Russell Heritage Trail and Bush Walks

The Russell Heritage Trail is a series of walks around Russell. Being such a historic place there are so many points of interest in such a small area.


The Russell Heritage Trail provides 4 separate trail options from a simple walk around town to day treks. The walks sometimes pass thru light bush and they can reach some excellent lookout points.

Here are the walks in detail. Visit the information centre under the Bay of Islands Swordfish Club or the Russell Museum for a trail map.

Russell Heritage Trail One

1. Government Wharf
2. Duke of Marlborough
3. Custom House
4. Fish Factory, Cavalli and Russell Houses
5. Baker's House
6. Immigrant Cottage
7. Russell Methodist Church
8. Russell Catholic Church
9. Russell School
10. Christ Church
11. Pompallier
12. Mill Island
13. DOC Visitor Centre
14. Crane
14a. Cenotaph
15. Walker Passage
16. Russell Museum
17. Cannon
18. The Gables
19. Swordfish Club
20. Russell General Store

Russell Heritage Trail Two

21. Watering Bay
22. Maiki Hill, Flagstaff
23. Sundial
24. Tapeka Pa
25. Norfolk Island Pines
26. Brick Bay

Russell Heritage Trail Three

27. Army Camp
28. Long Beach Pass
29. Long Beach / Oneroa
30. Queens View

Russell Heritage Trail Four

31. Matawhi Bay
32. Uriti
33. Tikitikioure
34. Orongo
35. Orongo Homestead
36. Aucks Road
37. Te Wahapu
38. Okiato