Russell - Waterfront Holiday Homes
Two hundred years of stories to discover. As you stroll round Russell Waterfront today you’re walking back in time. The town’s original street plan and names from1843 are still intact and feature some of New Zealand’s oldest and most significant historic buildings.
Kororāreka was considered too unsavoury to be the capital so the capital was established up harbour at Okiato and called Russell. Little remains there now but the site is an historic reserve and has new interpretation signage.