Ounuwhao Harding House

16 Hope Ave , Russell, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Russell

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

A travel blog entry by duffer56

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 …

Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by duffer56

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.

The Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by johnandrich


We left Kaitaia bright and early for our 3 hour drive south to the Bay of Islands where we would stay in the small village of Russell. As we had on other days, we routed our drive to take us to a couple of sites that were listed in the NZ Frenzy book.

First stop was St. Paul’s Rock near the town of Whangaroa. The “ …

Russell in the Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by kthagan


... nice to use the baseball mitts that we have been hauling around the globe. Was a fun time on the lawn. The house is a bit funky but definitely an idyllic location. Should be a fun few days here.

Wed Mar 19
Laura and I left the boys in the house and got or for a morning walk together. We went over the hill and were in Russell in about 20 minutes. Laura got coffee and then we poked ...

Back up and up some more

A travel blog entry by elinor.hinton

... from several Maori tribes have a ceremony on the beach and then all climb into their wakas and paddle off up the river. Despite the weather it was worth going to see - we felt very sorry for many of the Maori taking part, who were wearing traditional dress, which amounts to not nearly enough clothes for that sort of weather! You could see some of the boys' teeth chattering from quite some distance away. Nevertheless they persevered with the ceremony ...

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