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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Arcadia Lodge Russell
Travel Blogs from Russell
... had stopped and the wind had dropped. I took a few shots but the sky was overcast so we when into the church. The church in Russell, 'Christ Church' is the oldest standing church in New Zealand and goes back to the first European settlers who arrived in NZ. Inside it was like a story book scene with a balcony and all the trimming and as we were sitting waiting for the bride to make ...
... ship didn't sink! Captain Rob then entertained us with tales of his days as a prospector of sapphires in Australia. Nothing like a bit of an adventure on the high sea! A grand day out. Safely back on dry land we take off our pirates' hats and, rather than heading for the tavern for some grog, returned "home" for a nice cuppa before heading off to Long Beach as the sun is setting. Back to just being tourists ...
... problems ever since.
I parked up and we strolled over to the visitor centre. Big sign saying free entry and a young girl sat by a turn style just behind. I walked up to her . She smiled " good morning sir and where are you from? ". " UK " I said as I smiled back . " cool that will be $25 then please"
" but it says free entry?"
" yes if you live here but you are a foreign visitor"
So I paid $ 25 ,Lil got in free. I had tried ...
... behave and show mutual respect. "This land does not belong to the Maoris. It belongs to Mother Earth!" Great Maori singing and dancing (not really dancing but don't know how else to describe it!) Is it genetic or do the Maoris develop a long tongue by exercising it? The motel is good value. Swimming pool, outside hot tub, tennis court nice room. A bit out of the way and might be a bit noisy near the main road but, for £40 a night - great value. ...
... continue to his day. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waitangi_T ribunal
Later we walked for an hour and a quarter (and back) through lovely country and over a mangrove swamp to Haruru waterfalls.
Monday 10th February
We took a trip on a 50' catamaran around the Bay of Islands ...