Events in the Bay

What's On in the Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival

12, 11, 10 May 2019

Fullers Greatsights Bay of Islands BEAST

6 July 2019

Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival

11, 10, 9 August 2019

Bay of Islands Walking Weekend

20, 19, 18 October 2019

For more information and bookings visit BoI Walking Weekend website here

Coastal classic Yacht race

25 October 2019

Melbourne Cup at the Duke of Marlborough

5 November 2019

The Duke of Marlborough Hotel presents the iconic Melbourne Cup Luncheon on Tuesday 5th November 2018

The day starts from 12.30pm when a glass of bubbles is given on arrival as you are seated at your table. A 3 course lunch follows with all races live on screens throughout the afternoon, Tab, live music between races, and the Duke’s own fun Steeplechase on the Strand. $1500 worth of prizes for best dressed male and female and many spot prizes.

Tickets are only $65, available from reception [094037829]or via email [ [email protected] ]  and you will need to get in quick as seats are selling fast!!!

Firework on the waterfront -New Year Eve

31 December 2019

Watch the Firework on Russell Waterfront at midnight and start the New Year with a bang!

Te Rima Multisport challenge

2 November 2019

For more information please click here

Things to do

Russell and the Bay of Islands offer many great activities and things to do during your stay.

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About Us

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Centrally located, the motel is walking distance Russell's village centre to access shops, cafes and restaurants or simply to enjoy the beach.

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