Welcome to Ferry Landing Backpackers

Watch the harbour activities and ever changing vista from the deck of our clean and comfortable accommodation. We are situated just above the car ferry on the Russell side of the Opua harbour. Simply drive off the Opua/Okiato car ferry and up our driveway. We are 8km from the Russell Village.

Okiato Point, Russell was the very 1st Capital of NZ & is an ideal base to check out the historical sites around the Bay of Islands area. Go sailing, kayaking, fishing, hiking and swimming. You can cross the harbour by ferry & dine at the local cafes of Opua. The area offers diving, parasailing, kite surfing, swim with the dolphins and much much more.

Where to find us

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By Road: Russell is approximately three and a half hours north of Auckland. As you head north you'll pass through the towns of Orewa, Warkworth, Wellsford, Whangarei and Kawakawa. About 15 minutes beyond Kawakawa, take the turn off for the car ferry at Opua. The ferry runs continuously from 6.50am to 10.00pm and there is no need to book for the quick 5 minute crossing. The ferry docks at Okiato the backpackers is the first left 20m off the ferry. Pay on board the ferry.
$11 Car (includes driver, additional $1 per person in vehicle)
$1 per person