Russell Events

January

  • Bay of Islands tall ship race
  • Bay of Islands sailing week

February

  • Waitangi Day

March

  • BDO Tour of Northland

May

  • Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival

June

  • Matariki – Maori New Year

July

August

October

  • The Coastal Classic – one of the world’s iconic yacht races and NZ’s premier yacht race

September

  • Bay of Islands Snorkel Scuba Race //
  • Russell Oyster Festival //

Russell Fishing tournaments

  • January // El Dorado Billfish Tournament
  • February // Reel Ladies Tournament & NZ Sport Fishing Nationals
  • March // Zane Grey International One Base Fishing Tournament
  • April // International Game fish tournament
  • June // BOI International Yellowtail/Kingfish Tournament