Embark on a picturesque journey through the stunning landscapes of Kororareka Peninsula, which are filled with the colourful history of early Maoris and European exploration. Hear about international involvement in the Bay of Islands, see where Captain Cook first landed in 1769, and uncover intriguing tales and legends of trading, conflict, whaling, and more. Enjoy a guided visit along The Strand to a Maori Reserve, witness the oldest church in New Zealand, and wander around the Russell Museum. Savour morning tea at Russell’s Swordfish Club, a wunderkammer of game fishing history, then relax on the ferry ride back to Paihia.

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