Nestled on the ridge line of a private peninsula lies a place of serenity, beauty, healing and harmony. A secluded retreat including four luxury villas in the breathtaking Bay of Islands, where the pressures of life never existed. Where the body, mind and spirit find nourishment. This is Eagles Nest.
Discover paradise at the Eagle’s Nest Luxury Villa Retreat, a 75-acre estate overlooking the Bay of Islands. Guests are within walking distance of the charming town of Russell, yet are tempted to stay put in the remarkably luxurious villas; four of the five offer their own Jacuzzi, heated horizon-edge lap pool, air conditioning, original artwork, home theater system, fully equipped gourmet kitchen and more. Of course, there are ample outdoor activities to pursue — big-game fishing, sailing, diving, kayaking, bush walking, helicopter flightseeing and romantic picnicking on private islands.
Discover South Pacific Virtuoso Amenities
• Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability.
• Continental breakfast daily for up to two in-room guests, in Villa Provisioning for Self Service Breakfast
• Guided Nature Walks: Russell is one of the last areas where two rare birds – Kiwi and North Island Weka – can be seen in the wild. Enjoy a relaxed walk with us to learn more about our native forest and the creatures that live within it. You will encounter wild New Zealand birds in their natural habitat, plus fascinating insects and native plants. Our walks are suitable for most fitness levels
Night time guided Kiwi Experience Walk: The forest changes when the sun sets! The sounds and sights of the day are replaced by the creatures of the night. This is when Kiwi come out to forage, giving you a chance to hear, or even see, wild Kiwi in their natural environment. Ruru (a native owl) can be heard, shy insects emerge from their shelters, and glow-worms light up. (Subject to availability, Duration: 2 hours, Maximum Group size: 6 maximum Minimum Age: 10 years old*)
Or Day Time Ecology Experience Walk: Enjoy a guided walk meandering through a forested valley in a Private Forest and Kiwi Conservation Area. This fun and informative walk is different each time. What we see and hear depends on the time of the day, the weather, the season and what the walking group is most interested in. Find out about native plants and their traditional uses. Walk or sit quietly to see or hear native birds: Weka, Tui, Fantail, Grey Warbler, Fernbird, Kingfisher, and Pipit. Search for Weta, a harmless giant insect. Learn how the creatures of the forest rely on each other. (Subject to availability, Duration: 2 hours. There is no minimum age but, for safety, it is recommended not to carry children)
• Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
DISCOVER SOUTH PACIFIC TIP
Your Discover South Pacific specialist can book you a personal chef in advance. Your chef will use the freshest local ingredients to create a true gourmet experience in your villa!
Bay of Islands New Zealand
Located in the Bay of Islands within easy walking distance of the historic town of Russell in New Zealand, the estate offers a variety of luxury accommodation options for the most discerning of travellers.
The Bay of Islands is a world renowned holiday destination offering over 144 islands to explore in this sub tropical paradise. World class big game fishing, scenic cruising, sailing diving, kayaking, bush walking, mountain biking, helicopter flight seeing, romantic picnics on your own private island are but some of the many options available from Eagles Nest.
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