Romantics and roamers alike will fall for Russell, with its historical landmarks and views across the Bay of Islands.

The well preserved colonial buildings and churches of Russell will transport you back in time, and browsing the town’s architecture, boutiques and galleries is a great way to work up an appetite. Russell has date night sorted, so take seat at a restaurant on the waterfront and try fresh fish from the bay while watching a dazzling sunset. Get out of town to the sands of Long Beach, take a cruise to Piercy Island or bike the Twin Coast Cycle Trail.