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Russell, Northland, New Zealand
09-402843009-4028430
0800 8825370800 882537
09 402 8431

Come sailing on Northland’s own iconic tall ship the R. Tucker Thompson!
Often voted the best day of any holiday it is always an experience not to be missed.

You’ll be able to get involved with sailing the ship, help set the sails, ride on the bowsprit, climb the rigging, or alternatively you can simply relax while our crew does the work.
The ship is spacious and comfortable and the friendly crew makes it a memorable and personal experience.
Morning cream tea and a delicious BBQ lunch are included.

With the wind behind her, the “Tucker” is one of Bay’s most eco-friendly vessels so you’ll know that your carbon footprint has been kept to a minimum. The ship is operated as a not-for profit charitable trust with profits from day sail activities being used to support youth sail training programmes over the New Zealand winter.

From October to Easter excluding Christmas Day
Day Sail in the Bay Departs daily 1000 from Russell Wharf (0930 Paihia transfer)
Returns 1530 to Russell Wharf (4.00 pm Paihia)
Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
Late Afternoon Cruise departs 1600 ex Russell Wharf, returning Opua 1745 with coach transfer to Paihia. Return Russell 18.20
Over winter we run 7-day youth sail training voyages, starting after Easter.

R.Tucker Thompson Sail Training Trust
Learning for Life through the Sea

Postal: P O Box 42 Opua, 0241
Maritime Building, Marsden Road, Paihia

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17 Wellington Street, Russell, New Zealand

Relax. Revive. Repeat.

Revive Day Spa offers a variety of massage and beauty services in a relaxed setting. Unwind and recenter with one of our luxury treatments or make a quick stop with an express treatment. Our aim is for you to leave feeling blissful, pampered and revived.

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Russell, New Zealand

Unique private tours of the Bay of Islands & The Far North in Jeep Wranglers or V8 Mustang.

Rogue Pony tours are about showcasing the Bay of Islands as one of the finest locations in New Zealand, particularly seen from our unique and sometimes quirky viewpoint. At Rogue Pony our sightseeing tours are about quality, fun and an undeniable hunger for discovery and adventure.

It’s always relaxed, with a sense of “going with the flow”, having the flexibility to adapt and ensuring you have the most enjoyable tour possible.  We have a wealth of knowledge to share with you and we get great pleasure from hosting our guests and answering their questions, no matter how obscure!  Have you been wanting to ask questions about New Zealand while you have been on holiday?  Ask us!

No two tours are ever the same. Our interaction with you steers your tour from a “standard sightseeing tour” to an enriched adventure focused on what’s most appropriate for you.   It may be discussing dairy farming, history, art or whatever road we go down, as there is no set commentary.  No matter what’s on the cards, there’ll most likely be some surprises and unexpected moments of delight.

As soon as you book your Rogue Pony tour, it’s locked in and confirmed.  All our tours are priced per vehicle with no minimum number of passengers.

We also provide wedding car hire for that special day or airport transfers from any accommodation between Russell and the Bay of Islands Airport in Kerikeri.

Open year round.

RIDES BEYOND THE ORDINARY – GO ROGUE!

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5960 Russell Road, Russell, New Zealand

Affordable accommodation options in a picturesque setting with abundant bird life, including kiwis and north island wekas.

From privately situated fully self contained bungalows through to cabins or glamping for families and couples, all our accommodation features decks to make the most of the relaxed indoor/outdoor living opportunities of a sunny climate. Choose your own spacious powered or unpowered camp site in a natural bush setting and enjoy all our facilities including a swimming pool, playground, outdoor games, fish smokehouse, BBQ areas, campfire, wood fired pizza oven (free wood provided) and free boat parking.
Close to the Twin Coast Cycle Trail so bring your bikes! We also offer comfortable Specialised cycle trail bikes for hire, with bike helmets and locks included with hire. Our bikes are serviced before each hireage and we offer secure bike storage and minor bike repairs.
Russell – Orongo Bay Holiday Park offers you a central base from which you can explore Russell and the Bay of Islands and is adjacent to the walkway to Russell and the Bay of Islands Full Circle Day Walk.
Bring your kayaks and fishing rods and we will share with you some great spots to sample the warm waters and stunning scenery of the Bay.

