The Bay of Islands is made up of a vast number of vibrant green coves, beaches, inlets and 144 islands set within turquoise seas….

Family Friendly Accommodation RussellEco – Tourism

Russell  is ideal for  low impact activities and exploration such as walking, cycling,swimming and kayaking. Located within the geographic centre of the Bay of Islands and offering the best views of the Bay , Russell is a peninsula with an island feel.

Sunset on the bay of islandsOn the Bay

Explore the Bay of Islands through a wide range of activities including swimming with dolphins, sailing, fishing, diving, cruising or kayaking. All boat tours depart from the Russell Wharf – you can book at the Russell – Orongo Bay Holiday Park tour desk.

On the ShoreRussell The Strand

If you are looking for the best views of the Bay, stunning, unspoiled and natural landscapes, Russell peninsula and its charming village is a must see.

Family Friendly Accommodation RussellRussell Walks

Discover Russell and the Bay of Islands by taking a walk. There are plenty of scenic walks to choose from including the famous Bay of Islands Full Circle Day Walk.

Twin Coast Cycle Trail - Family Friendly Accommodation RussellTwin Coast Cycle Trail

The Twin Coast Cycle Trail in Northland is one of New Zealand’s 18 Great Rides.