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

Dear Ida, Bridget, Anton, Dan and all your wonderful staff I simply had to write to pass on our heartfelt thanks. Our requests from overseas were many and varied, but mostly we wanted to create a wonderful, stress-free day, for ourselves and our guests. You all, together, made our day more than perfect. Our expectations were more than exceeded – and we will never forget it. Your assistance with planning; not only the reception and accommodation at the Duke, but also the flowers, the makeup, the hair stylist, the photographer, the baby-sitter, and even the brunch the following day, made everything so uncomplicated. Our guests were thrilled with the venue, the wedding as a whole, and most prominent were the comments on the quality of the food. Each member of your staff were helpful, friendly and completely willing to assist us in all ways, without hesitation. We simply can’t thank you enough for such a memorable few days at The Duke. We shall return, and probably with most of our guests.

- Maarea & Tim Sollart,

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