Eating out

There are many fine restaurants in the Bay where you’ll find the best gourmet cooking and warmest hospitality. Some of the friendliest bars in NZ too! Take a short ferry ride to the vibrant seaside town of Paihia or enjoy great seafood right on the Russell waterfront, or at The Duke of Marlborough, an original whaling pub that today also hosts an important annual jazz festival. In August you can hear jazz and blues in clubs and streets of Russell, Paihia and even in the magnificent setting of Haruru Falls.