Russell Nature Walks - Night Walk

Enjoy a magical, informative Night Walk in a Private Forest and Kiwi Conservation Area with your friendly, qualified guides: Lisette and Eion. We are near Russell, in the beautiful Bay of Islands. This is an experience not to be missed.


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The forest changes when the sun sets! This is when Kiwi come out to forage, giving you a chance to hear or even see wild Kiwi in their natural habitat. You may hear the evening chorus of Weka and the cry of the Ruru, a native owl. This is also when shy insects emerge from their shelters, like the large, primitive New Zealand weta. And glow-worms light up.

Our Night Walks are in a private Forest and Kiwi Conservation Area only 2.5 km from the historic village of Russell, in the beautiful Bay of Islands. This is one of the last habitats of two rare birds - kiwi and weka.

We specialise in small groups (maximum of 6). Walks last 2 hours and suit most fitness levels. Every ticket sold contributes to our Conservation Project.

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Physical address

Russell Nature Walks, Russell, 6080 Russell Whakapara Road, Northland & Bay of Islands, New Zealand, Russell, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $60.00
(16 year(s) and under)
Age restriction:
Other charges:
We can arrange transport for an additional charge.
Further pricing information:
Family (2 adults + 2 Children): $150. 10% discount for bookings of 4 or more adults.
Cancellation policy:
If we need to cancel a walk for any reason (e.g. weather conditions) a full refund will be available. A cancellation made within 72 hours of the walk will cost 50% of the total booking price. A cancellation is made within 24 hours of the walk will cost 100% of the total booking price

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
30km to Bay of Islands airport, Kerikeri
Proximity to coach terminal:
10 minute ferry trip to Paihia
Proximity to town:
2.5km from the centre of Russell village.

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Opening times

Business hours:
Walks begin at Sunset (contact us to confirm the time)
Months of operation:
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Nov, Dec

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