You can access this by walking from Russell or be lazy like us and drive Once there great view of Russell and surrounding bays Also has a strong historical significance for NZ
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Not to be missed. Extensive views back to Paihia and Waitangi, Russell and the outer islands. You can walk up track via the seafront in Russell or drive up. Very step incline. Flat parking. You can often see weka about enjoying the grubs.
Hiked this is December 2017 and you'll want to bring water because going up the bitumen the heat radiates and there isn't a lot of shade. There is a longer, more scenic forested trail that is identified by a sign post. So we hiked the...More
The sight where 4 flag poles with the British flag were chopped down by some an ally of Hone Heke and Hone Heke himself between 1844 and 1846. On the 4th flag chopping all the British defenders were killed. There is a plaque at the...More
This is a very significant historic site in the history of New Zealand and definitely worth the walk up the hill to see it. You are also rewarded with some great views across the Bay of Islands. We walked up the road route as it...More
There are two sites at the top of Fagstaff hill so try and see both. The historic one is where the Maori chiefs who were against British rule kept chopping down the flagstaff where the British flag was flown as a result of which there...More
Flagstaff Hill is the closest vantage point to Russell/Kororareka township and the place where the colonial British raised their flag, only for the pole to be cut down with an axe, again and again, by the first Maori activist Hone Heke and his band, much...More
Kelly was very informative and friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed this little trip up to Flagstaff Hill after my Hole in the Rock Cruise with Explore.