Full Circle Walk – Walk 2

Where: Russell Bowling Club, 5 Church Street, Russell, Russell, Bay of Islands

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • General Admission: $35.00
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Catch the passenger ferry from Russell to Paihia, stroll around the many points, beaches and bays with the matching changes of flora and fauna all the way to Opua. The inner bay landscape now hides history, lost to age in progress, army camps, boat building sites.

There you catch the car ferry for a 5-minute crossing to Okiato, the site of New Zealand’s first capital. From Okiato you walk on boardwalks, encounter some challenging terrain and then settle into more stunning mangrove boardwalks, before following a small stretch of road back into Russell. Perhaps you’ll recognise the birdsong, do keep an eye out for Weka between Okiato and Russell. Stop for a refreshment at Opua Store and Russell Garage.

Duration - 6 Hours.
Distance - 17 km.
Ticket includes both ferries.
Grade - Hard.
Category: Family friendly. Max. Walkers: 20

Please note: The Okiato to Orongo Bay walk is part of this walk.

All walks depart from the Russell Bowling Club in Russell. There are many walks to book on - so look at all the walks you can do over the 3 days. The walks are all guided and the guides are knowledgeable and passionate about the region.

Visit our website to see all the walks you can do.
For more on accommodation and what is on in the region - speak to Collette - Russell Information Centre - 0800 633 255 or (09) 403 8020 (Russell Office).

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