Russell Mini Tours Bay of Islands

Russell Mini Tours

Romantic Russell – Steeped in history with a very checkered past. Bus tour departing from Russell Wharf, spend a comfortable hour aboard our Mini Coaches as we take you back in time telling you stories going back to the earliest settlers whilst visiting places of significant historical interest around the Russell area not easily covered on foot. Discover why Russell has played such an important role in the history of New Zealand and why we locals love it so much.


  • Tour this tranquil seaside town once called the ‘Hell hole of the Pacific

  • A personal insight into New Zealand's earliest European history

  • Russell was the first capital of New Zealand and a significant place in history

  • Visit areas of historical interest which cannot be easily covered on foot.

  • Stand atop Flagstaff Hill for 360° views of the Bay.

Full Description

Take a guided tour of New Zealand's most historic town onboard one of our comfortable coaches.

This informative tour combines historical knowledge and local insight while taking you past Flagstaff Hill out to Tapeka Point and over to Long Beach to name a few magical places.

Learn some of New Zealand's most important history while visiting New Zealand's first capital as you pass points of interest such as ‘Pompallier House’ and ‘Christ Church’ New Zealand’s oldest existing church, stopping briefly for photo opportunities along the way.

The tour gives you a full rundown of historical events by our charming guides and takes around an hour to complete. You will travel in comfort and learn all there is to know about our historic town with Russell Mini Tours.

Prices are:

Auldts $32, Children $16, Under 5’s are free

Our tours run every day at


10am | 11am |  12pm |  2pm |  3pm  | 4pm


Coach Tour with Commentary

Meeting Point

Russell Wharf

Additional Information

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 48 hours before activity starts.

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NZ$ 32

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All bookings require a current COVID-19 Vaccine Pass to be shown on the day (for ages 12yrs 3mths and above)

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