Romantic Russell – Steeped in history with a very checkered past. Spend a comfortable hour aboard our Mini Coaches as we take you back in time telling you stories going back to the earliest settlers whilst visiting places of significant historical interest not easily covered on foot. Discover why Russell has played such an important role in the history of New Zealand and why we locals love it so much.
Duke of Marlborough Hotel, the Police Station, Flagstaff Hill, Long Beach, Adobe Cottage, Queens View, Matauwhi Bay, Pompallier House, Tapeka, Christ’s Anglican Church, Museum and the township.
Tours depart daily from Russell Wharf
Oct – Apr 10am 11am 12pm 2pm 3pm 4pm
May – Sept 11pm 12pm 1pm 2pm
Adults $30 children $15 under 5’s free
Charter rate and group concessions available on request.
There are few places in the world where you get the sense of land emerging from the ocean — where you can trace the contours of the land down below the waterline — where land and ocean are not binary or separate, but continuous. New Zealand’s Paroa Bay is one of these places — a sheltered inlet enveloped by a perfectly irregular peninsula —with the larger subtropical and iconic Bay of Islands stretching out across the horizon.
The Paroa Bay experience is continuous — from the considered architecture of our villas, through the carefully selected ingredients on our menu, to the artisanal quality of our wines, we offer an experience of complete relaxation and luxury in a truly unique and awe-inspiring setting.
Perched above this breath-taking bay is our premier luxury accommodation — Paroa Bay Winery and Estate. Our property features three superb villas, a sprawling boutique vineyard, and our world-class restaurant Sage — ensuring every aspect of a luxurious experience is not only catered to but plentifully provided for.
We do not have to look far for inspiration at Sage — our restaurant at Paroa Bay Winery. Perched high above the idyllic Bay of Islands, it is the Moana (ocean) and Whenua (land) who inform and inspire our menu. From the end of the fishing line cast into the sea to the orchard doors of our suppliers and our very own onsite gardens, our focus is on locally grown and sourced ingredients which combine seamlessly into a uniquely creative brand of New Zealand cuisine.
With a broad-ranging menu that features some of the freshest and most revered offerings from the ocean — all sustainably fished and line-caught — and some of New Zealand’s world-renowned natural produce, our chefs work to strike the perfect balance between creative flair and allowing their ingredients to be savoured as they are. And with all dishes thoughtfully matched from wines directly from our very own cellar door, the culinary experience is full-circle. It is our considered and intuitive approach that pervades the restaurant at Sage, from ingredient sourcing, through the kitchen and front of house.
In a world where sustainability matters, we’re extremely proud to know that almost every ingredient in our kitchen has come from just down the road — we even picked some of them ourselves. It is the connection between our surroundings and our menu that sets Sage apart — and when the surroundings are one of the most beautiful natural environments on the planet you can taste the difference.
COURTESY SHUTTLE SERVICE
Free pick-up from Russell and surrounding areas, or arrive on a boat and we will pick you up from the beach!
Sage is just a 15-minute drive from Russell. From the Okiato car ferry, turn right to Russell Whakapara Road at the petrol station intersection.
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL – 09 403 8270 or email@example.com
Summer: Oct (Labor Weekend) to End of April 12:00pm – 9:00pm Open Wednesday to Sunday
Winter: May (First Weekend) to Oct (Labor Weekend) 12:00pm – 9:00pm Open Friday to Sunday
What better way to spend a day in the Bay of Islands than on the water!
Hire our Motorboat, Catamarans, Kayaks, Paddleboards and Row Boat (with outboard) in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
Cruise on a Motorboat: Get out on the water with our Motorboat and cruise to an island or two in our part of the Bay of Islands. Try your luck fishing, diving or snorkelling.
Sail a Hobie catamaran: Go sailing on one of our Hobie catamarans. Enjoy with friends or family. Can be exciting when the wind’s up.
Paddle a Kayak: Choose from single or double kayaks and enjoy the bay in and around Russell.
Get on a Paddleboard: Our easy to use standup paddleboards come with a FREE lesson.
Row boats: With or without an outboard. Ideal for a cruise or row around the bay close to or a nearby fishing spots.
