Things to do in Russell

Top Things to Do in Russell

Things to Do in Russell

Top Attractions in Russell

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  • Tom B
    Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
    This is one of the highlights of Russell. A superbly presented historic building of the utmost importance in NZ history. Tour guide knowledgeable and passionate, the entire enterprise expertly restored to explain the role of the Catholic diocese in the area. Highest recommendation.
    Written 14 August 2022
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  • Merg_5
    Auckland, New Zealand72 contributions
    A must visit with outstanding vies if the Bay of Islands
    Easy access by car or a 30 minute walk from Russell.
    Written 24 April 2022
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  • Mark L
    Hastings, New Zealand16 contributions
    This was part of our 25th anniversary celebration and we wanted to go somewhere special. Paroa Bay Winery did not disappoint. The food was top shelf and service to matched! Highly recommend going to Sage restaurant if you're looking for a fine dinning experience when staying/visiting in the winterless north
    Written 6 March 2022
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand448 contributions
    Lots of parking and if the wind is in the right direction, this beach is a lovely spot for a dip. Not a lot of shelter from incoming winds, but a nice walk along the beach.
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • SaraNz
    NZ19 contributions
    Take the time to wander outside and read the headstones. The stories they tell will engage and give you a real insight into early settler life (and death) in Russell.
    Written 31 July 2021
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  • annepharm8
    Bridge of Allan, UK92 contributions
    A lovely relaxing place for an excellent platter lunch, good views, friendly and attentive staff and very good wines. Would highly recommend.
    Written 8 March 2020
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  • Trudi W
    Auckland Central, New Zealand131 contributions
    This is a very small museum but I figure the $10 entry fee also helps provide the no-cost exhibits outside as well. They suggest you begin with the video and I agree, it’s great and really gives you a fabulous pocket history of the area. The museum is crammed with wee gems - both artefacts and information - and well presented.
    Written 15 July 2022
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand448 contributions
    We drove to the point and it was the cheats way, but had an older person with us who would not be able to do the track. There is a small amount of parking and a nice small cove. Beautiful views back over to Waitangi and Paihia on a nice day.
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • ScampinIzzy
    Whangarei, New Zealand389 contributions
    You can walk or sit at this location, it’s just nice to sit and watch the world go by, it can also be fairly sheltered. Worth spending time here for peace and quiet.
    Written 10 July 2022
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  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand448 contributions
    Well worth the time to check out the tracks. It has 4 stages and we only did 1,2 and 3. The walk over the mangroves is nice, you can spot the fish in the water as you walk over. There was no toilets nearby. Definitely need a moderate rate of fitness and not suitable for strollers.
    Written 12 March 2022
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  • Lorraine M
    Brisbane8 contributions
    We would have loved to bring home some more of the pieces from there.
    So many talented artists, worth dropping in.
    Written 5 March 2020
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  • Inspiration456650
    Russell, New Zealand139 contributions
    This really is a peaceful beautiful track to take through the natural bush. I would say quite an easy walk for most ages.
    Written 8 March 2020
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  • robmcguinness2022
    1 contribution
    Rick and Robin are awesome, some of the nicest people you will ever meet and their sailing experience is second to non.
    The know the Bay very well and their history of it and knowledge of where to head for the best experience is amazing.
    I would highly recommend sailing with them anytime.
    Written 20 February 2022
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  • Charlotte D
    2 contributions
    We had the most amazing day with Vigilant Yacht Charters! One of the best days of my life! We were lucky enough to see Dolphins and went snorkling with Stingrays! Can't recommend these guys enough
    Written 28 February 2022
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  • Lynz_harris68
    1 contribution
    Fabulous afternoon as soon as Mark picked us up from our accommodation. Ake Ake winery activated the tastebuds for both boutique wines and delicious limoncello. Lunch at Marsden Estate was fresh and flavoursome, followed by an offering of another 'full range' wine tasting.
    Great food and wine onboard and feeling very content, we headed back to our accommodation stopping along the way at Living Nature for a quick bit of skin care shopping. A fabulous time and connect of beautiful Aotearoa showcased by Rogue Pony tours. Next day we were met at the wharf by Mark in his stunning Mustang, the drove us to the indoor studio where we let our inner creativity explode with some gentle metal bashing to create pieces of art for both our ears - and our walls. Honestly, I couldn't recommend this more.
    Thanks Mark and Tui for a wonderful two days!
    Written 12 July 2021
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