For those of you who can cope with a little more action, Russell and neighbouring areas have it all. And you don't have to pay for it all either. There are 11 beaches ideal for swimming and picnics, four boat ramps for those who have driven up with their boats; and nine walking tracks.

For those looking for something more, you can experience:

  • Various fishing charters
  • Sailing charters
  • R Tucker Thompson-Tall ship sailing (taking you back to the days of Captain Cook)
  • Fuller Cruises of the Bay of Islands which take you to the hole in the rock
  • Diving - dive the Rainbow Warrior or the Naval Frigate, Canterbury HMNZNS
  • Swimming with the dolphins
  • Kayaking and pedal boats
  • Jet ski hire
  • Use the water taxis to go out to some of the Islands for the day exploring, swimming and take a picnic
  • Guided coastal walks
  • Sky diving or parasailing
  • Quad bike and horse adventures
  • Scenic flights; and
  • If you really want to spoil yourself, how about chartering a helicopter to exclusive Kauri Cliffs for a round of golf
If you have any questions or need help please call us +64 9 403 7875 or email us:

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