Pukeko Cottage

Homestay Backpacker Accommodation in Russell, Bay of Islands

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  • pukeko-cottage-backpackers-blue-room

    The blue room

  • Matauwhi Bay from Pukeko Cottage Backpackers

    Matauwhi Bay from the Blue Room balcony

  • The lounge at Pukeko Cottage Backpackers

    The shared lounge

  • The Gold Room at Pukeko Cottage Backpackers

    The Gold Room - Sleeps up to 3 people

  • The garden at Pukeko Cottage Backpackers

    The garden & caravan

  • The caravan Pukeko Cottage Backpackers

    The Caravan - great for couples!

Pukeko Cottage is just five minutes walk from Russell Wharf in New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Islands. This 1920s character cottage enjoys a superb location on the hill just above town and with beaches, cafes, restaurants and tourist attractions all within easy walking distance.

No dormitories, just comfortable beds in well appointed bedrooms, with cosy living areas and an extensive garden to relax in.

Rooms & Rates

There are 3 rooms available all cost $30 per person per night shared or $60 per night for a whole room to yourself.

The Gold Room has a double bed with a single bunk above, the Blue Room has 2 single beds and a private balcony with sea views. The Caravan has one double bed.

What’s Provided?

  • All bedding – undersheet, duvet & pillowcases
  • Cozy lounge with TV, stereo, guitar & plenty to read
  • Shared use of house & garden

Guest Book

Great nights sleep, excellent accommodation. Will recommend this place! Love the cat! Colin, Scotland

Why Pukeko?

The pukeko is one of New Zealand’s most endearing native birds – a cheeky swamp dweller with long orange legs and indigo plumage.