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Flagstaff Hill

Russell, New Zealand
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“great walk” (9 reviews)
Russell, New Zealand

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked up here from town. steep climb but worth the viewa and distance not far from ferry point. Historic point of New zealand

Thank Frances M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place with a spectacular view of Russell and its surroundings. For a place that is free of charge the views are simply incredible. The only thing is you need transport to get there as it's a fair walk from Russell town.

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

The most amazing views of the bay of islands, you can see forever. Best on a sunny day. Also enjoy the Weka who walk around the car park and can appear by the Flagstaff. Historical place with views over the bay to Waitangi. Can walk...More

Thank getdihere
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Hone Heki had a beef with this place and worth the easy but steepish bush walk to see a key piece of NZs rich history and a great view!

Thank alextP8567UM
Reviewed 23 June 2017

While it's definitely a steep drive up, be thankful you dont have to climb it!!!! The view is invredible and worth the effort. We spent about 20 minutes all up here so its easy to fit in.

1  Thank ashofmelbourne
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We found our way to Flagstahh Holland was rewarded with some stunning 360 degree views. It is a bit of a scary drive up with the turn off on the main road on a tight corner. We went up at around 3:30pm and took some...More

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 9 June 2017

This is a quick uphill hike to the top of the hill overlooking Russell. Its well worth the trip and the beautiful tile work on the sundial is quite an art piece!

Thank TropicSplendor
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We walked up the track with our three children aged 2-9. It is an uphill climb but definitely worth it when you reach the top.

Thank anitacameron
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We walked to the top of the hill up the road and then did the walk down via the beach, which is a much prettier way. the view from the top is great but is obstructed somewhat by trees. I'm not sure but I could...More

Thank sherylb531
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Took a ferry($12 return) from Paihai to the Russel and walked up to Flagstaff Hill to see beautiful bay. 360 degrees of view was spectacular. We saw our Cruise ship in the bay. On the way to Flagstaff Hill, we saw a famous New Zealand...More

Thank Junior9
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16 October 2016|
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Response from Adrian M | Reviewed this property |
You can get close by road. Go up the very steep Flagstaff Rd and at a crest you go left up a narrow road to very close but a short walk to the great view over the bays.