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Russell Mini Tours

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Russell, New Zealand
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About Russell Mini Tours
Romantic Russell – Steeped in history with a very chequered past. Spend a comfortable hour aboard our air conditioned Mini Coaches as we take you back in time telling you stories going back to the earliest settlers whilst visiting places of significant historical interest not easily covered on foot, and discover why Russell has played such an important role in the history of New Zealand
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Lynley D wrote a review 6 Jan
Christchurch, New Zealand26 contributions5 helpful votes
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Thanks Sheryl, local lady from local iwi telling it how it is and was. Enjoyed the tour. Took us to 4 beautiful bays.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Stan L wrote a review 6 Jan
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
We had an excellent tour guide (Sheryl). She brought the local history to life with her stories and the tour pace was just right. There were some spectacular sceneries. Recommend you do this tour first before you wander through Russell.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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BigZed52 wrote a review Nov 2020
Gisborne, New Zealand128 contributions30 helpful votes
Friends had recommended this tour when they visited Russell a month ago. We arrived off the ferry from Paihia, and straight ahead of us was the mini bus and its driver/tour guide Kerry. At the very reasonable cost of $30 each, we bought an hour of entertainment, historic information, beautiful views, and very interesting facts. Kerry has a wealth of local knowledge. We visited places we'd never have found our way to without a car, including Flagstaff Hill, and Long Beach. Russell has a fascinating and turbulent history which came alive from Kerry's stories. We highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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BigBrian_11 wrote a review Mar 2020
Tring, United Kingdom455 contributions184 helpful votes
Prior to Auckland & now Wellington, Russell was the first capital of N.Z. (not many people know that) ! We were met off the boat by our driver/guide who was an aged gentleman, probably older than myself, yet he was most articulate with all his descriptions of what we saw on our one hour tour. You didn't need longer. Russell is simply stunning. As I said in my title and I have been on this earth 68 years, it compares more favourably than anywhere else I have been in the world to date. The old fashioned small town is a microcosm of simple beauty. Everything about it is somewhat unique. From the church to the museum to the shops in the streets it filled my heart with joy. Sad fact is real estate is so expensive I couldn't afford to live here !!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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kvgjs wrote a review Mar 2020
Kangaroo Valley, Australia132 contributions36 helpful votes
Great little tour, the host was fun and informative. We were shown all the highlights of this beautiful little town. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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