Northland Ferries

With history dating back over 100 years, Northland Ferries provides reliable and efficient transport options for local communities and visitors across the Northland region. Our vehicle and passenger ferries operate year-round and can accommodate a variety of vehicles, from motorbikes to large trucks and trailers. 

As an integral part of the community, we also assist local emergency services with after-hours support to help keep our communities safe.

Blah Blah Marketing


Blah Blah Marketing has been working with around 50 tourism businesses, plus Business Associations and Community organisations in the Bay of Islands and Northland for 8 years . They are experts in marketing and event management.

Bay of Islands Kayak and Cruises

Locally owned and operated – Designed for Travellers & Kiwis of all ages, who seek a nature cruise adventure with some exciting paddling here in the heart of Pahia, Bay of Islands.

Barefoot Sailing Adventures

A memorable kiwi experience by sail in a unique part of the world. You’ll get to explore the beautiful Bay of Islands with locals as we provide you with options to suit both adventurers and chill-seekers alike. We’ll explore the best of the Bay of Islands’ hidden gems, with a unique and personalised itinerary.

Accommodation Option

The Sleepout and The Loft are in central Russell. The Sleepout is a snug sleepout with detached bathroom, tucked under trees, sunny location in the heart of Russell and The Loft is a new self contained spacious apartment with and easy flat walk to all that Russell has to offer in the way of cafes, restaurants. It is 2 blocks from the wharf.

Omata Estate

Omata Estate Vineyard welcomes you to explore its boutique wines, soak in the beautiful views of the Bay of Islands and enjoy wood fired pizzas or locally supplied produce on a tasty grazing platter. Omata is one of Northlands premier wine growing sites and the wine tasting and your hosts’ chat will leave wanting more, so take home a few bottles.

Charlotte's Kitchen

Charlotte’s Kitchen established in 2015 is relatively new to the dining scene in Paihia and brings a fresh approach to dining – with a killer view right at the end of the Wharf in Paihia, Bay of Islands!

Russell Mini Tours

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Jump on a Russell Mini tour bus and go on a tour which visits areas of historic interest which cannot be easily covered on foot … see sights such as the Giant Sundial, Long Beach, Queen’s View, Tapeka Point and the Flagstaff with stunning 360′ vistas … share in the local history through your drivers entertaining and informative commentary.

Cape Brett Walkways

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Cape Brett Walkways provides support for walkers preferring to walk the Cape Brett Walkway track independently. They can assist with helping you with water transportation to ensure that your walk on the Cape Brett Track is a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Department of Conservation


The Department of Conservation (DOC) site has information about the protection of New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage, how and where you can enjoy public conservation places and how to get involved in conservation.

Paroa Bay Winery

Nestled in a beautiful setting amid the hills of Paroa Bay near Russell, Paroa Bay Winery is a new family owned boutique vineyard combining luxury accommodation and traditional handmade, sustainable wines.

Hananui Lodge

Hananui Lodge is located right on Russell’s waterfront with beautiful sunset sea views. Hananui Apartments are spacious, modern and air conditioned, and are located on York Street.

Affordable Ink

Affordable Ink provides high quality compatible and genuine ink cartridges and toners for Brother, Canon, Epson and HP printers. We deliver ink anywhere in New Zealand and provide excellent customer service. If you have a problem please let us know and we will do our best to fix it.

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park

Russell TOP 10 Holiday Park features modern, self-contained studios, one and two-bedroom villas and cabins. The majority of our cabins and villas are elevated to take advantage of the magnificent sea views and breezes that our beautiful location provides. Spacious multi-use unpowered grassy sites and fully powered, serviced sites for camping and motorhomes. All sites are conveniently located to a large camp kitchen and amenities, with our premium sites featuring views over the Bay of Islands.

PhatHouse Brewing Co

PhatHouse Brewing Co is a lifestyle brewery and bar in Haruru Falls, creating delicious flavourful craft beers and flame-fired pizzas.

NZ Walking Magazine

The NZ Walking Magazine has supported the weekend since the beginning. Walking New Zealand caters to all walking enthusiasts. They define “walking” as day walks, rather than more arduous multi-day outings, which we call “hikes.”

Every issue contains information to help you plan your next adventure: detailed profiles of New Zealand & overseas walks (as well as cycling tracks), dates for upcoming events, High Achievers (a section with inspirational stories about people who have achieved their fitness goals), a directory for walking groups, a photo competition (to win a 6-month subscription), Country Breaks (a section profiling two- & three-day walks & accommodation).

Island Getaway Bay of Islands

Island Getaway Tours departing from Paihia & Russell, combined with remote island stopovers and a range of activities from snorkelling island reefs, stand-up paddle boarding, island walks and lookout points to the chance to spot marine wildlife.

Pompallier Mission and Printery

A beautiful spot on the waterfront.  New Zealand’s only surviving pioneer printery and tannery, Pompallier Mission time-capsules the impact of Bishop Pompallier and his missionaries in introducing Catholicism by producing written works in Te Reo Māori.

Ray White Russell

Experienced team who are very open, honest, reliable and heavily involved in the community. Where customer satisfaction is paramount! You will find us on the busy corner of York and Chapel Street Russell.

Project Island Song

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Project Island Song is the restoration of the pest-free islands of Ipipiri (the eastern Bay of Islands),  an archipelago of island sanctuaries for all to enjoy. It is a partnership between the Guardians of the Bay of Islands (a local community group), Te Rawhiti hapu (Ngati Kuta and Patukeha) and the Department of Conservation.

Northland Experiences

Cycling and walking all year round in our sub tropical climate is one of the ultimate highs for visitors to Northland. With our tours you can get off the beaten track, experience sights you can’t get to by car, and leave knowing that you have really ventured into the heart of Northland.

Duke of Marlborough Hotel

Refreshing Rascals and Reprobates since 1827. Located on the waterfront of Russell in the Bay of Islands, the Duke of Marlborough Hotel offers an outstanding restaurant, accommodation and event venue. Holding New Zealand’s first liquor licence, this historical beauty has been lovingly restored and offers her visitors a great place to relax, unwind and watch the world go by.    Come and visit us in Russell – stay for lunch, stay for dinner or stay the night.

Sea Shuttle BOI

Do it all in one day! Our Island Getaway Activity Cruise lets you Explore the Bay Of Islands, Discover the underwater world and Play your own way. Island walks, Wildlife spotting, Scenic cruising, Snorkeling and Paddleboarding …do as little as you want, or as much as you like!

Zane Grey

Waterfront bar & dining in the heart of Paihia.

Russell Information Centre


Local knowledge is everything!

Russell Information Centre can help you with all your day tours and accommodation needs, from self contained to fully catered. Russell Info is at the end of the wharf in Russell. See us for free helpful advise.