Overlooking Matauwhi Bay, just 1km from the historic village of Russell, Ounuwhao is a character filled B & B with four queens rooms, all with en-suite or private bathrooms. Two rooms open onto the verandah and conservatory area for views of the bay. In addition to the in-house rooms there is a detached Garden Suite that has a super-king and single bed, own bathroom with spa bath and shower. A kitchenette suitable for preparing simple snacks and its own verandah. An extensive breakfast is served in the former ballroom or al fresco on the balcony.
Nearby Russell has dining, shopping, attractive seafront promenade, historic buildings and a jetty from where you can take a passenger ferry across to Paihia and some tour operators also pick up from here.