Gardenia House

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

    Bay of Islands

    A travel blog entry by janandandrew on Apr 02, 2015

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    On arrival in Paihia we visited the boat trip info spot and Ross booked us on the 'Cream' Trip for today around the bay of islands. We clocked on at 09.15 for the Tongariro III which was less than half full. First stop Russell where the first NZ settlement was formed and became the hell hole of the Pacific at one time due to booze and whalers. Much more sedate now. We then headed across to Marsden Cross where the ...


    A travel blog entry by lizlivinglife on Jan 23, 2015

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    ... to be taken up by the skin. This process could take a year plus! before the skins were dried and then softened using various tools. One worker had to carefully thin the leather using a blade, the process known as skiving. Since this job was a lot easier than softening the leather by breaking the fibres with tools the term ' to skive' became common parlance. There were several other phrases so memorable that both Rod and I have forgotten ...

    Paradise in the North

    A travel blog entry by partickhill on Jan 15, 2015

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    ... 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 ...

    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 ...

    To the Cape and back

    A travel blog entry by caretaker on Nov 25, 2014

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    ... back). Another stop when Margaret spotted wild horses in the dunes. Most people piled off the coach to photograph them and of course one idiot tried to get too close and they trotted off. Our only stop on the way back to Paihia was at a cafe/shop which specialised in carving the Kauri wood. Arrived back at camp exhausted and very disappointed with a trip that had been such a brilliant experience for Sarah the year before.

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