About the Bay of Islands

Steeped in history and stunning scenery, the Bay of Islands is located on the east coast of New Zealand's sub-tropical North. Made up of 144 islands, The Bay has a wealth of land and sea based activity - all of which are accessible from Russell. Russell is a beautiful seaside town with a superb historic story covering settlements, land wars, whaling to becoming our nation’s first capital. From whalers to missionaries to today’s traveller, Russell and the Bay of Islands has always had something special to offer. 

What our customers say

To the Team at the Duke, especially Bridget, Ida and Tim, thank you for all your help leading up to and on the day of our wedding. You went above and beyond the call of duty supporting us within every aspect, being flexible and accommodating to all our needs. We would recommend the Duke of Marlborough not just for a wedding but also for a night away or just a meal. The staff are friendly, approachable and very helpful. Thanks again, Han and Richie MacPherson

- Hannah & Richie MacPherson,

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