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Win a once-in-a-lifetime stay at Eagles Nest!

Be in to WIN a two-night stay in the incredible luxury of Eagles Nest, worth $7,900!

  • Incredible luxury villa for up to eight people

  • Spectacular Bay of Islands views

  • PLUS an island wildlife tour for your group

  • $20 per ticket or $50 for 3

A once-in-a-lifetime luxury retreat with your friends and whānau

Set on a 75-acre private estate on the hills above Kororāreka / Russell, Eagles Nest is one of New Zealand’s most luxurious retreats.

Sacred Space is their beautiful $3,950/night multi-generational villa. With four bedrooms, it is perfectly set up for getting together with family and friends, and offers a host of incredible amenities, including:

  • 20-metre heated infinity pool
  • Jacuzzi & sauna
  • Sweeping views overlooking the Bay of Islands
  • Access to Eagles Nest private beach
  • Louis Roederer champagne on arrival
  • and more!

We are incredibly grateful to Eagles Nest for donating this unbelievable prize in support of Project Island Song! Please see the Terms and Conditions for full prize details.

Plus a private guided wildlife tour on the islands

During your stay at Eagles Nest your group will also get out into the beautiful Bay of Islands for a private wildlife tour led by our knowledgeable guides.

You’ll walk amongst native bush teeming with fascinating and rare wildlife, take in stunning sea views, and spot reintroduced tīeke (saddleback), kākāriki (red crowned parakeet), toutouwai (North Island robin), and many more.

With beautiful swimming beaches, and the chance of spotting some dolphins and penguins on the way, the islands offer a spectacular day out for your whole group.

Every ticket sold supports our unique wildlife

Project Island Song is a pest-free wildlife sanctuary covering the seven islands in the eastern Bay of Islands.

Since 2012, we have reintroduced eight rare and threatened species that are now flourishing across the islands.

Every ticket sold supports work to restore and protect the natural eco-systems and heritage of the Bay of Islands so that it is here for everyone, forever.

Get your tickets now to be in to win

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Raffle Terms and Conditions

The prize:

The holder of the winning ticket will receive a voucher entitling them to book a two-night stay at Eagles Nest’s Sacred Space villa for up to 8 people. The voucher must be redeemed for a booking between 1/5/24 and 15/10/24, excluding public holidays and subject to availability. The holder of the winning ticket will also be entitled to a half-day guided wildlife tour of the islands of Ipipiri, delivered by Project Island Song, for their group of 8 during their stay at Eagles Nest.

The total number of tickets offered in the Lottery is 2000, ranging from 0001 to 2000 inclusive. The cost of individual tickets is $20. Tickets are also offered as a book of 6 for $100, and a half-book of 3 for $50. The published ticket price includes GST. Please allow 15-20 minutes for Tickets to be allocated, verified, and delivered to your nominated inbox. Ticket sales are open from 10am on 10th August 2023 to 11pm on 18th September 2023.

Eligible entry:
Entry is only open to those aged 18 years or over at the time of ticket purchase.
Employees, contractors, shareholders, Committee Members and their immediate families (being partners, children and parents) of the following organisations are not eligible to enter the competition: Guardians of the Bay of Islands Incorporated, VEGA Works.

Results will be declared by randomised selection of included numbers through the Raffle module, under supervision of an independent witness in accordance with Rule 6 (14) of the Gambling Act (Lottery) Game Rules 2004. Declaration will be held at the office of the Guardians of the Bay of Islands, Haratu Kororāreka Marae, 5 Pitt Street, Russell, 0202, on Thursday 21st September 2023 at 2pm.

Prize winners will be contacted by telephone and notified by email. Results will be published on the Project Island Song website ( on Monday 25th September 2023 and in The Northern Advocate on Thursday 28th September 2023. The last day to collect the prize is Friday 22nd December 2023.

Other details:
Should early cancellation of this Lottery be necessary, notification will be given by public notice in The Northern Advocate, and directly by email to all participants, with tickets to be refunded thereafter.

This lottery is conducted by Licence issued under Section 37 of the Gambling Act 2003. Licence Number LT090000382. To contact the Department of Internal Affairs, please phone 0800 257 887 or write to Regulatory Services, Department of Internal Affairs, PO Box 10095, Wellington.

The net proceeds of this Lottery will be used for activities maintaining the pest-free status and supporting the ecological restoration of the islands of Ipipiri, including transport, contractor, administration, and other related costs.

‘Win a once-in-a-lifetime stay at Eagles Nest’ lottery is organised by The Guardians of the Bay of Islands Incorporated, 5 Pitt Street, Russell, 0202.