Downtown Russell, New Zealand









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Things to do in Russell, New Zealand

Main Street of old Downtown Russell speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Russell the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown Russell offers on-the-go dining when you visit your favorite food truck. Pick up some corn tortilla tacos with freshly made pico with a fresh squeeze of lemon to give your day a boost. Food trucks can offer a wide variety of niche ethnic blends.

Downtown Russell shopping is better than online shopping so that you can touch, feel, smell and taste as an experience with an item before deciding to purchase it for yourself or as a gift. Local merchants have hand selected their inventory to provide a unique selection for your downtown.

Downtown Russell gives several options to find the right piece of art as it takes time and a diligent effort to get just the right piece. Shopping for art downtown is the best way to locate your next purchase.

Downtown Russell hosts several events per year for your listening enjoyment but visit your piano shop to learn how to play and possibly purchase your grand, upright or digital piano. Don't forget the specialty work involved such as tuning and moving which are performed by skilled technicians.

Why do you love downtown?

kelly jordan
shops and food

Tammy Benson
Shopping eating and site seing

Kim Knox
All the quaint shops, I like to support small business.

Gina Christ
Old time charm; friendly people

Kim Ward
Unique and wonderful shopping.

Restaurants in Russell, New Zealand



Downtown Russell Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Russell can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Always find a reason to email the front desk manager in hotels that you plan to visit again. Tell them what they did right and express your plans to stay again and ask what opportunities there might be for frequent discounts or upgrades on your next visits. If you become friends with the manager, you just might get the friends and family rate some day.

Bring an actual credit card to avoid deposits and pre-authorizations consuming money in your checking account which will reduce your available balance. Hotels that accept paper cash often ask for a hefty deposit to cover potential damages in your room leaving you scrambling to find an ATM.

Upon check-in, slip the desk agent a tip and ask for the best room they can find at your current booked rate. Often times a quick $10 or $20 bill can go a long way towards the mood of the person who directly decides where you lay your head for the night.



Cloud 9 Luxury Villa
35 Russell Heights


Bellrock Lodge
22 Chapel Street


A Tranquil Place
14 Major Bridge Drive


Russell Cottages
16 Chapel Street


Tiki Tiki Ora
22 Lichen Grove


Flagstaff Lodge & Day Spa
17 Wellington Street


Commodores Lodge
31 The Strand


Eagles Nest
60 Tapeka Road