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✔ 4 nights at Arcadia Lodge in the Ranginui Suite including breakfast
✔ Russell Mini tour
✔ Carino NZ Day Sailing
✔ Salt Air Cape Reinga by Air & 4WD
✔ Return passenger ferry to Paihia from Russell
5 Day Escape to Russell
From $1129 per person share twin
Travel: 20 Jan-30 Apr 21
Day 1 – Arrive Russell
Arrive into Russell and check into your accommodation for the next few nights. This historic town is home to some of New Zealand’s oldest buildings dating back to 1843. Take a stroll around Russell and step back in time discovering the colourful past of this quaint seaside village.
Day 2 – at Russell
Get to know your surroundings. After a leisurely start to the day head down into the village and meet up with the team at Fullers for a guided mini tour of Russell. This is an ideal way to find out about the history, hear to stories and get the locals recommendations of where to go for lunch and what the must see’s of the area are.
Day 3 – at Russell
It’s a must to get out on the water while visiting the Bay of Islands. Carino Sailing will deliver an unforgettable experience. Sailing on a catamaran, wildlife spotting, swimming & snorkelling, island stops and a kiwi style BBQ lunch are all included.
Day 4 – Russell to Cape Reinga
You’ll catch the ferry from Russell across the bay to Paihia this morning. Once on the mainland you’ll join the crew at Salt Air for a trip to the northern most point of the country. Fly up to Cape Reinga, walk out to the lighthouse and then experience a 4WD journey back down to the Bays. The ferry will take you back across to Russell for your last night Arcadia Lodge.
Day 5 – Depart Russell
After breakfast check out and head home.
What you’ll love
This historic early 20th century house and boutique Russell B&B accommodation is a Bay of Islands landmark, sitting in a magnificent position looking out over Russell's tranquil Matauwhi Bay. Only a short stroll from the village centre with its cafes, restaurants, and boutique shopping.
Russell Mini tour
Take in the sights of Russell on an intimate one-hour coach tour combining historical knowledge and local insight. Learn about significant sites like Pompallier House and Christ Church and stand atop Flagstaff Hill for stunning Bay of Islands views.
Carino NZ Day Sailing
Sail with us and discover the stunning scenery and amazing wildlife of the beautiful bay of islands. Surrounded by turquoise water, vivid green islands and diverse wildlife, sailing on Carino NZ our 50ft catamaran is the best way to experience the stunning bay of islands. Watch wild dolphins and seabirds in their ocean habitat. We are only yacht licensed to view wild dolphins in the Bay.
INCLUSIONS: Sailing experience, Island stopover, snorkeling gear (masks, snorkels, fins, wetsuits), Morning tea/coffee, BBQ lunch, Dolphin Watching (no guarantees and subject to conditions)
Salt Air Cape Reinga by Air & 4WD
Salt Air’s “Cape Reinga Fly/Drive” product is an all inclusive tour and the best way to experience Cape Reinga. Depart Kerikeri airport in one of our modern aircraft, where each passenger has their own window seat. Our friendly pilots chat along the way about local history and points of interest. We fly up the west coast, with low level views of the world famous 90 mile beach before landing at a private airfield near the Cape. Here we are met by our comfortable air conditioned vehicle for a 2.5 hour guided ground tour exploring the top of New Zealand including Cape Reinga lighthouse where the 2 oceans meet. From here we make our way back to the plane and fly down Northland’s spectacular east coast via the Bay of Islands. Much of this stunning eastern coastline is untouched and not accessible by road.
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Please note that full terms and conditions apply - see your House of Travel consultant for details.
• $50pp non-refundable deposit due at time of booking
• Package price is based on twin share and is correct at the time of submission but is subject to change without notice.
• Valid for travel as specified.
• Valid for sales until sold out.
• All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation.
• Prices are per person in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only.
• Blackout dates may apply.
• Surcharges may apply over special event periods and over school holidays.
• Cancellation and Amendment fees apply. Cancellation policy for Arcadia Lodge is as follows; within 14 days of arrival – 50% charge, within 7 days of arrival – 100% charge.
• Airfares are not included and are an additional cost. Please ask your House of Travel consultant for the best option to suit your needs.
Quote Package code: ANZ205DRUSARC
HOT Code: CMPNZHOLS20