Apart from the grand old Duke of Marlborough Hotel (New Zealand’s first licenced hotel) with its olde worlde charm and prime location right on the waterfront, you have many holiday homes and boutique B&Bs along with a few motels to choose from in Russell.
Today, thankfully, it shows a more genteel nature as a romantic holiday destination with its range of charming restaurants and cafes, abundant fresh local produce and seafood, exquisitely restored historic buildings and excellent art galleries.
Flagstaff Hill with its magnificent views overlooking the Bay of Islands is only a short walk away. You can also walk to Tapeka Point Historic Reserve on a headland at the end of the peninsula as well as Oneroa Bay (Long Beach) where you will discover a gently shelving beach sheltered from wind and safe for swimming.
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