Northland and the Bay of Islands Places




There are several pleasant walks around the Russell area; the most challenging—and spectacular—is the Cape Brett Tramping Track out to the lighthouse. It takes about eight hours round-trip. It costs NZ$30 to walk the track, and you can stay in a hut for NZ$12.20 per night. You must book in advance, as this is a popular walk. It is not for the unfit, and good shoes are a must. Check with the Russell Information Center on the wharf. For a shorter jaunt on your own (an hour each way), follow the Whangamumu Walking Track to the remnants of a whaling station. Many relics such as an old boiler and vats are still left at the station.

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