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Address: Russell, New Zealand
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Took Ferry to Russell from Paihai / Short gentle incline walk for great view

Short gentle incline walk, don't take the tour, it's about 25 minutes, to a fabulous 360 view of the bay of Islands. Low tide is best, but there is a high tide trail also. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Coreen S
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Canmore, Canada
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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Short gentle incline walk, don't take the tour, it's about 25 minutes, to a fabulous 360 view of the bay of Islands. Low tide is best, but there is a high tide trail also. We walked up one way from the beachfront along the boardwalk from wharf, through residential areas with lots of beautiful foliage then from the flagstaff, took... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked up the designated track to the top of the hill and made it in the indicated 30 minute time (both of us 70 years old, and one with hip and knee replacements), which is not to say this is an easy walk. The views at the top are marvelous and well worth the effort.

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Vasteras, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Took a walk up hill from the town to see this monument. Very nice view from up here, and the walk was tough .....

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Warkworth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time at a Wedding at Pmpellier House followed by reception at The Duke of Marlborough. A wonderful day at long Beach and a BBQ at The Duke Tavern.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the things to do in Russell so why not? it is a steep climb and although I thought all of the steep hill walking I had done in NZ would have helped, it was still exhausting. The views weer ok but the main thing was that there was a weka in the car park who seemed... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You get better views of the BOI Harbour from Russell at the end of the street left of the Ferry. At the top in the old days the views would be spectacular. Now still good but not to me gob smacking. Worth a walk if you only have limited time in BOI. The Mt Bledisloe Lookout suffers from the same... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taken up here as part of a one hour minibus guided trip - the views were great and so was the story about the flagpoles. A very pleasant setting.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great walk or cycle from Russell with superb views. Continue and walk to Tapeka Pt for a lovely beach and swim.

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Went up by car, walked down through the bush. Great views of the islands and the mainland. Make sure to also walk to the sun dial while you are up there.

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Good views. Pleasant walk through forest from town. Well-written plaque explaining history, which was further augmented by our previously getting the history from a visit to Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

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