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... My rather stubborn biddy clock decided to wake me up and stay awake!! So more photos were undertaken looking out from my tent to kill time and a bacon buttie consumed before heading off to the jetty. Sure enough, at 0915 prompt Capt Mad Mike arrived on his 65ft yacht (ably assisted by the rather pretty Michelle who did all the rope work). We were boarded and set off for the deep bay to hunt Dolphins, blue penguins, cormorants and the ...
... 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 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 ...
... town is small and very quiet and the biggest attraction is the old Pompallier Mission. $10 we're never getting back. We went for a walk to Flagstaff Point, but with it being an overcast day we headed straight back down to sample the local ice cream (much deserved!!) We got the ferry back, bought some more beer, made dinner and invited Lindsey up to Cape Reinga and Ahipara with ...
... the results- Yesterday our unit was right beside a bubbling stream which you could hear as you woke up, almost as nice the birds that used to wake us up at Julie's house. She lives right beside a park and the birds there are pretty noisy in the morning( particularly the butcher bird which has a wonderful song), but what a wonderful way to wake up!
Enjoy yourself it is later than you think!
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11 Gould Street, Russell | Hotelfrom $145