Ounuwhao Harding House
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You have a couple of days at leisure in the Bay of Islands.
Russell is the historic capital of New Zealand and has a very warm and friendly atmosphere. It is now a quiet town with a delightful waterfront and a selection of excellent seafood restaurants.
If you would like to learn a bit more about New Zealand history then I would recommend a visit to the Waitangi Treaty grounds today. The Treaty of Waitangi was signed here in 1840 and has been a point of dispute to varying degrees ever since. Set in beautiful grounds overlooking the Bay there are various informative displays and you can also watch …
BRITANNIA RULES THE WAVES - NO MORE
Woke up with the lark at 7 and made sure I had a light breakfast before meeting Billy on the sea front at 8 as planned. We boarded the fishing boat "Major Tom II" and were introduced to a number of new faces who were all part of the wedding party. The skipper had already recognised me as and Englishman and a virgin to sea fishing so some banter ...
... life, with many pods of dolphins and even Orcas .
Well, we enquired at the local tourist information and found a backpackers in Russell across the bay so we caught the car ferry over.
We found the Pukeko Cottage Backpackers up on the hill behind Russell town centre. I had to chuckle to my self as it was so quirky ,more a home stay really and run by a very eccentric guy called Barry who was born in Poole of all places! It looked like he had ...
... interesting and well worth a visit.
Haruru falls - not quite Niagra but we did see a Waka even if it was motor driven !!
Russell - this small town use to be the capital, hard to believe now, long walk up Flagstaff hill was well worth the view and then salt and pepper squid, very delicious.