. The rooms, though housed in an older building, exuded a charming and timeless appeal. The cleanliness was impeccable, and the well-maintained facilities showcased the dedication of the staff. The kitchen was a highlight, equipped with everything we needed to prepare our meals. The laundry facilities were also top-notch, making it convenient for families like ours to travel light.One of the standout features for families was the fantastic play area for kids. Our children had a blast, and it was evident that careful thought had been put into creating a space that caters to the joy of younger guests.The location of the holiday park proved to be super handy for exploring the surrounding attractions. Flagstaff, beaches, and other points of interest were within easy reach, allowing us to make the most of our time in this beautiful part of New Zealand.The bathroom facilities were another commendable aspect of our stay. The super clean bathrooms and refreshing showers added a touch of luxury to our camping experience. It was evident that cleanliness is a top priority for the staff at Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park.However, no review is complete without mentioning a few areas for improvement. The internet connection was somewhat weak, which could be a concern for those who rely heavily on staying connected during their travels. Additionally, we noticed the absence of toys or baby books in the TV room/library, a feature that we have enjoyed at other holiday parks.Despite these minor drawbacks, our overall experience at Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park was overwhelmingly positive. The friendly staff, clean facilities, and idyllic setting make it a place we would happily return to in the future. If you're seeking a charming retreat with a touch of nostalgia and modern amenities, Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park is a fantastic choice for your next getaway in New Zealand.
Response from the owner: Kia Ora Sami,Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a glowing review - we really appreciate it. Its awesome to hear all the kind words and we always appreciate hearing on how we could improve. Once again thank you for the review, we hope to see you back here in the future, we wish you well and a happy 2024!
Stephen Knights
Stephen Knights
Great location with superb facilities. The best bit, though, are the staff. All super helpful and friendly. This is our forth year staying here and we love it everytime
Response from the owner: Thank you for your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay it was our pleasure to have you here
Pete Armstrong
Pete Armstrong
The last 7 days I have been at the Russell Top10 Holiday Park. It's been an amazing week. It's such a beautiful place, awesome Staff, great facilities and camp site, fantastic location. I only used the car once, it's handy to literally everywhere. I'm so glad I stayed.It sure has been a great base, restaurants, shops, supermarkets, and harbour a few minutes walk away and Long beach a few minutes walk the opposite direction. Both have been great for kayaking and swimming.I did plenty of my usual physical activities, walks, swims, and kayaking. Highlights would have to be the kayaking and the Bay of Islands Coastline Walk which included two Ferry rides.Four Square Russell was my supermarket of choice. It was the best Four Square Supermarket I have ever been in.I loved every minute I was here. Highly recommend Russell Top10 Holiday Park as the place to stay.
Response from the owner: Kia Ora Pete Armstrong,Wow, thank you for such an amazing review, we sure are glad you enjoyed every minute here with us and in our beautiful town. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and recommending us. We sure do hope to welcome you back here in the near future!
Gordon Reid
Gordon Reid
Great spot in the middle of Russell. Large grassy sites. Toilets were immaculate. Bird song all around.Would come again.
Response from the owner: Hi Gordon Reid,Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review, we truly appreciate it. How great is the wildlife around our park?! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
Garance Costard
Garance Costard
Une très agréable surprise ! La gérante est une très grande gentillesse, le camping est très bien entretenu. Les douches sont chaudes et les chants d’une multitude d’oiseaux seront votre réveil du matin, pour débuter la journée du bon pied. Enfin le camping réserve 14 hectares de forêt et de jungle servant d’abris aux Kiwis. Si vous êtes chanceux, vous pourrez en croiser au détour d’une balade !
Response from the owner: Kia Ora Garance,Thank you for taking the time to leave such an outstanding review! We are so lucky to be located in a beautiful spot of the Bay of Islands and have the amazing wildlife around us! We do hope to see you back in the future!
Mackenzie Skene
Mackenzie Skene
I stayed in the 2 bedroom bay view villa and loved it. The room was clean and tidy. The view was amazing. The staff were super friendly and made us feel so welcome. I will definitely stay here again when I am next in Russell.
Response from the owner: Hi Mackenzie Skene,Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review! We are so happy to hear that you will stay with us next time you visit our slice of paradise!! Thank you for the recommendation!
Tara Willans
Tara Willans
Amazing location, a short 5 minute walk to the Main Street. A great variety of accomodation and amenities. Lovely staff who were very helpful with recommendations of activities and restaurants. Highly recommend!!
Response from the owner: Hi Tara Willans,Thank you for taking the time to leave us an amazing review! We are more than happy to help recommend anything that we think is suitable for our guests! We hope you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back in the future!
Jasmine Ng
Jasmine Ng
Absolutely fantastic management and facilities. We stayed in a two bedroom Bayview villa and the views were gorgeous. Would recommend everyone to stay here while exploring the Bay of Islands!
Response from the owner: Kia Ora Jasmine Ng,Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We truly appreciate the kind words you have said about our slice of paradise. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the future.
E T
E T
Pent House Villas, beautiful views especially at night and very comfy rooms. LOVED electric blankets on the beds also.We were upgraded to the Pent house units, not sure why but I wasn't going to argue with it.Very spacious villa, and had some beautiful Weka come to greet us also, which was nice to see them happily co-exist in this space.We were also checked in at 1.23pm so was very nice too.The kids loved the parkVery safe space to stay for families
Response from the owner: Hi E T,Thank you for your glowing review! Our wildlife here in the park is incredible and we are lucky to be able to see them everyday! We are glad that you were happy with your room and the kids loved the park. We hope to see you back in the futrure.
Steve Reeves
Steve Reeves
What a fantastic place to spend a few days of rest and relaxation. We stayed in one of the Motel units and could not fault the cleanliness, service, and knowledge the staff provided to us. Would go back in a heartbeat. If you ever get the chance to travel to Russell, then make sure you book into the Top 10 Holiday park. We were not disappointed in any way. Thanks heaps to Beth, Ma, Tony and Amanda for making our holiday very special.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
Ricardo Borgo 81
Ricardo Borgo 81
It's a very good camping, 250mb free Internet, 6 minutes free showers, nice barbecues and amazing facilities. No water point and no grey water make my review 4 stars.
Response from the owner: Hi Ricardo. Thanks for the review. Our Deluxe Campervan Sites have taps and a grey water point, plus they have amazing views over the bay. Feel free to chat to our staff about the price difference if you return :)
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