Bay Of Islands Activities

Bay of Islands Country and Rock festival

10, 11, 12 May 2019

Fullers Greatsights Bay of Islands BEAST

6 July 2019

Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival

9, 10, 11 August 2019

Bay of Islands Walking Weekend

18, 19, 20 October 2019

For more information and bookings please visit the BoI Walking weekend website here

Coastal Classic Yacht Race

25 October 2019

Te Rima Multisport challenge

2 November 2019

For more information please click here

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 2018

The day starts from 12.30pm when a glass of bubbles is given on arrival as you are seated at your table. A 3 course lunch follows with all races live on screens throughout the afternoon, Tab, live music between races, and the Duke’s own fun Steeplechase on the Strand...

Kerikeri Half Marathon

23 November 2019

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!

What our customers say

We booked the Duke as our wedding venue around about 1.5 years before our wedding, the only thing we were on time with getting organized and I am so glad we did! Ida and the team could not have been more helpful, with customizing their already delicious menu plan, helping to remind us and organize all those details that are easy to overlook, with moving and removing people around rooms to suit various dates/requirements (we booked the hotel for 4 nights) The staff couldn't have been more helpful and attentive.The hotel itself is beautiful and the setting was just perfect for a wedding. We loved it so much we plan to come back every year for our anniversary!

- Laura & Bradley 3rd December 2016,

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