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Russel Walking Tour: A Stroll Through History

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Starting from £69.42 GBP / Adult
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Ferry across the Bay for a walking tour through the historic streets of Russell, the first capital of New Zealand. Though hard to imagine these days, the town was once the stomping ground of rugged whalers, seedy traders and all sorts of unseemly folks. Charles Darwin, himself, called it, “the land of cannibalism, murder and all atrocious crimes.” As you amble along, witness the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where New Zealand's founding charter was signed in 1840. Continue past New Zealand's oldest licensed hotel and its oldest surviving church, where musket holes from the Northern Wars still dot the walls. Pop into a lovely cottage to enjoy Morning Tea before touring the Mission Printery, which lies just next door, for a fascinating glimpse into the devoted efforts of French missionaries. Afterwards, spend some free time browsing the arts and crafts shops for which today's Russell is so well known.
HighlightsShow
  • Enjoy a scenic ferry ride across the bay to reach New Zealand's first capital, the town of Russel.
  • Learn about its rugged days as the home of whalers, traders, and less-than-upstanding citizenry.
  • Enjoy a traditional Morning Tea at a quaint cottage and some free time to mill about the artisan shops.
What to BringShow
  • KeyCard and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Local currency
What to WearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Important NotesShow
  • Guests must be able to walk approximately 1.25 miles over mostly flat surfaces and navigate 15 steps.
  • Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
  • Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour.
Location Bay Of Islands, New ZealandBay Of Islands, New Zealand
Tour Code BI36BI36
Duration4.00 Hours4.00 Hours
Activity Level#Medium#Medium
RestrictionsMinimum age: 5 years
Minimum age: 5 years
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