Bay of Islands Walking Weekend
Te Araroa Taster - Walk 10
Te Araroa – New Zealand’s Long Trail passes through the Bay of Islands. This walk extends from Cape Reinga to Bluff. One of the walks of Te Araroa is called “Russell Forest Track” and is one of the highlights of Te Araroa. Expect to get wet boots on this track, as 4km of the track is in the beautiful Papakauri Stream, where you will be boulder-hopping or simply wading through reflective pools overhung with young totara.
It’ll take longer than you think, and at this time of the year the water could be cold, so wear appropriate clothing and bring a change of clothes for when we are out of the water. Roughly 4 km is in water and 6 km out of it! Poles are a good idea too! (Please note: organisers reserve the right to take you on another walk should the weather not be appropriate as this walk should not be attempted during or after heavy rain!)
Saturday 17th October
Duration walking 5 to 6 hours
Plus 30 minute bus ride to the start and 45 mins back to HQ
Cost Adult $50.00, Child $25 (includes transport)
Maximum walkers 12
Category - Family friendly – Children 10 years plus
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 Colette from Russell Information Centre: 0800 633 255 or (09) 403 8020 (Russell Office).