Bay of Islands Walking Weekend
Walk 1 – Back to the Future – “The Landing” – Sailing, Walking, Wine Tasting, Lunch
Board the R Tucker Thompson sailing ship and start thinking what the Bay of Islands used to look like with such beautiful boats. Arrive at Marsden Cross, New Zealand’s first planned European settlement where Māori and Europeans lived side by side. Think more about how things were.
NZ’s very first Christmas Day was celebrated at Marsden Cross in 1814.
Walk the 1 km track uphill sharing information of the past as we go.
Now it’s back to the future. We have arranged with “The Landing” to walk some of their wetland area and historical sites before arriving at “The Boathouse” for a two course lunch with wine tasting of course!
Perhaps you saw “The Landing” recently on TV. It was part of the series “ Lap of Luxury”.
Once you have visited, we know you will be back. Perhaps the walk should be called “Back in the Future!”
Our return to Russell should be by sail, let’s hope the wind gets up! Total walk is less than 6 km.
Saturday 16 October
Assemble HQ 8am
Duration – 8 hours sailing and walking
Distance – up to 6 km
Grade – Easy to medium
Cost – Adult $220 pp (includes transport, 2 course lunch and wine tasting)
Child – N/A
Category – Adult friendly (18+ only)
Maximum Walkers 42 (The group will be split in two groups for walking purposes)
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.