Angela & Don Armitage

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13 The Strand, Russell, New Zealand

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.

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Russell, Northland, New Zealand

Russell Booking and Information Centre is situated right on the Russell Wharf.
Independently owned and operated.

OPEN 7 DAYS  during daylight hours

We are your one-stop solution for all Tour, Accommodation and Activities bookings in Russell and the Bay of Islands New Zealand.

Contact us now so that we can put our wealth of local knowledge and experience to work for you, and arrange the perfect itinerary for your time in the Bay of Islands – all at no cost to you!!

Russell Booking & Information Centre
The Wharf
PO Box 65
Russell

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5 York Street, Russell, New Zealand

Russell Post Centre, stationery, newsagents, books, second hand books, magazines, cards, postcards, calendars, children’s books, Maori books, New Zealand books, toys, souvenirs, office supplies, printer cartridges. Mail centre includes courier service and stamps.

Business Hours

Monday 8:30am – 5pm

Tuesday 8:30am – 5pm

Wednesday 8:30am – 5pm

Thursday 8:30am – 5pm

Friday 8:30am – 5pm

Saturday 8:30am – 2pm

Sunday 8:30am – 2pm (Summer Only)

Other Categories:

Books
Stationery

Office Supplies
Postcard
Toy
Mailing Services
Magazines
Souvenirs
Stamps
Postal Services
Stationery
Printers Cartridges

 

 

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Russell Four Square is listed as a Category 2 building in the Historic Places Trust Register. It is the only surviving 19th Century trading store still fulfilling it’s original purpose on the Russell waterfront.

 

Summer Hours: 7:15am – 9:00pm

Winter Hours: 7:15am – 8:00pm

Many Four Square Stores are of important historical significance in the development of this country.

One such store is Russell Four Square, which is listed as a Category 2 building in the Historic Places Trust Register, (Category 2 standing for a significant place).

It is the only surviving 19th Century trading store still fulfilling it’s original purpose on the Russell waterfront.

Built in the 1880’s, the store was strangely designed. The sleeping quarters were upstairs and were reached by an outside staircase. The stairs have long gone and access is now by way of a vertical ladder onto a flat roof leading to a porch. Consequently upstairs is no longer used. The kitchen-living room was a stand-alone single storey building situated in the back yard of the shop…

Some information contained within this article was sourced form an article by M. King in the Russell Review Volume 4 1981 with the kind permission of the Russell Museum.

Groceries and provisions – They locals know this as the Front Shop, come in for fresh vegetables and supplies.

Liquor will not be sold to persons under 18 years of age. Only the following evidence of age documents are acceptable: HANZ 18+ Card, New Zealand Photographic Drivers Licence, New Zealand or Overseas Passport. Liquor may only be sold during the hours specified in the store licence. It is now an infringement offence to buy liquor if you are under 18 years of age.

 

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1 Cass Street, Russell, New Zealand

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.

Learn About:
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.

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2 York Street, Russell, New Zealand

The Russell Museum tells the story of the development of Russell/Kororareka, from a small Maori fishing village, to a port of call for visiting ships and whalers to today’s tourist town.

The collection features Maori taonga, a small waka (canoe), a one-fifth scale model of Captain Cook’s Endeavour, an original whaleboat and mementos of game fisherman, Zane Grey plus much more.
Enjoy watching the DVD of historic Russell and see the exhibitions.

Stroll through the Museum grounds and discover the Maori herbal plants in the garden.
The Museum shop features a wide range of special gifts, souvenirs and historic books.

