In July 2011 John and Maggie brought Russell Boat and Bike Hire and now life is a little different.....

John is a Kiwi and spent much of his childhood fishing at Castlepoint and in the Marlborough Sounds. After living in Australia then Scotland for 20 years working in IT, he returned home with Maggie in 2009.

Maggie originates from Scotland spending many years as a teacher both primary and special needs.


Season 2017-18 is our seventh in Russell and we’re still enjoying a very supportive community that has a vibrant spirit. Being part of this community with all it has to offer and anything we can contribute has and continues to be a brilliant experience for both of us.

Welcome to Russell in the sunny Bay of Islands, New Zealand


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