The first capital of New Zealand

Russell is a 15 minute ferry ride from Paihia, or if you prefer to take your car with you, you can catch another ferry from Opua, which is 5 minutes drive from Paihia.

Russell is known for being a romantic and historic destination because of its beautiful beaches, historic buildings, stunning accommodation and excellent restaurants.

Activities include the Russell museum which features a great selection of local history, soaking in the sunshine, enjoying one of the many restaurants or cafés and shopping for quality goods to remember your visit by.

Need a rental car for your trip?

Far North Rentals offers high-quality and reliable vehicles, 24/7 roadside assistance and competitive rates.