Traveling to Blue Oasis

How far is Blue Oasis from the Airport?

Blue Oasis is located 38 km/24 miles from the nearest airport Kerikeri/Bay of Islands. If you are driving up from Auckland it is a beautiful scenic 3 hour drive.

How far is Blue Oasis from the Opua Car Ferry?

Blue Oasis is located 9.6 km/6 miles from the car ferry. The ferry ride is approx 10 minutes and runs every 15 minutes.

Are the Kayaks available for use on a trailer?

Yes, we have (4) Kayaks and a trailer, so if you hire a car make sure it has a trailer hitch on it. Alternatively, you may place Kayaks on top of your car if it has a rack. We have straps in the garage.

Blue Oasis General Information

Is there internet/Wi-Fi at the house?

Yes. We also have Sonos, which is a wireless speaker system that you may play your own music by simply downloading the Sonos app on your mobile device.

How far is Blue Oasis from the Beach & town?

Blue Oasis is located above Long Beach, although there is no direct path it is a short 2 minute drive or a 5 minute walk down hill.

Russell, The Bay of Islands

What is there to do in Russell?

Sail, Kayak, fish, swim, hike, yoga classes, play tennis, get a massage or go to the museum among many other activities displayed at the house. Or just relax. If you haven’t had a chance, we recommend you watch the video at theĀ bottom of the page.

Do we have to book excursions in advance?

Generally, this is not required. However, if you want to go on a fishing excursion you might want to set that up in advance. A good place to start is at the Russell Info Centre on the wharf +64 (0) 800 633 255

Can I buy groceries in Russell?

Yes, there are 2 Four Square grocery stores.

Is there a Catholic/Baptist/Anglican Church service?

Yes, check at the Churches for service times.

Can I catch fish in Russell?

There are several fishing charters operating and you can always throw a line in from the rocks or even the wharf. There is a fishing tackle specialist store where gear can be bought or hired.