Donkey Bay Inn

Donkey Bay Inn, situated in the small town of Russell, with its salacious past, appeals to the fun-loving visitor to Northland. From its four uniquely decorated guest rooms with their bright and bold furnishings, to the naturist beach a brief walk away, this property is nothing short of quirky.

Offering character features and exquisite bathrooms alongside superb service, the inn is conveniently located for the nearby attractions of the historic Waitangi Treaty House and cruises throughout the beautiful Bay of Islands.

Its most spectacular feature is its living roof, which not only assists the property in becoming environmentally sustainable, but ensures the building blends seamlessly into its picturesque surroundings, whilst offering fantastic ocean views from its secluded position.

What our travellers love about staying here…

  • Sampling the Donkey Bay gin whilst snacking on olives from the Donkey Bay olive groves.
  • Entering the courtyard through the intriguing garden tunnel.
  • Relaxing in the dramatic lounge/bar, with its panoramic windows that open to the elements in the summer, and the well-stocked traditional library, with its embracing armchairs.