Gardenia House

6 Ashby Street, Russell, Bay of Islands, North Island, 0202, New Zealand | Hotel
Prices starting from $341.00

Travel Blogs from Russell

Russell in the Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by kthagan


... into the I-site at the end of the pier.
On the way home I noticed that the place that rented kayaks and catamarans also hired a self-guided motor boat for half and full days bad agreed that this sounded great as opposed to taking some Fuller cruise that would be packed with people. I went old school and stopped at the pay phone on the way home to get more info. When we returned home the kids ...

Paihia is a Cruise Ship stop

A travel blog entry by tom.terryhannan


... place, had a hot tub all to myself. Tom didn't want to go so I relaxed and listened to my book for over 1 hr. No interruptions it was AWESOME

Boarded the Cream Cruise at 9:15 for a 15 island trip. It is called the Cream Cruise because originally they used to go from island to island collecting cream and delivering and picking up the mail. They took the cream back to the mainland to be ...

Where it all started

A travel blog entry by jimandi


... Maori had no concept of individual ownership, so when the early European settlers arrived, the Maori helped themselves to the unsecured supplies of their new neighbors. The Stone Store was built to securely hold settlers supplies such as food reserves, metal tools, muskets and other provisions.

The location of the mission was interesting as it is at the junction of a fresh water stream and an inland waterway leading to the sea.

Beautiful Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by tom_and_emma


... to see Haruru Falls. It was a wonderful evening with excellent local seafood (mussels and prawns) and great lamb and steak served as the main course. We saw a lovely sunset while we were eating and had some lovely wine that Kate and Sam had bought at OBV Vineyard.  On our last day we headed south fairly early as we had a few stops to make. We saw some of Kate and Sam's relatives at Whangarei and ...

Day 139 - Russell - Xmas Eve Sailing

A travel blog entry by neensandpete


It's Christmas Eve today and we spent the day sailing around the Bay of Islands. We booked to go on a working tall ship called the R.Tucker Thompson. There were about 35 of us on the ship and the tour included a day of sailing, stopping at Robinson Island for a swim/walk up to a gorgeous viewpoint and then a BBQ lunch on board. We also got the chance to sail the ship, ride the bow and climb the rigging. The crew and skipper were good fun as were the other customers on the ship. A ...



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