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Russell Nature Walks

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About Russell Nature Walks
Russell Nature Walks offers short, easy day-time walks & night walks in a Private Forest Reserve near Russell (Bay Of Islands). This is one of the last habitats of two rare birds - weka & kiwi. With your knowledgeable guide you can see & hear NZ birds, learn about native plants & their uses, hunt for Weta, & view glow worms at night. Join us for a 'Forest Ecology Walk' or a 'Night Walk'.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent excursion. Amazing what you have achieved on your property. The walk was very informative. We learnt so much.

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Date of experience: November 2019
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RussellNatureWalks, Owner at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Phillip, thanks for your review and for appreciating out hard work. We hope you enjoy the rest of you time in NZ. Lisette & Eion

Reviewed October 11, 2019

Great walk where I've seen glowswormsdans on the forest, heard the endemic animal the "Ruru", I've tasted the infused peppertree leaf. I was come tout see Kiwi in this natural environnent, I've seen him !!! Thank you to my guide :)

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Date of experience: October 2019
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RussellNatureWalks, Owner at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2019

Seeing a wild kiwi is always a fantastic experience so we're glad you appreciated it....and the glowworms and ruru etc. Thanks for your review, Lisette and Eion

Reviewed October 9, 2019 via mobile

We are lucky to have joined both day and night walk. Home to a collection of plants and animals found nowhere else in the world, the site is unique and haven to native flightless birds like weka. Don't expect to meet moa. But you will...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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RussellNatureWalks, Owner at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2019

Thanks for you review and for coming on our Ecology Walk and Night Walk. The weka you met hasn't brought her chicks out to see us yet but I think they will soon be big enough. Enjoy the rest of your holiday, Lisette and Eion

Reviewed March 19, 2019

A must do, take the night walk to see our local Kiwi, see the giant native Weta and experience a relaxing walk with local hosts who will share their knowledge with you about our native flora, fauna, Kiwi and

Date of experience: March 2019
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RussellNatureWalks, Owner at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2019

I'm really pleased you enjoyed the walk in the forest at night. Thank you for coming and hope the rest of your trip went well. Thanks Eion

Reviewed March 12, 2019

Great fun. While we didn’t see a kiwi or much wildlife, the forest and stars and experience were captivating and the quirky/fascinating little experiments with various small creatures very interesting. The guide is friendly and knowledgeable.

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Date of experience: March 2019
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RussellNatureWalks, Owner at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2019

Hey, thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the experience with us. Eion and Lisette

Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

Huge fun creeping about the forest in the dark ,listening for birds and looking for insects. We did some star gazing which was amazing.

Date of experience: March 2019
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RussellNatureWalks, Manager at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2019

It is fun! Creeping around at night brings back the kid in all of us. Thanks for your review, Eion and Lisette

Reviewed February 10, 2019

We chose the ecology walk and I can highly recommend this walk to everybody interested in NZs environment, fauna and flora! Thank you, Lisette!

Date of experience: February 2019
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RussellNatureWalks, Owner at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Thanks for your review. It was great to have you on the walk and I'm glad I was able to answer your questions.....almost all of them anyway ;-) Lisette

Reviewed February 8, 2019

We had a great time in New Zealand and in Sydney during, before and after our Cruise, 24 Jan- 3 Feb 2019. The best tour we received was with Russell Nature Walks. It was informative and beautiful. We were treated to great walk on their...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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RussellNatureWalks, Owner at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

We're thrilled that Russell Nature Walks was able to give you the best tour of your holiday. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, Lisette and Eion

Reviewed January 30, 2019

We had a great visit. Our guide, Liesel, was knowledgeable and excited about the land and the birds in their small refuge. It is a fairly low key walk. Only 6 people in our group so it was easy to hear and stay engaged in...More

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Date of experience: January 2019
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RussellNatureWalks, Owner at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

We're glad you enjoyed being in a small group - it's important to us that everybody wno comes here has the opportunity to participate and interact. Thanks for your review, Lisette and Eion

Reviewed January 28, 2019

Excellent huize ego showed and explained all about the plants, insects, and of course the Kiwi. The walk was well prepared and inspiring. Of you love nature, you must go!

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Date of experience: January 2019
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RussellNatureWalks, Owner at Russell Nature Walks, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Nature is what inspires us so we're glad you feel the same way. Thanks for your review. Lisette and Eion

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Roman0725
January 22, 2018|
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Response from RussellNatureWalks | Property representative |
Hello, Our Night Walk begins at sunset, which is at around 610pm on 5th April. The walk costs $60 per adult. For more information and to make a booking, go to our website. Regards, Lisette and Eion
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garygray2015
October 15, 2015|
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Response from RussellNatureWalks | Property representative |
Hello Gary, I'm glad you've heard good things about us. Your cruise ship will run tenders to Paihia. From Paihia you can take a passenger ferry to Russell - it leaves every 20 minutes, takes 15 minutes, costs about $7pp... More
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