The Bay of Islands Walking Weekend
Moturua Island Song - Sailing on the Tall Ship – R Tucker Thompson - Walk 7A
Sailing out from Russell aboard a comfortable sailing vessel, experience the peacefulness of arriving at a suitable landing place. On Moturua Island you will disembark and visit a collection of beaches each with its own unique archaeological historical perspective. Moturua was host to some early French explorers, a significant farming operation supplying milk to the mainland, a substantial defence battery and barracks, an underground network of bunkers communication and water reservoir. Along the way between beaches the walk allows you to take in some of the re-introduced wildlife, spectacular views about the Bay. The last beach visited is one of the earliest known landing sites of voyaging Polynesians. Diggings have revealed a collection of artifacts dated back to approximately 1320. Once back on board a relaxed sail back to Russell with a nice cuppa tea.
Sunday 18th October, 7.30am - on the Tall Ship R Tucker Thompson
Duration 8 hours – sailing and walking
Distance - 5 km walking
Grade - Medium
Cost – Adult $75, child $50
Category - Family friendly – Children 10 years plus
Maximum Walkers: 30
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.
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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).