Russell – Orongo Bay Holiday Park is conveniently located near the Pou Herenga Tai – Twin Coast Cycle Trail one of New Zealand’s 18 Great Rides and the perfect location for your next group cycling trip. 

Twin Coast Cycle Trail

The Twin Coast Cycle Trail travels from Opua in the beautiful Bay of Islands to Horeke in the picturesque Hokianga Harbour and can be ridden all year round. 

From Russell – Orongo Bay Holiday Park it is a scenic 8km ride to the car ferry to Opua and the start of the Twin Coast Rail Trail. Passengers and their bikes can travel for $1.00. 

The trail is 87 km and takes you through some stunning scenery and some early NZ settlements. See more information about the Twin Coast Cycle Trail 

Accommodation options

The Russell – Orongo Bay Holiday Park Lodge is an ideal venue for cycling groups and has capacity for over 60 people. Lodge rooms are relatively roomy with sliding glass doors which lead onto a good sized deck for outdoor living. With a cosy log fire and plenty of BBQ areas for socialising it’s the perfect venue summer or winter. 

For smaller groups there are also a number of cabins available. 

Bike hire

Bring your bikes or hire one of ours – we offer great guest rates for a day ride on the trail to Kawakawa and back. 

At Russell – Orongo Bay Holiday Park you can book bikes, store bikes, effect simple repairs & hire bikes. 

We have Specialised Expedition bikes, the ultimate in riding comfort. Specialised bikes offer Ground Control Geometry for a comfortable, upright riding position, a stable ride due to suspension fork and Body Geometry components. The Wide Comfort saddle uses springs, and dual-density foam. 

“Great bikes. Very comfortable” Vicki and Hayden, recent guests from Auckland.  

Waitangi Mountain Bike Park

Another great biking option is the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park (WMBP) is located in the Waitangi Endowment Forest and is easily accessible from Russell-Orongo Bay Holiday Park via the passenger ferry from Russell wharf. A direct ferry service is available to Waitangi itself upon request. 

The Waitangi Mountain Bike park offers a network of approximately 20 different trails with varying difficulties to suit all ages and abilities. 

You will need suitable mountain bikes to explore the forest. If you are not bringing your own, we recommend Paihia Mountain Bikes for rental. They have full suspension mountain bikes specially designed for off-roading. They also offer a shuttle service. They can provide you with advice and information on the trails, along with a map (so you won’t get lost) and entry to The Waitangi Mountain Bike Park. See more information about the Waitangi Mountain Bike Park

Talk to us

Talk to us about your cycle trip requirements and we will work out a package to suit your needs & budget. 

Super duper wheel deal

Book any of our accommodation options and receive a real super duper wheel deal including:

  • Bike Hire – special rates for guests for the day ride to Kawakawa and back – includes helmet & locks 
  • We can supply you with local knowledge of the many places to visit in & around Russell 
  • Riding the most scenic part of the Trail from Opua to Kawakawa is our specialty 
  • Twin Coast Rail Trail – we can organise the complete coast to coast ride for you using Top Trail 
  • Use your accommodation booking number as the reference code.