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Okiato to Russell Walkway

Intermediate

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5.8 mile 9.4 kilometer point to point
96% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 479' 146 m
Descent: -495' -151 m
High: 210' 64 m
Low: 2' 1 m

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Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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A varied and scenic walkway that winds from Okiato to Russell through native bush and along wetland flats.

Kristen Arendt

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From the ferry terminal at Okiato, this scenic walkway follows a well-marked and well-maintained track all the way to Orongo Bay and then on to the town of Russell. The track passes through a variety of terrain ranging from dense native bush, to wetland flats, to a pleasant boardwalk that winds along the edge of the water.

The walkway can be broken up into four stages that can either be done consecutively (for those looking for a longer run) or individually (for runners wanting a shorter outing). Visit the Bay of Islands Walkway Trust's website to download a printable guide and map for more information on the different sections of the walkway.

The Okiato to Russell Walkway can be joined with the Paihia to Opua Walkway for a nice day run. Ferry services make it possible to connect the two walkways for a nice loop.

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New Zealand coastline
Dec 6, 2017 near Paihia, NZ
Russell
Feb 6, 2018 near Paihia, NZ
Russell
Feb 6, 2018 near Paihia, NZ

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