Bay Of Islands Activities
Check out all these exciting events and activities held in the Bay of Islands - all of which you can do while staying and enjoying the comforts of The Duke of Marlborough Hotel.
Fullers Great Sights Bay of Islands BEAST
24 August 2019
The Fullers Greatsights Bay of Islands BEAST is a super tough 7km course course over rolling countryside; navigating swamps, river crossings, a little bit of mud, some very steep hills and traverse rugged uneven terrain. Tickets www.runwalkseries.co.nz
5 October 2019
This Boutique Food and Wine Festival is in its 10th year in the Bay of Islands. This is “it!!” – the event not to be missed – Love it! Cook it! Drink it! Bite it! Sing it! Check out the details here
Bay of Islands Walking Weekend
18, 19, 20 October 2019
Based in Russell, the Bay of Islands Walking Weekend has 18 walks to choose from – from a Cultural History tour around the Russell Village to an Island Ramble – heading out on the famous R. Tucker Thompson to Otehei Bay, there is something for everyone who loves to walk! For more information and bookings please visit the BoI..
Coastal Classic Yacht Race
25 October 2019
This challenging coastal race is one of the biggest of its type in the world, and it's long marked the opening of the summer sailing season for many hundreds of Kiwi boaties. www.costalclassic.co.nz
Melbourne Cup at the Duke of Marlborough
5 November 2019
The Duke of Marlborough Hotel presents the iconic Melbourne Cup Luncheon on Tuesday 5th November 2019
Details coming soon, but mark it in your dairy as it's an event not to be missed!
Kerikeri Half Marathon
23 November 2019
The ASB Kerikeri Half Marathon on Saturday, 23 November 2019 is a predominantly downhill run from Okaihau to Kerikeri, and is the final event in the Sport Northland Run/Walk Series each year. For more information see www.runwalkseries.co.nz
Firework on Russell waterfront - New Year Eve
31 December 2019
Watch the Firework on Russell Waterfront at midnight and start the New Year with a bang!
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We are so happy we chose the Duke of Marlborough for our wedding reception venue. Ida did a an amazing job prior to the wedding with answering all our questions and timely communication. She set our minds at ease about how things were to run on the day and provided us good advice about structuring our wedding reception. On the day everything flowed smoothly and worked well. The staff at the Duke on the night were very professional and many of our guests said what a great job they did. The food was amazing and we have received many compliments from our guests about how lovely the wedding was. We can not recommend the Duke highly enough, and I'm sure we'll be back for a visit soon. Rebekah and Miles 22nd December 2017
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