Gardenia House

Address: 6 Ashby Street, Russell, Bay of Islands, North Island, 0202, New Zealand | Hotel
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    Travel Blogs from Russell

    Half way point- beautiful Bay of Islands!

    A travel blog entry by emmaandsophie on Mar 06, 2015

    6 comments, 2 photos

    ... free drinks voucher so we had a drink with some of the people from our bus who were all starting their journey... Giving them lots of tips and advise for the trip! In the evening we had a few drinks in our room playing card games with the guys we had the BBQ with and then went to the hostel bar for a dance. It is all quite chilled and tame here with our hostel bar being the main bar to go to for backpackers and the bar closes at midnight.

    The next morning we went for ...

    Paradise in the North

    A travel blog entry by partickhill on Jan 15, 2015

    30 photos

    ... took the passenger ferry from Russell over to Paihia and visited the Waitangi Treaty Grounds where Queen Victoria’s representative William Hobson and nearly fifty Maori chiefs signed the treaty. The Treaty remains central to the race relations of NZ today, but unfortunately the Maori rights that were guaranteed have seldom been upheld. There are ongoing discussions between the NZ Government and the Maori Tribes but no national apology is forth coming with protests ...

    Bay of Islands

    A travel blog entry by helenandadam on Jan 09, 2015

    We waited at the bus stop from 6.45am hoping for 2 spaces to go to the Bay of Islands!! We were in luck and we both got on! We saw bright pink fluorescent sheep in the fields at Sheep World as we drove past (google it!)!! We visited a 28m high Waterfall then were back on the bus for more sandwiches (we had enough to last 5 meals!) and to carry on to Paihia. We booked a walk and kayak tour for ...

    Waitangi Treaty Grounds

    A travel blog entry by duffer56 on Dec 08, 2014

    ... Bay there are various informative displays and you can also watch a Maori cultural show.

    Please be aware that you will need to drive around via the car ferry to Opoa and along the coast to Paihia and the Waitangi Treaty grounds for which you should allow about an ...

    Bay of Islands- Dolphins!

    A travel blog entry by kylie_jenkin on Nov 28, 2014

    ... hasn't made the connection! We found one more pod of dolphins on the journey back, a group of juveniles who had tagged on to a family group with babies, so again no swimming. We sent mind so much by this time as it was raining and freezing cold out on the boat and as we had been advised not to wear wetsuits as try would slow us down too much the water didn't seem that appealing! The juveniles were really playful, and put on an amazing show jumping and back flipping in front ...

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