Full Circle Day Walk

Paihia - Opua - Okiato - Russell

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Paihia - Opua = 2 hours
Opua - Okiato Car Ferry = 5 min
Okiato - Russell = 3.5 hours
Russell - Paihia ferry = 20 min

The Okiato to Russell walkway is in 4 easy stages:
Stage 1 - Pipiroa Bay to Aucks Road

Stage 2 - Aucks Road to TeWahapu Road

Stage 3 - TeWahapu Road to Hirst Reserve, Orongo Bay

Stage 4 - Orongo Bay to Russell

Like to give it a go? You can download our printable guide which includes a map and brief description of the walkway.


Points of interest:

- mangrove boardwalks
- historic: site of manganese mining, and first NZ capital
- birdlife of bush, wetland & coast
- vineyard
- oyster farms
- heritage trails around Russell (brochure available Russell Museum)

Shuttle phone numbers:

Paihia Taxis  09 402 7506
Russell Taxi   09 403 8494

Eating places / stores:
Paihia, Opua, Orongo Bay, Russell

 

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