Directions from Auckland

The trip from Auckland city centre should take about 3 - 3½ hours, although summer holiday traffic may slow things down. Take State Highway 1 (SH1) north to Whangarei. About 45 minutes north of Whangarei at Kawakawa take SH11 to Paihia and follow the signs to Opua and Russell via vehicle ferry. The ferry is a shuttle, which runs continuously from 6.50am - 10pm and costs about $22.00 return for a car and two people. Drive off the ferry and follow the main road for about 9kms until you get to Russell. Take the first road to your right after Russell Motel (Robertson Rd). Go up the hill and turn left. We are 50 meters along at the corner of Hazard St. and Gould St.

Map of Russell