Luxury Real Estate: Property for sale – Russell, Bay of Islands


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Wellington Street
Russell, Bay of Islands

Enquire now for a brochure and further information on this outstanding property just listed for sale in Russell.

Presenting without compromise on location or style, this luxurious home offers outstanding views across the harbour.  It is an idyllic position and the property is designed to meet the lifestyle location, offering luxurious accommodation, light and modern living areas, fabulous indoor and outdoor entertaining space, ample storage and two double garages.

Enjoy panoramic bay views and sunsets over the water to Waitangi. Watch the ferries glide to and fro, be front row for the sailing races and view harbour events. Russell’s restaurants, cafes, shops and wharf are only a stroll from the front door.

View further detail at Luxury Real Estate New Zealand.
Call me on 0212 444 888

Charlie Brendon-Cook
Coastal and Waterfront Specialist
Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
(Licensed REAA 2008)



Luxury Lifestyle News: The Old Packhouse Market – Opening 18th October, 2014


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The Old Packhouse Market

Get fresh in The Bay of Islands this summer:

The Old Packhouse Market is opening in Kerikeri on:
18th October, 2014 from 8am – 1.30pm

‘Inspired by a desire to enable locals and visitors to access the abundance of produce being grown and made in Northland, this Market is dedicated to bringing the best of the region’s produce together, all in one place.’ says organiser Judy Hyland.

The under cover product market will also feature an in-house Market café, bakery deli and wine cellar, plus arts and crafts from talented Northland artisans.

There will be plenty to tempt the taste buds. Take an empty basket or bags and stock up on the best of the region.

Bay of Islands fresh food

The buildings and grounds are looking fantastic. Located near the centre of Kerikeri, they sit amid the stunning growing land of the region. Kerikeri has rich volcanic soil and is home to rolling green farmland, orchards, vineyards and nurseries. Visitors are in for a treat in any season.

So for a fabulous, fresh food experience, visit the Market, held every Saturday.


The Old Packhouse Market Kerikeri
 Kerikeri, Bay of Islands – Just 900 metres from the SH10 roundabout heading towards Kerikeri town centre, opposite Makana chocolates.

When?  Saturdays 8am – 1.30pm

Why not?  Make a weekend of it and stay in or nearby to Kerikeri:.

Take a sneak preview at the website The Old Packhouse Market.


Waterfront property for sale – Bay of Islands Where is this coastal hideaway?


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Parekura Bay property for sale
Parekura Bay property for sale

Parekura Bay property for sale
Parekura Bay property for sale
Parekura Bay property for sale

Coastal Hideaway, Bay of Islands
Offered for sale by Luxury Real Estate New Zealand

What a stunning waterfront location. This property is nestled into the headland overlooking the popular bays of Te Uenga and Parekura.

Designed for year-round enjoyment, features of this beautiful home include:

  • Exclusive, elevated waterfront location
  • Ocean views, sun-drenched aspect
  • Walking tracks to two beaches
  • Modern kitchen, spacious open-plan living
  • Outdoor decking area with fireplace and spa
  • Mature gardens, native flora and bush
  • Double garage, circular drive and boat park
  • Two ton mooring subject to council transfer

Further details – Luxury Real Estate New Zealand

Where is Te Uenga and Parekura Bay?
Parekura Bay Luxury Real Estate New Zealand

For sale by negotiation.
Confidential enquiries to:
Charlie Brendon-Cook
M. 0212 444 888

17A York Street
Russell, Bay of Islands

Luxury Real Estate Limited
(Licensed REAA 2008)

Luxury Real Estate: New Zealand Property for Sale


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Offered For Sale by Luxury Real Estate: Rongotai, Tauranga Bay RongotaiDW-140215_DSC7791en DW-140215_DSC7758-Edit DW-140215_DSC7838 View full details on this spectacular property offered for sale at: Luxury Real Estate New Zealand Features include:

  • Northeast facing, 1.34 hectares of private, gated coastal land
  • Three-bedroom, two-bathroom contemporary home
  • Infinity pool, spa, timber decking, landscaped gardens, helipad
  • Separate double garage, laundry, bathroom in outbuilding
  • Hardwood floors, aluminium joinery, ducted air conditioning
  • Crow’s nest viewing platform, Bose sound and television projection system
  • Swimming beach below, nearby to Kauri Cliffs, Whangaroa Harbour

Arrange an appointment to view:
Charlie Brendon-Cook
+64 (0)212 444 888

Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
(Licensed REAA 2008)

Bay of Islands Events: Russell Museum


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 Always worth a visit and a must-do for visitors to the Bay of Islands, the Russell Museum is hosting another superb exhibition.

MADE IN RUSSELL is an exhibition by local artists. That equates to a rare opportunity to see the private work of an array of talented artists, past and present.

‘Works date from 1940’s to present…. Art works have been lent from private collections – the artists’ own or collectors’. Many of them arrived newly vacuumed and dusted – out of garages, spare bedrooms, under beds, or in one case from the lounge of a painter’s house.
Curated by Tracy Rewiri and Shelley Arlidge, with artistic direction from Helen Pick and Clive Arlidge.’

