A relaxed Russell's Nature walk brings you through a lush forest to encounter native birds like the Weka, Tui, and Pipit. This Paihia tour provides a memorable scenic location, one of the last areas in the world where the rare Kiwi and North Island Weka can be seen in the wild.
The native plants and insects that your guide will direct your attention toward naturally depends on the season. The walk is always different because the forest is in a continual natural flux. Even so, you'll gain a closer understanding of the cycle of life in the forest as keen eyes will be will looking for its many winged inhabitants.
This guided Bay of Islands tour is calming, scenic, and informative. It's a perfect way to familiarize yourself with the natural habitats on the Bay of Islands. Book today for your next great shore excursion.
The Russel Nature walk through the forest was brilliant. We were greeted by some native WEKA chicks.We learnt about the nesting boxes used by the KIWI bird. Saw a short video about the first recorded birth and first days of a KIWI chick. We walked through the bush, past various stands of native trees and swamp as the environment changed. We saw the WETA insect,the largest in New Zealand. Numerous birds flitered around us and we observed them at one point for several minutes. We picked KAWKAWA leaves and made a beautiful tea to drink. Groups are kept small in numbers. Fantastic afternoon had by the guests. Definitely go again if in the area. Next time will try the evening excursion.
Reviewer: Jill the bird lover
This walk was an excellent excursion when we visited the beautiful Bay of Islands. Russell is such a lovely seaside village. Definitely nicer than Paihia where most people go. A definite must do! Thanks Lisette for showing us your unique plants, insects, and birds.