Walk 2 – The Full Circle – Paihia to Russell
Leaving Russell, you head towards Okiato, which is the site of New Zealand’s first capital. Walk along stunning mangrove boardwalks and then into bush where the terrain is more challenging before settling onto more coastal boardwalks. Catch the car ferry from Okiato to Opua. The picturesque walk from Opua to Paihia takes you around many points, beaches, and bays. Catching the Bay Belle passenger ferry from Paihia back to Russell.
It is a great sense of accomplishment having completed the full circle that many think you can only circumnavigate either by car or ferry!
Assemble HQ 8.30am
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: this is part of the Omata walks