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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from Russell
... white. You could see his pointy top to complete the cone shaped. To add to the picture perfect morning a small cloud was right next to the top that made it look like it was smoking. It is a volcano after all. The first leg of today's long drive was the same as yesterday. On the way we had a chance to stop at 2 places that we skipped yesterday and seemed inviting. The first one was The White Cliffs ( I guess whoever named it was thinking ...
... it's actually quite exhausting doing all this travelling. The next day we took the three hour drive up to Cape Rienga, the northern most point in New Zealand, and the iconic 90 mile beach. Leaving the car behind us, we followed the coastal trail that wound up and over the cliff tops round toward the light house and a signpost that detailed the distances to different cities including London, Tokyo and the South Pole - a great photo opportunity! ...
... home for over 30years and what a place to come and relax.
Russell was the first capital of New Zealand so there is a lot of history in and around the large village. It started off as a whaling station, often referred to as the ‘Hell Whole’ of NZ due to the drunken behaviour of the whalers when on shore.
The day after we arrived we took a half day Dolphin cruise around the islands and sailed through the ‘Hole in the ...
... to perfection!
We had a very relaxing Chistmas Day although we did head up to Flagstaff Hill on the north side of Russell to enjoy the amazing view across the Bay of Islands. While Russell is joined to the mainland, it's really on its own peninsula so you can see water from most directions.
After a restful Christmas we woke up early on Boxing Day to go scuba diving again. This time we would be doing a wreck dive, specifically the wreck of ...
... Falls and did a nice walk and took some photos, nice way to start the day! We then hit the road to Russell which included a "handy" short cut which turned out to be off road driving through a forest that fairly put Chester through his paces! Finally arrived at Russell in one piece and the sun was shining so we went wander around the town then drove to a beautiful view point for lunch where you could see Russell harbour and the ...