Events

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.

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

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 2019

$65 for 3 course meal and glass of bubbles.  To book a seat seat please call our front of house team on 09 403 7829, tickets are selling out fast. Click here for more details.

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!

What our customers say

The Duke is an exceptional place to have a wedding. From the moment we arrived in town The Dukes staff knew who we were days ahead and made us and our families and friends feel extra special. On the day, bad weather meant a change of plans with the Duke now suddenly also hosting the ceremony on their front deck. This was all taken in its stride and went without a hiccup. The food is second to none, the staff are seriously exceptional, providing a service none of our guests had ever experienced. For one week the Duke became our second home. Special thanks to Ida, Ellie, Sam and Col. Thanks again and we will see you all soon! Hayley and Michael, Nov 1, 2018

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