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Russell Nature Walks

6080 Russell Whakapara Road, Russell 0272, New Zealand
+64 27 908 2334
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Amazing night walk!

Really enjoyed our night walk - looking at, listening to and learning about birds, watching weta... read more

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Reviewed 14 October 2017
Yvonatron
Highly Recommended!!

Something different and personal, we did the night walk with just three people, including the... read more

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Reviewed 11 April 2017
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Russell Nature Walks offers short, easy day-time walks & night walks in a Private Forest Reserve near Russell (Bay Of Islands). This is one of the last habitats of two rare birds - weka & kiwi. With your knowledgeable guide you can see & hear NZ birds, learn about native plants & their uses, hunt for Weta, & view glow worms at night. Join us for a 'Forest Ecology Walk' or a 'Night Walk'.
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“night walk” (9 reviews)
“glow worms” (14 reviews)
“bush tea” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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6080 Russell Whakapara Road, Russell 0272, New Zealand
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+64 27 908 2334

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Really enjoyed our night walk - looking at, listening to and learning about birds, watching weta and glow worms, and drinking fresh kawakawa tea. Absolutely loved it. Thanks again!

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RussellNatureWalks, Owner at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

I enjoyed the walk too. Thanks for visiting Russell Nature Walks and for writing a review. Eion

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Something different and personal, we did the night walk with just three people, including the really friendly tour guide. It was an adventurous experience we even saw the Kiwi Bird.

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RussellNatureWalks, Owner at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Seeing a wild kiwi is a special experience! We're really glad you enjoyed your walk and thanks for your review. Eion & Lisette

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Highly recommend going on the ecology walk. We are a family of 5 (kids 6, 8 and 9) and all really enjoyed the morning and learnt so much about the NZ bush insects, birds and plants. The kids loved picking a kawakawa leaf and making...More

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RussellNatureWalks, Owner at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hello Emma and family. Taking you on a walk was a real pleasure and I'm glad I was able to answer the children's 'burning questions' - they are inquisitive and appreciative observers of nature. Thanks for your review. Lisette & Eion

Reviewed 6 April 2017

Lisette picked us up from the Russell wharf and drove us back to their property where she walked us through a part of their land which they have been regenerating with natural bushland. On this most informative journey we met 2 wild wekas, we saw...More

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RussellNatureWalks, Owner at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2017

Hello Merridy M. Its wonderful that you learned and remembered so much of what we talked about (and even some of those tricky names!). You said you'd like to study Ecology one day so I hope you are able to do so - the natural...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017

In early January 2017 we did a guided night walk with Eion who was very knowledgeable and passionate about the native forest with all its plants and animals. It was a great experience to meet wekas, wetas and glowworms and to hear the morepork’s different...More

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RussellNatureWalks, Owner at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Thanks for your review and for your support for our conservation project. We're glad you enjoyed meeting some of our wildlife and learning more about their habits. The kiwi are still active and the weka are happier now that we've finally had some rain. Thanks...More

Reviewed 22 February 2017

Really interesting walk with a great guide focusing on native plants and animals including the kiwi, weka and weta. Highly recommended.

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RussellNatureWalks, Owner at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

"Nature" is fascinating and there are numerous linkages between plants, insects, birds and people. We're glad we could share it with you. Thanks for your review, Lisette & Eion

Reviewed 19 February 2017

very pleasant. I saw one kiwi and a lot of glowworms. I will take again on my next visit to the Bay of Islands

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RussellNatureWalks, Owner at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

We are very happy you enjoyed seeing our kiwi and glowworms! We look forward to seeing you again the next time you visit the Bay of Islands. Thanks for your review, Eion & Lisette

Reviewed 11 February 2017

My husband and I spent two nights in Russell during our honeymoon. I have to say, our night walk with Eion was the highlight of our entire trip! Eion gave us a great tour and even spent an extra 30 minutes to show us the...More

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RussellNatureWalks, Owner at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

We're really chuffed that our Night Walk was the highlight of your trip to NZ! It was exciting for me to take a kiwi researcher on our Night Walk and show you a wild kiwi, especially since you said it was on your bucket-list. Thanks...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

Spooky and very fun. Not a hard hike at all- very doable- and do nice to be out in nature at night! Thanks!

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RussellNatureWalks, Owner at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2017

It's a special experience being in the forest at night! So, we're glad you did our Night Walk and had fun with us. Thanks for your review, Eion & Lisette

Reviewed 3 February 2017

A guided walk through a private nature reserve, with expert and passionate commentary that gives you a deep sense of the Bay of Islands marshlands and forests, and the intrinsic connections between insects, birds and other wildlife. A weka greeted us at the start of...More

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RussellNatureWalks, Owner at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

We're glad you had fun! It's great we could give you with the opportunity to encounter some wildlife and develop a deeper understanding of ecology and conservation in this beautiful part of New Zealand. Thanks for taking the time to review us, Lisette & Eion.

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garygray2015
15 October 2015|
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Response from RussellNatureWalks | Property representative |
Hello Gary, I'm glad you've heard good things about us. Your cruise ship will run tenders to Paihia. From Paihia you can take a passenger ferry to Russell - it leaves every 20 minutes, takes 15 minutes, costs about $7pp... More
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