I don’t know what it is about the Bay of Islands but there are some incredibly gifted people living here. Don’t miss this exhibition and plan to stay at least a few days to soak in the Russell lifestyle.

AND FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY Wednesday 10th September:
A moment with… 
Helen Pick, Bernard Woodcock & Clive Arlidge
If you are in town, do not miss this one. A rare chance to hear local identities share stories about their art, their lives here and recollections of Russell artists who are no longer with us. 
Talks start at 6pm Wednesday September 10th. I’ll see you there.
UPDATE 11th September: Thanks for the great talks last night at the museum sharing, ‘A moment with….’.
I’ll have to go back and take a closer look at the exhibition again as the room was packed.

Russell Museum is on left hand the approach into Russell Village
2 York Street, Russell
T. 09 403 770

Source: Russell Museum and Northland NZ 

Commercial Property For Sale – Russell, Bay of Islands

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Offered for sale: Commercial Freehold Property
Prime York Street -Russell, Bay of Islands

Now is the time to secure this commercial property in the heart of Russell.

Russell is one of the country’s most popular destinations and there are limited commercial buildings, let alone one with such high profile and main street frontage.

  • Approximately 160 sqm of freehold commercial property, off-street parking
  • Vacant possession of two separate premises on one title of around 80 sqm each; one has existing use rights in place to operate as an all day food and beverage business with a previous liquor license granted (now lapsed) for 7 days per week from 5pm till midnight
  • Significant redevelopment potential subject to council approval
  • Multiple reconfiguration and development options

This property presents so many exciting options for owner operators or investors.
Call me on 0212 444 888 to discuss.


The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend is on again: 3rd-5th October, 2014


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Bare foot or boots, the Bay of Islands Walking Weekend is not to be missed.

With a great selection of walks for all abilities, it makes for a fun and healthy weekend for individuals or groups.  What a great way to see the Bay of Islands and experience the fresh air, fine food and friendly people of this stunning region.

It is recommended you pre-book your walks early as all walks only have 15 to 20 walkers on them – Bookings and information can be found at the Bay of Islands Walking Weekend website as pictured below, courtesy of Shoot North videography, photography and website services: Visit

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Whether you want to test your endurance or take in a night walk in search of kiwi, there will be local guides available to answer questions and share their passion for the flora, fauna, history and culture. The weekend also presents an opportunity to access walks that may be on private land.

When you walk up an appetite, don’t miss the food markets, cafes and restaurants throughout the Bay of Islands. If you need any added incentive, the region is also home to some great day spas and therapists.

The New Zealand Herald has featured the Bay of Islands this weekend and is offering the chance to win two trips to the Bay of Islands, including one for the Walking Weekend.  To enter, visit and enter the key words Trip one or Trip two, depending on which prize you favour, along with your contact details. Entries for both close 11.59pm on Wednesday, August 27.

If you need any insight as to luxury accommodation in the Bay of Islands, feel free to call,
Charlie Brendon-Cook
M. 0212 444 888


SOLD: Long Beach, Russell – Just sold Luxury Real Estate


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Property sold Long Beach Russell

Thank you for your interest. This property has now been SOLD.

Congratulations to both the vendors and new owners of this property located overlooking Long Beach in Russell.
With its blue waters and long stretch of sand, Long Beach is one of the area’s most popular locations.  The new owners of this property can look forward to discovering a very special part of New Zealand here.

Property can be tightly held at Long Beach, so please register any interest you may have, to be the first informed of any new listings.  At the time of writing, there is a great option to secure a section overlooking Long Beach.

Please call me for any details on 0212 444 888 or email

Charlie Brendon-Cook
Coastal and Waterfront Specialist
Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
(Licensed REAA 2008)

Luxury Real Estate – Russell, Bay of Islands


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For Exclusive Sale: Russell, Bay of IslandsRussell property for sale DW-140727_D862672Luxury Real Estate Russell property for sale

Luxuriously situated, this beautiful property offers a warm welcome and panoramic views over Russell.Features include:

  • Sizeable land 1561m2 approximately, prime location
  • Seven bedrooms, six bathrooms
  • Private outdoor decking
  • Selection of elegant lounge/dining rooms
  • Established gardens, sweeping drive
  • Elevated water views

This property presents many options in the dress circle of New Zealand’s coastal gem, Russell. Contact me to view.

Charlie Brendon-Cook
M. 0212 444 888

Luxury Real Estate New Zealand
17 York Street
Russell, Bay of Islands
(Licensed REAA 2008)

Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival

Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival
8-10 August, 2014

It’s that time of year, when the sound of the waves gives way to the beat of the Blues. The annual Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival is on this weekend.

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The festival features musicians from all over New Zealand along with international acts.  Don’t miss the Russell Ukulele Orchestra.  Together with ticketed performances in Paihia, Haruru Falls and Russell venues, there will be street music playing.

Three days of sultry blues and snazzy jazz is on the menu and with so many other great attractions in the Bay of Islands, make sure you stay an extra few days.

Further detail: Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival


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