Bay Of Islands Activities

Bay of Islands Waka Festival

16, 17 February 2019

For more information click here

Far North Go Green Awards

28 March 2019

Trash to Trendy Treasure

Far North Go Green Award  will be announced at dinner at the Duke of Marlborough Hotel 

Set menu $65 per person, cash bar.  For details click  here


Upsurge Art Festival

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 April 2019

A six day festival of the arts around the Bay of Islands region.

For more information and tickets purchase click here

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...

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!

Fishing Tournements

So many fish – so little time. Russell and the Bay of Islands are hosts to a wide variety of fishing tournaments. From the Zane Grey one Base to the International Yellow tale there is one to suit all fisher-people.

Click here for more information.

What our customers say

We loved everything about our wedding at The Duke of Marlborough. The venue has such character and class and it suited our wedding style perfectly. Even without adding any styling, it is truly a stunning venue and location. The team were a breeze to work with as we added our own little touches for our wedding reception. The service from all the Duke staff was impeccable, and the food (as always) was divine. We had so many comments from our guests after our wedding about the outstanding food and wonderful service. Big thanks to Ida, Tim and the team for running such a smooth operation. We would do it all again in a heartbeat. - Chloe & Kent xx

- Chloe & Kent 24th March 2016,

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