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Russell, New Zealand
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All reviews walk up worth the climb well worth the effort flag pole high tide sun dial fabulous views walking track degree view historical significance historical place treaty grounds hone heke sweeping views british flag sunny day cruise ship
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Reviewed yesterday

This site can be approached in two directions. One by vehicle or walking from Russell on the road which runs through the town. Second is circular for walkers through the bush. There are two ways for walkers to return to the town. Maps for both...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank mikerobe2
Reviewed 5 days ago

Unless you are fit I recommend driving up to top of flagstaff hill. The road is not easy to find as it looks like a drive up to a property and is on a sloped bend

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johngI7555YC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Truely magical.... make sure you walk both the sundial hill and flagstaff hill. It was such a beautiful look out and a great way to get your sense of direction

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TravelBug282
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drive up is interesting and the turn into the driveway is not for the fainthearted. The views are spectacular especially on a sunny day. And there are two different walking routes back down to Russell if you fancy a bit of exercise

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HKinsey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You will get such a reward if you walk up to the summit of Flagstaff Hill. The view is excellent. There is the flagstaff and a helpful plaque with the history. You can see clearly across to Waitangi and down to Russell There is also...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 409BobG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is not a hard long walk, but you will be delighted with some wonderful views once you get to the top. I walked up flagstaff Hill within 10 mins today... Its 100 metres in height, so it's pretty steep. You nearly get a 300...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dave9960
Reviewed 10 November 2018

It's a very steep walk with steps up to the top of this hill, but it's an excellent look out and lovely views. You can drive most of the way up if you feel lazy!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wendy77BB
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Me and hubby took a passenger ferry from Paihia. We packed spare clothes, snacks, sunscreen and wore comfortable athletic wear which I would recommend doing if you want to explore the nature trails around the island. We walked from the pier up to flag staff...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 60kylies
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Worth the climb but suggest the track up on the north side just out of Russell. Well worth a photo and the view is panoramic.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JosephineT679
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We had a bit of rain on our day in Russell, but it eased off enough for us to take another trip up to Flagstaff Hill for the beautiful view. Once again we drove up rather than the more strenuous hike up. Would recommend going...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sue H
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16 October 2016|
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Response from Bernard R | Reviewed this property |
Yes no problem, there is a small car park at the top with a short walk to the flagstaff and there is a seat too.