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Flagstaff Hill

Russell, New Zealand
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“great walk” (9 reviews)
Russell, New Zealand

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Reviewed 3 days ago

While it's definitely a steep drive up, be thankful you dont have to climb it!!!! The view is invredible and worth the effort. We spent about 20 minutes all up here so its easy to fit in.

Thank ashofmelbourne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found our way to Flagstahh Holland was rewarded with some stunning 360 degree views. It is a bit of a scary drive up with the turn off on the main road on a tight corner. We went up at around 3:30pm and took some...More

Thank Geoff M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quick uphill hike to the top of the hill overlooking Russell. Its well worth the trip and the beautiful tile work on the sundial is quite an art piece!

Thank TropicSplendor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked up the track with our three children aged 2-9. It is an uphill climb but definitely worth it when you reach the top.

Thank anitacameron
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked to the top of the hill up the road and then did the walk down via the beach, which is a much prettier way. the view from the top is great but is obstructed somewhat by trees. I'm not sure but I could...More

Thank sherylb531
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a ferry($12 return) from Paihai to the Russel and walked up to Flagstaff Hill to see beautiful bay. 360 degrees of view was spectacular. We saw our Cruise ship in the bay. On the way to Flagstaff Hill, we saw a famous New Zealand...More

Thank Junior9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As with many Lookouts in NZ there are trees in the way . Yes trees arenecesary but if its a lookout maybe a few trees could be trimmed for a Great veiw

Thank Rodney C
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We drove up to a carpark close to the flagstaff, but there are walks up from the town. The view across the Bay of Islands is well worth the trip, and although cloudy the view was excellent.

Thank annie2mac
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We drove to Flagstaff Hill after finding little else to do in the sleepy town of Russell. The views are nice, but nothing spectacular.

Thank boourns23
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Runs through Kiwi sanctuaries which we didn't see as it was daytime. Great walk to stretch the legs and see captivating views of the bay of islands--a photographer's dream on a sunny day

Thank Erik B
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Can we drive up Flagstaff Hill on our own? Travelling with elderly parents and it would be difficult for them to hike up.
16 October 2016|
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Response from Adrian M | Reviewed this property |
You can get close by road. Go up the very steep Flagstaff Rd and at a crest you go left up a narrow road to very close but a short walk to the great view over the bays.