Take to the peaceful waters of Russell’s historic harbour and get ready for swimming and celebration in equal measure!
Escape to the tranquil Bay of Islands town of Russell at the Duke of Marlborough Hotel Bay of Islands Classic and get ready for an awesome day of swimming and relaxation.
Celebrating its 10th year, this event has the honour of kicking off the 2018/19 Banana Boat Ocean Swim Series and what a place to do it – with an abundance of sunshine, charming surroundings and optimal water conditions, plan to stay the weekend and make the most of this Northland gem…
Keen to have the swim of your life? Whether you’re a fanatical fan or looking for a first-time fitness challenge, the Duke of Marlborough Hotel Bay of Islands Classic has got your swim sorted.
Starting in the morning, all swims will be finished up in time for a leisurely long lunch and well-earned bevies at the Duke of Marlborough Hotel. A street-party atmosphere with live music and chill-out zones will have you hanging out all afternoon in this lovely spot.
The new 750m swim starts and finishes at Russell or stretch it out in the much-loved 3.3km swim starting at Paihia and finishing up in Russell. Either way you’ll be at the heart of the action when you cross the finish line.
The Banana Boat OceanKids Series has more options this season than ever before! 100m, 200m and 300m distances are great for the kids and are supervised by local lifeguards.
Russell is the ideal place to island-hop around the 144 atolls that make up the Bay of Islands with loads of world-class activities and experiences at your doorstep. From fishing, diving, sailing and close encounters with dolphins to gorgeous beaches, cycle trails and historic sites, a stay in Russell will have you coming back for more.