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Russell, the first capital of New Zealand is also a world-renowned game fishing port. Zane Grey famously described Bay of Islands as ‘an angler’s El Dorado’ when he caught his first marlin here in 1926. Tuna, broad bill, kingfish and shark are other potential game fish catches.

With waterfront restaurants and cafes that are the perfect place to catch the evening sun. Visit Zealand’s oldest licensed pub and Christ Church, New Zealand’s oldest church, which is still scarred with musket ball holes from the 1845 fighting. more

Pompallier Mission, the historic printery/tannery/storehouse of the early Roman Catholic missionaries, boasts to be the oldest surviving industrial building in New Zealand. The surrounding area also contains many expensive holiday homes, as well as New Zealand's most expensive rental accommodation.

A car ferry across the Bay of Islands runs between Okiato and Opua, and is the main tourist access to Russell.

 

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ARCADIA LODGE

Russell, Bay of Islands

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BAY OF ISLANDS PARASAIL

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BLUE OASIS

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BLUE SEA FISHING

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MARLIN MAISON

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Reducing Our Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach

Sat 3rd Aug 2019

Yoga with Ines and D'Vine Community Oasis, Home of Russell Baptist Church are pleased to host The Rubbish Trip's popular presentation on zero waste living in Russell, followed by a short, facilitated opportunity to set ...

Where: D'Vine Community Oasis, Russell, Bay of Islands
Address: 12 Wellington St, Russell, Bay of Islands

From: 2:30pm on Saturday 3rd August 2019
To: 4:30pm on Saturday 3rd August 2019

Lazy Fifty - Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival

Sat 10th Aug 2019

Lazy Fifty's music harks back to 70s blues rock, enhanced with a healthy dose of funk, rocking rhythms and impressive guitar. The name Lazy Fifty comes from the saying of an old friend. When he asked you for a ‘lazy ...

Where: Russell Town Hall, Russell, Bay of Islands
Address: The Strand, Russell, Bay of Islands

From: 9:00pm on Saturday 10th August 2019
To: 10:00pm on Saturday 10th August 2019

Omata Estate Vineyard - Walk 5

From: Fri 18th Oct 2019

The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend Omata Estate Vineyard - Walk 5 Omata Estate is a boutique vineyard situated in a stunning location on a sheltered hilltop with wonderful views across the vines to the bay. Their ...

Where: Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands
Address: 5 Church Street, Russell, Russell, Bay of Islands

From: 3:00pm on Friday 18th October 2019
To: 3:30pm on Saturday 19th October 2019

Rakaumangamanga – Cape Brett Lighthouse Overnight Walk

Fri 18th Oct 2019

The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend Rakaumangamanga – Cape Brett Lighthouse Overnight Walk - Walk 15 This must be one of the best hikes in New Zealand – a must do! A difficult but totally rewarding walk… enjoy ...

Where: Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands
Address: 5 Church Street, Russell, Russell, Bay of Islands

From: 8:00am on Friday 18th October 2019
To: 11:59pm on Friday 18th October 2019

Opua Forest Papatuanuku Earth Mother Tour - Short Walk 11A

Fri 18th Oct 2019

The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend Opua Forest - Papatūānuku Earth Mother Tours - Walk 11 A - Short walk This walk was new last year and got rave reviews from everyone who went on it. Experience an exclusive ...

Where: Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands
Address: 5 Church Street, Russell, Russell, Bay of Islands

From: 12:30pm on Friday 18th October 2019
To: 5:00pm on Friday 18th October 2019

Kotikoti Walk - Walk 9

From: Fri 18th Oct 2019

The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend Kotikoti Walk - Walk 9 Please note - this used to be called Matatea Walk This spectacular walk is on private land which is opened for the Walking Weekend. A perfect ...

Where: Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands
Address: 5 Church Street, Russell, Russell, Bay of Islands

From: 12:30pm on Friday 18th October 2019
To: 12:30pm on Saturday 19th October 2019

Okiato to Orongo Bay - Walk 1

From: Fri 18th Oct 2019

The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend Okiato to Orongo Bay Walk - Walk 1 Includes delicious pack of local delicacies! Take a short bus ride out to Okiato, the site of New Zealand’s first capital. Hike back through ...

Where: Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands
Address: 5 Church Street, Russell, Russell, Bay of Islands

From: 1:30pm on Friday 18th October 2019
To: 12:30pm on Saturday 19th October 2019

Tour of Russell - Walk 13

From: Fri 18th Oct 2019

The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend Tour of Russell - Walk 13 Based in Russell, this short tour is rich in history. Step back in time and learn about the days when Kororareka was called the Hell Hole of the Pacific. ...

Where: Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands
Address: 5 Church Street, Russell, Russell, Bay of Islands

From: 2:00pm on Friday 18th October 2019
To: 11:30am on Sunday 20th October 2019

Night Time Walk - Walk 19

Fri 18th Oct 2019

The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend Night time Walk - Walk 19 A short walk through the streets of Russell, an introduction to the wildlife and of the efforts of the community to enhance the flora and fauna of the ...

Where: Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands
Address: 5 Church Street, Russell, Russell, Bay of Islands

From: 7:00pm on Friday 18th October 2019
To: 8:30pm on Friday 18th October 2019

Club Walk - A Tour of Local Clubs - Walk 14

Fri 18th Oct 2019

An introduction to the heart of the Russell community, walk between the clubs, stopping for a drink and some fascinating stories. Visit the Boating club, sitting right on the water’s edge, threatening to float way with ...

Where: Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands
Address: 5 Church Street, Russell, Russell, Bay of Islands

From: 3:30pm on Friday 18th October 2019
To: 7:30pm on Friday 18th October 2019

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Mainstay NZ Hotels

Large collection of independent hotels.

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Choice Hotels

Holiday packages for any occasion.

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Great hotels in great NZ wide locations.