A Place in the Sun

57 Wellington Street, Russell, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand | Condo
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Travel Blogs from Russell

We Drink in History

A travel blog entry by petermbeaumont


We made good progress passing wonderful scenery and passing through small towns and with only one small error, arrived at the ferry to get to Russell, set in the Bay of Islands, at around 4:25pm allowing us enough time for photos’ before the darkness curtain descended at 5pm.

Fortunately the ferry arrived quite soon after we had stopped, and as we ...

Farms, Kayaks and Dolphins

A travel blog entry by lautom

... and strong winds! And monday evening we had a BBQ and a few drinks provided by the hostel.

Tuesday we did a dophin experience boat trip around the Bay of Islands. The aim of the 4 hour trip was to find a pod of dophins if we could (they said sometimes this may take 10 mins sometimes 3 hours) and possibly swim with them. We didn't get our hopes up to swim with them as there are many factors that would mean we couldn't swim. If they ...

Sneaky campers

A travel blog entry by steffielou

... was swelling up already. So none of us were doing very well by this point: me, ill, Bobby swollen ankle and Molly on her last legs at the garage!
We had quite a healthy dinner with sausages, potatoes and broccoli which Bobby was trying to force feed me as he said I would feel better if I ate more vegetables! I realised that I don't much like broccoli on its on, I normally have at least gravy or something on it but today I had to resort ...

Paihia to Mt. Maunganui

A travel blog entry by tom.terryhannan


... up this little mountain and back down for 3 km and it takes about 3 hours. There are tunnels, switchbacks etc. William would of loved it. At the top there was EYEFUL TOWER - platform to check out the sites, beautiful sites of the ocean and surrounding area.
In the afternoon we went to Waiau andd almost went for a swim until we saw this huge eel swimming around. Funny I went into the ocean with all ...

Rangitoto to Paihia

A travel blog entry by neil.scannell


... from Mexico and now lives in NZ. He gave us some useful information on the locals. Paihia has roughly 1,800 people. We're staying at the Peppertree Lodge, a common hostel for backpackers. We finished our night with a delicious fish-n-chips meal from a small joint called Titos (thanks for the advice Tony Guinn!) Quote of the Day: "this terrain changes more than a girl's ...


This condo, located on 57 Wellington Street, Russell, is near Treaty House, Kings Dolphin Cruises, Paihia Harbour, and Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House.
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5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding