In addition to being a place of historic importance, the town of Russell in Bay of Islands is a wonderful location to watch the sun rising from the waterfront. Dating back to 1843, Russell was the first European settlement in New Zealand and retains much of its old-world charm. During your included Scenic Freechoice sightseeing tour, you will see many of Russell’s iconic locations including the Christ Church and the historic Pompallier House.
For a Bay of Islands foodie experience, choose an included Taste the Bay Scenic Freechoice tour and discover delicious locally made produce and wines. At Paihia, as an exclusive Scenic Enrich experience, you will witness the mighty Lord of the Forest, Tāne Mahuta kauri tree and hear about its greatness from a local Māori guide. And for a relaxing conclusion to your day, watch the sun go down from the terrace of the Copthorne Bay of Islands Hotel over refreshing Sundowners.