More than just fishing, EDGE Charters also offer modern, self-contained accommodation in The Bay of Islands

The upstairs deck with BBQ and outdoor dining furniture

EDGE Fishing Lodge, located in the historic Village of Russell is suited to groups, families or couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle of life.

Sit back and relax with a cold beverage or take a walk to waterfront and enjoy a drink at one of the many fine dining restaurants or cafés, including the iconic Duke of Marlborough Hotel Restaurant and Bar.

The lodge consists of 3 self-contained apartments

The upstairs apartment

Sleeps 8 people.There are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The open plan kitchen, living and dining area has sea views sweeping across the channel to Paihia and Waitangi Treaty grounds. The spacious, private deck is equipped with outdoor dining furniture and a barbeque.  

Bedroom set up:

  1. King bed with ensuite
  2. King bed
  3. 2x King-single beds
  4. Bunk bed with Double bed on the bottom
Open plan dining, kitchen and lounge in the upstairs apartment
One of the King bedrooms of the upstairs apartment with sliding door opening onto the deck
Twin King-Single bedroom in the upstairs apartment

2x separate downstairs apartments

These have 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. They each sleep 4 people.

All apartments have their own kitchens fully equipped for cooking with a full size fridge/freezer, oven, stove top, microwave, toaster, jug, full set of cookware and dinnerware. Each apartment also has its own BBQ.

Bedroom set up:

  1. King bed
  2. 2x King-single beds (can be converted into 1x Californian-king bed on request)
Kitchen and dining area in a downstairs apartment

Lounge area in a downstairs apartment

Facilities for all apartments include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor area with furniture and BBQ
  • Laundry
  • Sheets, bedding and bath towels
  • Free WIFI
  • Television with Free View
  • Off street parking for cars and boats
Outdoor area and BBQ downstairs apartment

There are so many activities and attractions in the area to keep you busy:

  • Cruise the Bay by boat, visit the hole in the rock at Cape Brett, have lunch on Urupukapuka Island at Otehei Bay café. We can take you there!
  • Visit Russell Museum and see a scale replica of the Tall Ship Endeavour
  • Have a French pastry at Pompallier Mission and take a tour of the printery and tannery.
  • Sample local wine at Omata Estate or Paroa Bay winery
  • Take the one hour guided mini bus tour of Russell Township with fun, informative commentary
  • Touch the musket ball holes at Christ Church from the 1845 battle of Kororareka
  • Climb Flagstaff hill for a panoramic photo and tell the time with the big, beautiful mosaic sundial.
  • The Swordfish Club is worth a visit, it’s walls decorated with many record breaking game-fish including Marlin, Broadbill and Tuna.
  • Take a dip at Longbeach or swim to the pontoon near Russell Wharf.
  • Go on a guided night walk for the chance to hear or even see a Kiwi in its natural habitat
  • Get pampered at the Wellness and Day Spa
  • Go to the local market on Saturday in the town hall
  • Of course there is fishing too!

EDGE can take you to the Hole in the Rock and drive right through if conditions are right.

There is a good reason why the Bay of Islands is known as one of the great fishing meccas of New Zealand. It hosts many game fishing tournaments such as The Anglers Eldorado, Zane Grey International Billfish Tournament, International Yellowtail Tournament and Mainstream Reel Ladies Fishing Tournament to name a few.

Other significant events include the BOI Tall Ship race, Russell Birdman Festival, BOI Jazz and Blues festival, The Coastal Classic yacht race, Russell Oyster festival, Millennium Cup, BOI Walking Weekend and the Ocean Swim Series,

EDGE got our guests amongst the action for the arrival of the Tuia 250 Fleet at Waitangi

So get in touch when planning your next get-away to the Winterless Far North and ask us about our great accommodation rates when booking a private charter.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

- Olivia and George -

Review from AirBnB guest - upstairs apartment October 2019:

"This house is a beautiful place to stay, overlooking the bay in Russell. The house is brand new and the facilities outstanding. Olivia and George are fabulous hosts and even organised for us to go on a sightseeing / fishing charter on their brand new fishing boat, which was a wonderful and definitely recommended experience. Plus we caught Kingfish and plenty of Snapper. Would definitely recommend staying here (and the fishing trip)"

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