Russell Mini Tour - 1 Hour

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Highlights & inclusions

Intimate one-hour coach tour
Historical knowledge and local insight
Stunning Bay of Islands views from Flagstaff Hill
Learn about Russell's history as Kororāreka
Engaging driver commentary from a local expert
First town and sea port in New Zealand
or 4 payments of $8.05 with more info
Free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to experience

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Tue, Jul 23, 2024

What you can expect

Take in the sights of Russell on an intimate one-hour coach tour combining historical knowledge and local insight. Learn about significant sites like Pompallier House and Christ Church and stand atop Flagstaff Hill for stunning Bay of Islands views.

Known until the early 1840s as Kororāreka, Russell was the first town and sea port in New Zealand. The Bay of Islands offered a safe anchorage and by the 1830s Russell had become a lawless trading centre where whalers, seafarers and merchants mixed with adventurers, deserters and escaped convicts from Australia.


What you need to know

  • A full commentary is provided by your local tour guide
  • Christ Church
  • Duke of Marlborough Hotel
  • Oneroa (Long Beach)
  • Flagstaff Hill (Te Maiki)
  • Engaging driver commentary from a local expert
  • 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, (3pm summer only)
  • This experience will take approximately 1 hour
Departure Location
  • Ferry Departs Russell Wharf
What To Bring
  • A warm jacket
  • Walking shoes
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
Cancellation Policy
  • Fullers GreatSights requires 24 hours’ notice of cancellation for all scheduled departure bookings.
  • Fullers GreatSights reserve the right to alter proposed routes or cancel any departure in the interest of passenger safety and/or comfort.
  • All departures are subject to minimum numbers, sea and weather conditions and Fullers GreatSights reserve the right to cancel departures in the event that requirements are not met.
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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  • Help code: D2B-673B
  • This experience is supplied by Bay of Islands Hole in the Rock Dolphin Cruise


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