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Flagstaff Hill

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Address: Russell, New Zealand
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Flagstaff Hill

Russell is lovely, though obviously busy in the summer. It has a more laid back and genteel feel than Paihia. We had a very relaxed few hours on the beach in front of the Duke of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Oxford, United Kingdom

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Russell is lovely, though obviously busy in the summer. It has a more laid back and genteel feel than Paihia. We had a very relaxed few hours on the beach in front of the Duke of Marlborough listening to a very good singer on the Strand opposite DofM. We then walked up to Falgstaff, via the road. It's not that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the trek up the hill and interesting history behind the flagpole .We took the bush trek and good to see the native vegetation

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Sarina, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to visit, short walk but steep in places. Several scenic tracks to walk along as well with seats on the way to admire the views.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walk up the hill not so interesting but the view from the top made it worthwhile. Hill bit steep for a 4yr old.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The subject says it all. Panoramic views of the Bay of islands are amazing. Lots of little tracks you can go for a walk on as well.

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Narrabri, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to do at russell so we did flagstaff hill and associated bush tracks Well sign posted and excellent view

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very important historical site at Russell. Well worth the hike to the top but make sure you follow directions off the end of Wellington St or you may end up walking a long way! Observed weka, pigeons, tui and kingfishers and enjoyed the spectacular views from the flagstaff.

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Keen on walking? We just had an awesome day.....took the ferry from Paihia to Russell, had a leisurely brunch before heading up to Flagstaff Hill. We didn't stop there though and continued up Tapeka Road all the way to Tapeka Poit Beach. Head up Du Fresne Pl and you will find a walking track which will take you to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous view of the Bay of Islands for the top. Historic and atmospheric place. A must for every traveller with an interest in Kiwi history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a gentle slope and definitely worth the trip. We even bumped into a local up there who loves to give tourists a run-down of the highlights. Very welcoming.

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