To ensure the enjoyment of all campers please follow camp rules.
Arrival Time: 2 pm
By 10 am on the day of departure.
Credit card details are required to secure your booking. We ask for payment prior to arrival. If there is a balance to pay, this balance is payable on arrival. Payment must be made for the full time booked. We do not give refunds for early departure
Smoking is not permitted in any camp building. Please do not throw butts on the ground but dispose of them with consideration for others in the landfill bins.
Park reception and Camp Store
Opening hours are 8 am to 8 pm from 1 October to 30 April and 8.30 am to 6 pm from 1 May to 30 September.
The pool is open from Labour Weekend until the end of Easter from 8am until 8 pm. No glass, food, balls or animals are permitted inside the pool fence. No running on the pool deck nor jumping or diving into the pool. Children using the pool must be supervised by an adult.
Vehicle speed in park is limited to a walking pace only.
Conduct and Noise
Reasonable quietness between 10.00pm and 7am is required. Reasonable behaviour and dress is required at all times. Consideration must be shown at all times to other guests.. Bad language and abusive, or offensive behaviour are not permitted at anytime. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to any person and to remove from the park any person who in their opinion does not conduct themselves in a decent and reasonable manner. Guests will be told to leave with no refunds given if their behaviour does not comply with Park Rules or disrupts other campers.
Alcohol is only permitted to be consumed on your allocated site. Alcohol is not to be consumed within the pool area or walking around the Park. Excessive drinking and parties are forbidden.
Russell -Orongo Bay Holiday Parks takes pets, except from 20 December until early January, following prior arrangement with the management.Please check out our pet policy on the Park website
Please place bottles, cans, paper and cardboard in the appropriate container at the recycle stations. Please remove bottle tops and preferably squash plastic bottles before sorting and disposing of bottles into the correct clear, brown and green recycle bins. Please place food scraps in the compost bin. Please sort and place drink cans and food tins into the appropriate bins. You will find one recycle station beside the roadway adjacent to the pool. The other recycle station, which is used during the peak times, is in the tentfield.
Fish Cleaning and Smokehouse
The fish cleaning and smokehouse area is on the north side of the tentfield. Please clean and fillet fish in the smokehouse. Wrap scraps in newspaper and place in the camp bin. No filleting in the kitchen or cabins please. No storage of fish or bait in camp food fridges or freezers.
Boat motors may be washed only in the designated area which is on the north side of the tentfield adjacent to the fish cleaning and smokehouse area. Please be considerate of other campers while washing your boat.
Visitors are allowed by prior arrangement with the Park management. All visitors must report to the Park Office before entering the park and must depart before 9pm. Visitor’s vehicles are to be parked in the parking area adjacent to the Park Reception. Guests are responsible for their visitors including their visitor’s behaviour.
Children under the age of 5 should be accompanied by an adult when using toilets and showers. Hand basins are not be used for washing clothes. Please leave the bathrooms clean after use. The amenities blocks are closed while cleaning is taking place, usually between 10 am and 1 pm and up to three or four times per day when busy.
Please leave the kitchen clean for the next camper.. Food in the refrigerator and freezer should be named and dated. Our policy is that food which is not named and dated will be thrown out to avoid having food going off in the fridges. The kitchens and amenities area are closed while cleaning is taking place. The amenities blocks are closed while cleaning is taking place, usually between 11 am and 1 pm and up to three or four times per day when busy.
The laundry is open between 7 am and 9 pm. Please do not use the laundry outside these hours as guests can be disturbed. An iron is available from the office.
One vehicle only is permitted to be parked on each site.
Including campervans must have an electrical warrant of fitness and comply with LPG Standard (NZS 5428:1996). All campervans and caravans must have their own wastewater container. The dump station is adjacent to the ablution block. Chemical toilets must be emptied in dump stations.
Electricity can only be connected through an approved isolating transformer or RCD Safety Switch. Please position your tent to allow your vehicle to be parked on your site. Prior to vacating your site please ensure that all pegs are removed and that the campsite is left in a clean condition.
The dump station is adjacent to the ablution block. All campervans and caravans must have their own grey wastewater container. Chemical toilets must be emptied in the dump station.
The camp water supply comes from a local spring which is filtered and uv treated for your safety. In busy times a bore is used for a back up water supply. In the interests of sustainablity, please use water sparingly.
Open fires within the camp are not permitted. No fireworks are permitted in the holiday park as they have the potential to cause danger or damage.
Any damage to Park property will be charged to guests including damage caused by their visitors. The park owners shall not be responsible for any loss, theft or damage of any guest’s property for any reason, including any fault pertaining to any fitting, appliance or piece of apparatus within the vicinity of the camping ground.
Management reserves the right to request any camper to leave the camp for infringement of rules or disruption to other campers.
Acceptance of Rules and Conditions
We ask for your co-operation so that your stay and the stay of other guests can be enjoyable. Booking and occupying accommodation at Russell – Orongo Bay holiday Park implies acceptance of the above rules and conditions by the site holder/occupant.
Angela & Don Armitage