The Russell Birdman Festival will be back July 2016

Plan ahead, this is our 10th year of unique family fun.

So a big round of applause for Moorings Northland for putting up the $3000 first prize for the longest flight!

There will be further great prizes in all jump categories. Supreme winner – takes home $500 cash sponsored by Howard Harnett Builders and $500 in vouchers from Carters Opua. Spot prizes abound from local sponsors; for those who “just won’t jump off the wharf in the middle of winter”.


Here comes another three full days of fun and laughter.

With a jackpot rollover from the 2014 season (when the storm cancelled the jump) and no longest flight entry cleared the 7m mark in 2015 – Moorings Northland are putting up a $3000 prize for the longest (unassisted) leap from the iconic Russell Wharf. Bring your best act with a music track and get the crowd on your side to wows the judges. If you’re a bit more sensible and like to stay dry there are lots of competitions to enter into. Three full days of activities planned for the kids and big kids amongst us.

Russell Birdman is Northlands’ biggest laugh out loud gathering – come along, see you there!


Enjoy the food stalls, kids entertainment, the most fun you can have in Northland, lots of laughs for the parents, competitions, drama and all in beautiful Russell.

What can go wrong? Come along and find out!