The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend
Full Circle Walk – Russell to Russell via Paihia - Walk 2
Leaving Russell you head towards Okiato, which is the site of New Zealand’s first capital. Walking along the stunning mangrove boardwalks and then into the bush where the terrain is more challenging before settling onto more coastal boardwalks before catching the car ferry in Okiato for a 5 minute ferry ride to Opua. Plenty of birdsong on this section of the walk, and do keep an eye out for Weka. The picturesque walk from Opua to Paihia takes you around many points, beaches and bays with the matching changes of flora and fauna all the way to Opua. Catching the Bay Belle passenger ferry from Paihia back to Russell.
It’s a great sense of accomplishment having completed the full circle that many think you can only circumnavigate either by car or ferry!
Sat 19th October 8:30 am
Duration - 6 Hours
Distance - 17 kms
Cost - Adult $35, Child $15 (includes both ferries)
Grade - hard
Maximum walkers - 20
Category - Family friendly – Children 10 years plus
Please note: The Okiato to Orongo Bay walk and Omata Estate walk are both 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).