Russell and Bay of Island Activities
Russell is the historic
central hub for Bay of Islands outdoor activities: Boating, fishing,
swimming, tramping, horse-riding or exploring the small settlements
and remote bays and beaches.
Russell itself has a number of the oldest buildings in New Zealand
and a very interesting museum as the original sealers and whalers'
base in this country. It has a large Dept of Conservation activity
centre with informative public displays and items for sale. Russell
is a kiwi protection area and kiwi calls are often heard at night.
Russell is a well-established tourist centre with excellent cafes,
restaurants and art and craft galleries. It is also a focal point of
Maori history and culture both past and present. Well-stocked general
stores are the first point of call for summer boating visitors to
The following links provide further information on some of these
Walks and Tracks
Walks and Tracks near Russell
surrounded by wonderful nature and there are many
opportunities to enjoy it for all levels of fitness and
interest ranging from a casual stroll to a several day
tramp or hike.
Check out our detailed descriptions to enjoy the best of
Russell's great walks and work up an appetite for Russell's
great food. Happy days and bon appetit.
Transport to and from walks may be arranged with Fernz, see
Russell and the Bay of Islands
Fullers operate a
large booking office beside the Russell Wharf. They also
operate local and regional bus tours.
Kings and Dolphin
Kings now amalgamated with Fullers also
operate cruise tours with pickup/dropoff at Russell
Health and Fitness
Russell Medical Centre
Well-equipped General Practice surgery adjacent to St Johns Ambulance service.
16 Church Street, or behind St Johns Ambulance building beside tennis court from York Street.
Ph: 09 403 7690
Well-stocked pharmacy near Russell Medical Centre.
21 York Street.
Ph: 09 403 7835
Health Studio Group
Yoga, Tai-Boe, pilates, physiotherapy, weight loss, lifestyle coaching, individual training. Russell classes.
Russell Medical Aid Trust
Supporting the Russell Medical Centre