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Bay of Islands Walking Festival 2024

The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend.  10, 11, 12, 13 October 2024

 The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend has a huge variety of walks. We walk many of the islands and remote spots on the peninsula that are hard to access as individuals – the walking weekend makes it cost effective and hassle free.  The walks are spectacular with breath taking scenery, amazing flora and fauna, but also very rich in history and culture, you are walking in footsteps of some of the first explorers to arrive in New Zealand. 

There is something for everyone – an overnight stay out at iconic Cape Brett, kayaking and walking, cycling and walking. If you are doing a walk on one of the islands, travelling the short trip on a launch or on the Barefoot Adventures Catamaran is a wonderful scenic adventure in itself!  Many walks incorporate great food and we have three vineyard walks, and a walk to the award winning PhatHouse Brewery.  You can walk from 2km to 21km. 

We are lucky enough to be able to guide you over some magnificent walks on private land – only open to the Walking Weekend.

We have many return walkers – year after year – this speaks volumes about the weekend.

Our guides are all passionate and knowledgeable about the Bay of Islands area and bring something special to the walking experience. Each walk has no more than 20 people. Our HQ is the Russell Bowling Club where people can meet, chat about their day and have something to eat and drink.

Russell is a fantastic base for the weekend with lots of great restaurants, places to stay and for the non-walkers out there  We are very excited about this weekend and the great walking experiences there are here in the Bay of Islands. Time to get your walking boots out of the cupboard and join us in the Bay of Islands.

Events

Walk 9 – Kotikoti Walk – Over Private Land

Walk 9 – Kotikoti Walk – Over Private Land

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Thu 10 Oct 2:30pm – more dates
Outdoors, Tramping

Walk 4 – The Pāroa Bay Vineyard – Walk, Lunch and Wine

Walk 4 – The Pāroa Bay Vineyard – Walk, Lunch and Wine

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Thu 10 Oct 7:30am – more dates
Outdoors, Tramping

Walk 24 - Tapeka Nature Walk and Geocaching

Walk 24 - Tapeka Nature Walk and Geocaching

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Thu 10 Oct 9:30am
Outdoors, Tramping

Walk 11 – Moturua Island Song with Barefoot Sailing

Walk 11 – Moturua Island Song with Barefoot Sailing

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Fri 11 Oct 9:00am – more dates
Outdoors, Tramping

Walk 6 - Omata Estate Vineyard from Russell 10km

Walk 6 - Omata Estate Vineyard from Russell 10km

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Fri 11 Oct 2:30pm – more dates
Outdoors, Tramping

Walk 8 – Omata Estate Vineyard – Non-Walkers

Walk 8 – Omata Estate Vineyard – Non-Walkers

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Fri 11 Oct 4:30pm – more dates
Outdoors, Tramping

Walk 3 – The Pāroa Bay Vineyard – Friday Wine and Dine

Walk 3 – The Pāroa Bay Vineyard – Friday Wine and Dine

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Fri 11 Oct 12:30pm
Outdoors, Tramping

Walk 7 - Pests, Platters and Pinot Gris at Omata Estate *NEW

Walk 7 - Pests, Platters and Pinot Gris at Omata Estate *NEW

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Fri 11 Oct 1:00pm – more dates
Outdoors, Tramping

Walk 18 – Phathouse Brewery and River Walk

Walk 18 – Phathouse Brewery and River Walk

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Fri 11 Oct 9:15am – more dates
Outdoors, Tramping

Walk 21 – The Island Hop - Urupukapuka and Motuarohia Island

Walk 21 – The Island Hop - Urupukapuka and Motuarohia Island

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Fri 11 Oct 7:30am
Outdoors, Tramping

Walk 14 – The Club Walk - Humour is the Heart of Russell

Walk 14 – The Club Walk - Humour is the Heart of Russell

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Fri 11 Oct 3:30pm
Outdoors, Tramping

Walk 13 – Mana, Missionaries and Mayhem

Walk 13 – Mana, Missionaries and Mayhem

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Fri 11 Oct 10:00am
Outdoors, Tramping

Walk 15 – Rakaumangamanga – Cape Brett Overnight Walk

Walk 15 – Rakaumangamanga – Cape Brett Overnight Walk

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Fri 11 Oct 8:00am
Outdoors, Tramping

Walk 2 – The Full Circle – Russell to Russell via Paihia

Walk 2 – The Full Circle – Russell to Russell via Paihia

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Sat 12 Oct 8:30am
Outdoors, Tramping

Walk 20 – Urupukapuka Island – The Ultimate Loop Walk

Walk 20 – Urupukapuka Island – The Ultimate Loop Walk

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Sat 12 Oct 8:30am – more dates
Outdoors, Tramping

Walk 1 –Marsden Cross and The Landing Vineyard

Walk 1 –Marsden Cross and The Landing Vineyard

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Sat 12 Oct 8:00am
Outdoors, Tramping

Walk 12 – Four walks in One! 21km

Walk 12 – Four walks in One! 21km

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Sat 12 Oct 7:15am
Outdoors, Tramping

Walk 19 – Twin Coast Cycle Trail - Walk and Bike

Walk 19 – Twin Coast Cycle Trail - Walk and Bike

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Sat 12 Oct 8:30am
Outdoors, Tramping

Walk 17 – Paihia Lookout and Charlotte's Kitchen

Walk 17 – Paihia Lookout and Charlotte's Kitchen

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Sun 13 Oct 10:30am
Outdoors, Tramping

Walk 10 – Moturua Island - By Launch

Walk 10 – Moturua Island - By Launch

Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Sun 13 Oct 9:30am
Outdoors, Tramping

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