Park Info

Welcome to Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park

We aim to provide you with the best facilities and a peaceful park in which to relax and enjoy your holiday amongst the best of New Zealand’s scenery. All tours, cruises and fishing trips operating around the Bay of Islands depart from the Russell Wharf, just 5-7 minutes walk from the park. You can also walk to Long Beach in just 10 minutes, where you can safely swim or relax on the sandy shore. Our park is suitable for all types of holiday makers including families, couples, groups and solo travelers. The area is renowned for its unspoilt beauty and historical significance.



9.00am - 6.00pm

CHRISTMAS DAY HOURS: 9.00am - 11.00am

For after hours urgent enquiries or noise disturbances please call 027 710 4000

We seek your cooperation with the following policies. They are to ensure your stay and the stay of all other guests is as enjoyable as possible.


The consumption of alcohol within the park is restricted to your unit or site. Please do not walk around the premises with open alcoholic beverages.


After 2pm for all villas and cabins. After 11am for powered and unpowered sites.


Before 10am on the day of your departure. An extended stay can often be arranged - just come and see us at reception before 10am to check availability.


To ensure all our guests have a great holiday, please use consideration at all times throughout your stay. Excessive noise or aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated.


This is located outside the front door of reception and is to be used for late arrivals and emergencies only. You can also call the park mobile phone on 02 7710 4000 if you prefer.


Food stored in communal kitchen is at your own risk. Please ensure all items are clearly marked with your name and departure date. The fridges will be cleared weekly and anything unmarked will be discarded.


Messages will be taken at reception and delivered to guests whenever possible.


Please be considerate of noise levels whilst staying within our park. Noise travels quite easily, so please keep this in mind and restrict noise between 10.30pm and 7am, when other guests may be sleeping.


Sorry, pets are not permitted anywhere within the park. Please speak to our staff if you need a recommendation for local pet motels..


Children under 12 must be supervised at all times to ensure their safety. Playground hours are 7:30am to 9pm.


Caravans and Campervans must have a current electrical warrant of fitness. If tenting, you must have connected a Residual Current Device (RCD). These are available for hire at reception if needed.


Please drive at walking pace throughout our park (under 5km/hr). All roads within the park are shared zones, so please be aware of pedestrians.


The use of this equipment is allowed during daylight hours only and is limited to the flat areas of the park. Please keep your children from using skateboards & scooters on elevated areas as this can be quite dangerous. Please do not ride near the communal facilities. Helmets must be worn at all times and children under 12 must be supervised.


Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park is NZ's first SMOKE-FREE HOLIDAY PARK. Smoking is not permitted anywhere within the park boundary. If you are a smoker please ask reception for direction to our dedicated smoking area, opposite the park entrance.



All boat washing and engine flushing is to be conducted in the allocated boat wash area outside the park. Fish filleting is permitted inside the park at the fish filleting station. No boats to be parked at the fish filleting station inside the park at any time. Please refer to park map or ask reception for locations.


Located outside the Camp Kitchen. Personal BBQ’s are not permitted on unit/cabin decks. No charcoal or open fires are permitted in the park.


Automatic lights turn off at 10.30 pm.


The first laundry is located at the men’s end of the shower/toilet block. The second laundry is located next to reception which is open during reception hours only. All washers & dryers operate with $2 coins - $4 per load. All machines require you have your own laundry detergent. This can be purchased from reception.


PLEASE RECYCLE - Recycle bins can be found at the northern end of the shower/toilet block and down near the fish filleting station on the field. For general waste, please assist us by wrapping items in plastic bags and placing them in the bins provided throughout the park.


Our water comes from a natural spring and therefore we have timed showers. One press of the timer button will operate the shower for 6 minutes. After this time has ended there will be a 1 minute delay before a new shower can be started.


A public card phone is located on Long Beach Road next to the park boundary.


Our water is of excellent quality and is drinkable from all taps within the park. Please be mindful of water usage as we do not have town water supply in Russell. All water is supplied via a natural spring, which is a limited resource and needs to be conserved.


Free Wi-fi is available throughout the park. Please ask our reception staff for the current password. Additional Wifi plans are also available for purchase at a reasonable price.

Enjoy your stay

Hosts: Einnee and Pete

COVID-19 Level 4 Alert Park Status:

Open and taking new guests for lockdown until 6pm Friday 27 March 2020 (subject to fully self-contained requirements)

An update to all our loyal guests during these surreal and uncertain times. As we navigate this situation, we continue to keep the safety and wellbeing of our customers and team members at the forefront of our thinking. We want to let you know more about what we are doing in our park in response to COVID-19.

As we move into Alert Level 4, we have received official advice from the government that Campgrounds and Hotels/Motels are considered essential services, so we have made the decision to stay open. We are working hard to accommodate those with nowhere to stay for the duration of lockdown. Subject to availability in self-contained accommodation or guests being in their own fully self-contained vehicles, latest arrival time for campervans is 6pm Friday 27 March 2020. After this time the park will be closed to new arrivals.

Our main priority is keeping everyone safe and stopping the spread of this virus, so please understand that we are reducing our services and some facilities within the park. Guests at our park can expect the following changes to our usual service/facilities/policies during lockdown:

- Any guests in the park are welcome to stay for the lockdown period in self-contained campervans or caravans, or our self-contained units only
- Communal facilities and shared areas of the park will be closed
- A minimum night stay of 28 days will apply, to ensure that all guests follow through with the government’s 4-week lockdown requirements, unless proof of an outbound flight can be presented to staff
- Our reception, maintenance and cleaning service will be at reduced capacity and/or operated remotely as circumstances in the park dictate
- We are having to limit, restrict or cease face-to-face interaction, but will do our best to deliver our usual high quality of customer service while adopting safe social distancing practices

With all of that said, rest assured we have ramped up our cleaning processes as per the Ministry of Healthy guidelines and are keeping the health and wellbeing of our guests and staff are at the forefront of everything we do.

If you have a booking made with us and were due to arrive during or in the months immediately following the lockdown, please get in contact with our team to discuss your options.

This decision has not been taken lightly, but we need to play our part in the fight against COVID-19. We would like to thank you for your support to date and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

For further information please contact our team on 0800 148 671.