Directions and map

The Bay of Islands is a 3 and a half hour drive north of Auckland city or a short 40 minute flight. A 5 minute car ferry journey takes you from the small coastal town of Opua to Okiato which is the first capital of New Zealand. From there it is an 8 kilometres drive to Russell. If travelling by air, flights from Auckland arrive at Kerikeri airport from which a taxi will take you to Paihia and from there Russell is a 15 minute ferry ride.

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