The White House
Travel Blogs from Russell
... worlds biggest war canoe at over 35 M , needs at least 76 to paddle it. I watched a Haka with a lot of tongue poking going on.
We drove the short distance to paihia only to find everywhere fully booked. The reason being there was an event called "Thunder in the Bays" on the next day. This was a lot of big power boats tearing about. Again this seemed at odds to the NZ image of conservation as this area, The Bay of Islands, is renowned for ...
... for Oysters. Considering the effort it took getting to this island we decided one island was enough for the day so after chilling leisurely made our way back to the main land. Of course we didn't get off without me having some fun. I was rocking the boat pretending to make it capsize and spinning us in circles. Both as you can imagine made Sarah very happy. Luckily I didn't push the joke to far and we surfed a ...
... aromatic wines for us to try. We had lunch at a tiny town called Waipu which claimed to have historical significance for NZ but none of us had heard of it before! We arrived in the Bay of Islands in the late afternoon and headed out for a quick wander through Paihia and a drink in a bar overlooking some of the 144 Islands that can be seen in the area. Dinner at a nice outdoor restaurant called Alfresco. ...
I woke up early today as the room was boiling!! I got up and dressed then went to use the wifi and chatted to some people as it was actually working! The girls then found me and we had our free breakfast which wasn't too bad! We then planned to head to the koala sanctuary and horseshoe bay, when we get there we decided to go to the later showing and just chill on the beach for a couple hours before, we went for a wonder the whilst the girls went to get a drink I decided to go for a ...
All our plans for the bay of Islands ruined by the rain, we headed off on the ferry to Russell to see what all the excitement about this small stretch of land was all about. I got the felling that we were a few generations to young as unless you wanted to visit the museum or the old church with bullet holes in it, (both of which we ended up doing), ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking