Discover the fascinating and authentic stories about Russell Kororāreka. Download a digital guided walk from the App store, then walk in your own time at your own pace listening to local voices telling our stories.
Hikoi Tahi Walking Tours offer digital tours that share stories rarely heard before. Download the walk from the App stores whenever you want, before you leave home if you like.
Then when you are ready, walk in your own time at your own pace, listening to local voices telling national stories, great if you arrive late or leave early morning.
Developed in partnership with local Māori, some walks are free others, carry a small fee; a percentage of profits are shared with the hapū and community groups who share their stories with you. A perfect digital postcard of your Russell experience. If you don’t have a smart phone, then hire a table from the Russell Information Centre. Me hikoi tahi – let’s walk together.
Flagstaff or Maiki Hill is an important Bay of Islands landmark. The British flew the Union Jack from the staff. Local dissension among the Maori lead Hone Heke and his allies to chop it down as an act of defiance. Despite reinstatement and military protection, it was felled four times before the war in the north was sparked. It was not to end until the battle at Ruapekapeka Pa. Plan and prepare No dogs or fires are allowed in the Reserve – this is kiwi habitat. Russell Mini Tours takes a coach to the site or you can download the Flagstaff story from Hikoi Tahi Walking Tours.
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