Open every day (except Christmas Day).
January: 10am-5pm
February-December: 10am-4pm

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21 York Street, Russell, New Zealand

Opening Hours:

Weekdays – 8:30am – 5:00pm

Saturdays – 9:00am to 12:00pm

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25 The Strand, Russell, New Zealand
09 403721809 4037218
09 4037218

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.
International arrivals
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.

Russell Radio
VHF Channel 63

15 Aucks Road, Russell, New Zealand
09 403 833809 403 8338

Storage options for all – large & small, short- or long-term! Please call for more information.

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1 James Street, Russell, New Zealand

Russell Top 10 Holiday Park offers great accommodation, stunning sea views and a relaxed holiday atmosphere.
We have the answer to all your accommodation needs.

Secluded motel units with elevated sea views over Russell, family accommodation, a range of cabins, deluxe campervan sites with sea views, and tent and flat powered sites in attractive park-like surroundings.

Russell Top 10 is an easy five minute walk from the centre of the historic village of Russell in the beautiful Bay of Islands, and within easy reach of beaches and all activities. So park your car and make Russell Top 10’s accommodation your top choice if you want to relax, play and stay on your next Bay of Islands holiday.

Reception Hours: Summer – 8am – 8pm
Winter – 8.30am-6.30pm

Free Phone 0800 148671

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1 Manawaora Road, Russell, New Zealand

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.

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131 Long Beach Road, Russell, New Zealand

Picturesque views of the beach, ocean and Islands that give the Bay of Island its fame. Relax, swim, fish, snorkel, picnic or kayak. Take an easy evening stroll on the beach and the bush walk that leads you to Russell town centre in less than 20 minutes. Stroll back under the watchful eye of the moon and glittering milky way.

 

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10 Chapel Street, Russell, New Zealand

Seaport Village Holiday Accommodations consist of a variety of accommodations which are fully self contained, spacious and luxurious. Our accommodations offer the comforts of home away from home right here in the bay of islands.

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15 York Street, Russell, New Zealand

Local Art, Craft, Jewellery, Wearable Art

Visit us in historic Russell (Kororareka), centre of the beautiful Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

South Sea Art in central Russell stocks NZ artists, both local and further afield. A delightful gallery, run by a passionate curator – who can offer framing and shipping services as well as fine prints, oils and sculptures. A must see in Russell.

Open: 10 am to 5:30 pm daily during the summer.

Where: 15 York Street, Russell, Bay of Islands.
Look for our handsome refurbished old building in the main street of Russell.

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8 York Street, Russell, New Zealand

We are manufacturers of natural soap and skin care products. Our soaps are suitable for all the family especially those with sensitive skin & suitable for eczema & dermatitis sufferers.

OPENING HOURS

Monday-Saturday
9:00am – 5:30pm

Sunday/pub holidays
10.00am-5pm

Winter hours 10am – 4pm

Our range of Palm Oil Free products include: Sensitive skin soap, Baby Soap, Lavender Soap, Shaving Bar, Lemon Eucalypt Shampoo Bar, Dog Shampoo, Citrus Zest Liquid Soap & Lavender Liquid Soap.

Our aim is to provide an affordable natural alternative to commercial soaps. We use the best natural ingredients & supply to Organic outlets, Supermarkets, Health food shops and our natural dog soaps are available at all good Vets & Pet stores in New Zealand.

 

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16 Chapel Street, Russell, New Zealand

Offering luxurious 5 star accommodation, this is the perfect base for your Bay of Islands trip.

After a busy day enjoying all that the Bay of Islands has to offer, you’ll love coming back to your “home away from home” to relax and wind down.

Tanoa Russell Cottages lie in the heart of the tranquil historic town of Russell, well-known for being the birthplace of the Treaty of Waitangi. Drink in the beautiful scenery and take part in a plethora of activities: shopping, eating out, swimming in blue waters brimming with marine life or walking the secluded beaches and forests. You will adore the Bay of Islands and you deserve the perfection and comfort of our cottages.

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