Russell Boat and Beach Hire are:
John: a Kiwi who spent much of his childhood fishing at Castlepoint and in the Marlborough Sounds. After living in Australia then Scotland for 20 years working in IT software development and PC repairs he found Russell
Maggie: originates from Scotland spending many years as a primary school teacher.
Enterprise Russell in a not-for-profit Charitable Trust, run by some 40 interesting, helpful volunteers of many nationalities and backgrounds. We are a true example of community pride in action.
We run an internet cafe & office in York Street equipped with 8 fast internet terminals including one with Skype, plus a wi-fi hub. We provide for downloading files & photographs to CD/DVD and memory sticks, plus both black/white and colour copying, faxing and laminating. Ours is a friendly, helpful service that generates significant net income, with all profits being donated to the local community.
We also publish the 16 page, high quality mixed colour and black/white “Russell Lights” newsletter each fortnight on a strictly non-profit making basis both in hard copy and electronic formats. This is widely read by locals, visitors and Russell “swallows” who winter overseas. This provides an excellent low-cost, effective means for local businesses and individuals to advertise virtually anything. This helps to promote local businesses and to keep the wider community informed about what is going on through the diverse articles featured in our columns. The modest revenue from this advertising covers the production costs of this quality publication.
Enterprise Russell has donated about $180,000 to a wide-variety of merit-worthy organizations over the last nine years.. This works out at close to $20,000 per year, with roughly 40% going towards health initiatives, 20% each to community and youth affairs and nearly 10% towards the environment.
Visit us to see for yourself! In The Traders Mall, 5 York Street, Russell
Russell Radio, a local volunteer radio station, provides excellent an excellent service for visiting boats, including logging trip reports, interpreting the weather reports and providing assistance for boats (whether it be for medical emergencies, sinkings, broken freezer parts, location of the nearest fuel pumps or booking hair appointments).
They are entirely funded through membership fees of $60 per annum or donations, so feel free to pop in and say thanks or become a member if they have helped you out – they are at 25 The Strand. Russell Radio operates on Channel 63 from 0900 to 1900 daily, 365 days a year and broadcasts local weather reports at 0900, 0930, 1330 and 1750.
The Bay of Islands’ port of Opua is the international port of entry for the Northland region and cruising yachts should report to New Zealand Customs for customs clearance as well as Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries inspection using Channel 16 on the VHF radio or thru Russell Radio on ch 63. Normal paperwork (valid passport and visa) will be required.
VHF Channel 63
VIGILANT IS A CLASSIC 42FT YACHT AVAILABLE FOR DAY SAILS AND OVERNIGHT CHARTERS IN RUSSELL, BAY OF ISLANDS.
Step on board our stunning 42ft classic cutter sailing yacht, and experience the Bay of Islands from a whole new vantage point. Built from New Zealand native timber, Vigilant Yacht Charters offers a comfortable and spacious sailing experience for up to 10 people.
Capture the magic of this classic single mast yacht as you sail around the aquatic playground of the bay of islands.
Design your own day, your own custom built adventure, aboard this 12 metre fully equipped yacht which offers you the very best in quality, comfort and safety and where your experienced skipper and crew are on board to ensure you have a day to remember.
Paroa Bay Chalets are well located for guests to enjoy nearby Russell (restaurants, cafes, bakery, shops, etc), Jacks Bay, visiting the local oyster farms and within walking distance of the fabulous Paroa Bay family run vineyard.
Our chalets are two bedroom, two bathroom, architecturally designed and recently built, and can accommodate a maximum of 6 people.
The chalets provide the perfect setting for all types of occasions… romantic getaways, honeymoons, reunions, family holidays or just chilling with friends.
The chalets are stand alone and offer private decks (with BBQ facilities), and are fully self-contained with dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, ipod docking stereo, sky TV, wifi and modern amenities. King beds are provided with luxury linen (towels etc). Bedrooms can be re-configured and children are very welcome.
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• Restructuring Debt
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· Buying a business
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· Business planning and forecasting
· Valuations of shares and enterprises
And yes, we do accounting, auditing and tax work as well.
Phone us or call into our offices, Williams Rd, Paihia or Hobson Ave, Kerikeri (opp Post Office) for an appointment.
Paihia | +64 9 402 7926 | Paihia@pkfpl.co.nz
Kerikeri | +64 9 407 7142 | Kerikeri@pkfpl.co.nz