Contact

Don’t be shy - our friendly reception and front of house team are available to help with your query or booking.

35 The Strand, Russell
Bay of Islands
New Zealand
Phone +64 9 403 7829
Fax: +64 9 403 7828
E-Mail: info@theduke.co.nz

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Car Ferry

The vehicle ferry which operates a continuous service during the day and a reduced service until 10:00pm. Bookings are not required and you pay on board. 

Car Ferry Facts

First ferry Leaves Okiato 06:40am  (mainland side), Leaves Opua 06:50am  (Russell side)

Last ferry leaves: Okiato 2200 (mainland side) , Leave Opua 2150 (Russell side)

Travel time: 10mins

Tickets: Purchased on board - cash and eftpos/visa available

Passenger Ferry

There are a number of passenger Ferry's that run between Russell and Paihia regularly throughout the day.  The trip is approx 15 mins. First ferry leaves Russell at 7am departing Paihia at 7.20am and goes approx every 20mins during the summer and half hour during the winter.  From 5pm the ferry drops to every hour last ferry departing 10.00pm from Russell and 10:30 from Paihia. Pay on board.  Please check with reception for current time table and prices. 

Pease note A fast ferry operates during summer on demand and takes about 5 mins

 

What our customers say

We were so impressed by the Duke from their fast communication to the final details. Both Bridget and Ida helped us plan most of the wedding from overseas (London) and were efficient, conscientious and most of all made the planning enjoyable! I would highly recommend their team to anyone. Ida, the wedding planner has loads of experience and was able to provide advice on vendors, timing, the ceremony and all the minute details. She was always well organised and nothing was too much trouble. This allowed us to have a really personalised experience which is very rare in reception venues! We called her day and night (including Sundays!) and she was always friendly and helpful. Furthermore on the day Jana ran the reception like clockwork and it was nice to know we could relax in good hands. She genuinely listened to our requests and treated the wedding like it was her own. As a designer I can be a stickler for details but the team went out of their way to accommodate the items &details I wanted to include-including the chefs! The Duke of Marlborough is the perfect location for an Auckland destination wedding. Our friends were happy to drive up and have all raved about how beautiful Russell is and stunning the Duke was. The rooms are beautiful and the ornate ballroom is divine when filled with flowers!! It took my breath away to see it all done up on our wedding day. We look forward to a continued friendship with the team (especially Ida the amazing planner) and will be returning very soon to your little piece of paradise! A HUGE THANK YOU to your team!

- Lauren and Shon February 2016,

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