About the Bay of Islands

Steeped in history and stunning scenery, the Bay of Islands is located on the east coast of New Zealand's sub-tropical North. Made up of 144 islands, The Bay has a wealth of land and sea based activity - all of which are accessible from Russell. Russell is a beautiful seaside town with a superb historic story covering settlements, land wars, whaling to becoming our nation’s first capital. From whalers to missionaries to today’s traveller, Russell and the Bay of Islands has always had something special to offer. 

What our customers say

Thank you SO much for hosting our dream wedding! We are so over the moon with how everything went and looked, I am IN LOVE with The Duke! And so are all of our friends and family and no doubt they will all be back. I couldn't have asked for a better venue! But honestly it wouldn't have been as good without the amazing staff at The Duke! You all ensured everything went smooth sailing, nothing was a problem. The food was incredible! Service was excellent, - you guys are just the best!!

- Chantel and Mark 3rd March 2017,

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