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... Zealand’s oldest and most significant historic buildings.
One of these buildings is New Zealand’s First Licensed Hotel. After New Zealand became a colony in 1840 all hotels selling alcohol had to have liquor licences. The country’s first was granted to John Johnson of the Duke of Marlborough Hotel in Kororāreka. The hotel in Russell ...
... morning, the sun wasn't out which meant it was very cold! So getting in the very cold sea wasn't ideal but it was SO WORTH IT! They came so close to us in the water playing around and you can hear their squeaking underwater. Was definitely the highlight of the trip so far! (For me anyway). We then spent the remaining few hours cruising around the islands including going through the famous hole in the rock!
Tuesday afternoon we made our way ...
... noticed this really bad fishy smell, which we put down to the seaside area we were currently in. However, even after we had got off the ferry and begun driving to the campsite the smell just seemed to get worse so we thought it had to be something in the car! We literally spent a good half an hour going round the entire car sniffing everything to find out where it was coming from! We think we narrowed it down to the passenger side head rest so ...
... Fairy Penguin swimming out in the ocean - totally awesome. We boated by Catherderal Cove and Champagne Cove....... then we got to watch the snapper under the boat and the other sea life. It was fun. We then went to the second largest sea cave in NZ the colors are unbelievable.
That night we went to HOT WATER BEACH - there were hundreds of people all digging holes in the sand to let the hot water flow into ...
... big sea bass and then we stopped and got out. Along the beach we watched people very quickly with their hands dig up little muscles. Tom tried it and without much effort got about 10. Some people took them back to their bus and a couple of guess ate them raw. We saw lots of broken shells on the beach but it was a beautiful beach. We followed along the shore and then headed inland to the big SAND DUNES - Te Paki was their name. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking