I spent a couple of hours walking through the bush around Russell listening to kiwi, weka, tui – and the sound of silence.
Take a hike in the Bay of Islands! I donned my boots and explored some of New Zealand’s most pristine islands
Here are some of my favourite photos of the Bay of Islands to inspire you to join their October walking weekend
Just 3.5 hours north of Auckland lies sleepy Russell and the iconic Duke of Marlborough hotel