Half Day Mountain Bike Hire in association with Twin Coast Cycle Transport

Half Day Mountain Bike Hire in association with Twin Coast Cycle Transport
From NZD $65.00
  • Location: Opua, Northland
  • Product code: P23MAL

Are You Staying in The Bay of Islands And Are Looking For Something To
Do? Why Not Explore Historic Russell On Either A Mountain Or E-Bike



Why not come to us in Opua Marina, hire a Mountain or E-bike, take the
Car Ferry (cost $1) which is 500 metres from our office and ride to historic Russell.



Places Of interest include:



Rocky Bay Reserve



After getting off the car ferry, Rocky Bay Reserve is only
a few kilometers along the road to Russell. The views across the bay are quite
spectacular.



Flag Staff Hill (Te Maiki), It was on this spot in the
1840s, Māori cut the signal flagstaff down four times in protest against the
British government. This led to the start of a long conflict between the Northern
Maori and the British Army.



You will enjoy stunning
360-degree views of the whole Bay of Islands and some great photo
opportunities.



Long Bay



This bay is a few kilometres from Flagstaff Hill and is one
of Russell’s best beaches, it offers riders an opportunity for a swim.



Duke of
Marlborough



 No trip to Russell is complete without a visit
to the Duke of Marlborough, New Zealand’s oldest licensed pub! Today “The Duke”
is world renowned for its excellent food and extensive wine cellar. Our visit
will allow time for lunch and a stroll along the picturesque promenade.



Pompallier Mission
House



Built in the French provincial
style, it was established by Bishop Jean-Baptiste Pompallier as the
headquarters of the Roman Catholic mission to Western Oceania in 1841.



In October 1842, the first Maori translations of the Bible
were ready, and the print shop, complete with bookbindery and tannery, began
production. Bishop Pompallier and his Marist missionaries printed almost 40,000
religious’ texts in Maori here in eight years.



Christ Church



Christ Church (the oldest
church in New Zealand, famed for the bullet-holes in its walls). The church is
the oldest existing church in NZ today, and possibly the oldest building still
used for its original purpose. According to official records, the first service
was on 3 January 1836 when William Williams from Paihia mentions taking one in
the ‘new chapel’. Services were conducted in both English and Maori languages.



A typical ride is around 20 kilometres from start to
finish.