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.
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!
Tall Ships Regatta
11 January 2020
Prize giving, Hangi and Dancing at Russell Boat Club
Bay of Islands Sailing week
21, 22, 23, 24 January 2020
Jennian Mother's Day Fun Run
3 May 2020
Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival
7, 8, 9 August 2020
Held every year in Paihia, Russell, Kerikeri and Haruru Falls. See international and local bands play on the street for free! In Russell it coincides with the Classic Car Show. You buy a badge and enjoy all the jazz and blues you can handle, all weekend long.
Bay of Islands Walking Weekend
16, 17, 18 October 2020
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
24 October 2020
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
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