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Whangamumu Whaling Walk - Walk 8


Sat 30 Sep 2017, 7:30am–1:30pm

Where: Russell Bowling Club, 15 Church St, Russell, Bay of Islands

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $43.00 ($40.00 + $3.00 fees)
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Listed by: steph9

This has been one of our most popular walks in the past.

Take a 30-minute bus ride from Russell to the roadside entrance. Get kitted up and comfortable, head across the Tongatapu wetland to start a 40-minute climb to above the tranquil harbour of Whangamumu. A popular anchorage is known by coastal travellers as a safe port in a storm.

Descend to the beach and take the opportunity to visit the remains of a whaling station abandoned in 1932. There will be a small amount of water to paddle through – so be prepared to get wet feet! Have lunch amongst the quiet of empty industry. A short walk to a picturesque waterfall, refill the drink bottle, then make your way back to the main beach, dry feet, boots on and settle in for the steady climb then a leisurely descent to your bus.

Duration – 6 hours.
Distance - 5 km walking.
Ticket includes bus trip.
Grade - Medium.
Category: Family friendly. Max Walkers: 20.

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).