Walk 2 – The Full Circle – Russell to Russell via Paihia

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Bay of Islands Walking Weekend Saturday 14th October Walk 2

The Full Circle – Russell to Russell via Paihia 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.

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!

Saturday 14th October

Assemble HQ: 8.30am
Depart: 8.45 am
Return to HQ: approx 3 pm
Duration: 6 Hours Distance: 17 kms
Grade: Hard Maximum walkers: 20
Category: Family friendly – Children 10 years plus
Cost: $35 (includes both ferries and guided walk)

Please note: this is part of the Omata Estate walks and the Fours Walks in One.


1. Please check what is included and the time and length of your walk so you know what you need to bring in terms of food and water. It’s always a good idea to have a card or cash on you as you never know what you might encounter along the way.

2. The Russell Bowling Club is our Walking Weekend HQ, all walks start from there. Our guides are all passionate and knowledgeable about the Bay of Islands area and bring something special to the walking experience. Each walk has no more than 20 people.

Our HQ is the Russell Bowling Club where people can meet, chat about their day and have something to eat and drink. Russell is a fantastic base for the weekend with lots of great restaurants, places to stay and for the non-walkers out there. We are very excited about this weekend and the great walking experiences there are here in the Bay of Islands. Time to get your walking boots out of the cupboard and join us in the Bay of Islands. Visit our website to see all the walks you can do.

How to Find Us
From $35


Russell Bowling Club, Russell, Bay of Islands

Event Dates

Saturday 14 October 2023