Paws for Thought

4 Russell Heights Road, Russell, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Russell in the Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by kthagan


... for our visiting tribe. Quick pic of the canoe and some groceries and then on to Russell.
Got lucky and popped right on the ferry and made it into Russell by late afternoon. Boys were in a mellow mood so relaxed for most of the afternoon. We had a mellow dinner of tacos and then got out for a family beach walk and football tossing.
Just before bed we got a fun game of pseudo keep away ...

Day 27 Paihia

A travel blog entry by stuartandsue


... to arrive in Russell. Still raining we enjoyed a walk around Russell, formerly known as the Hell Hole of the South Pacific! In the 1800's it was a harbour for whalers, sailors, prostitute, ex convicts and escaped convicts and was a bit colourful. It is a lot quieter now. Cafés and gift shops, but never mind it was still ok! Still raining, we went into the museum and had a look ...

Paihia is a Cruise Ship stop

A travel blog entry by tom.terryhannan


... stopped at a Farmers Market which was pretty interesting but things are priced high for the cruise tourists. There is a cruise ship in the Harbor today, they get 45 from November till March. Then we walked around a car show and shine - Tom liked it lol
Just a little further down the road we caught the car ferry across to Russell. It is part of the main land, it would take 1 1/2 hours to drive around to see it. The ferry is ...

Where it all started

A travel blog entry by jimandi


... area in 1819 and were welcomed by Hongi Hika, the Maori chief of the Ngapuhi nation. The chief visited England in 1820 where he was showered with gifts. On his way back to New Zealand, during a stop in Sydney, he traded many of these presents for muskets.

With the advantage of these prized weapons he began a five year campaign of attacking the historical enemies of the Nagapuhi returning to the region with many slaves from ...

Beautiful Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by tom_and_emma


... the most of the good weather. First of all we drove out to the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds where the treaty was initially signed between the Maori cheifs and the European settlers. We then headed out for a walk along the beach and got some delicious cider (and beer for the boys) to sit and drink on the beach while we were chatting and reading. We then walked along the main street to a little ...


This hotel, located on 4 Russell Heights Road, Russell, is near Kings Dolphin Cruises, Paihia Harbour, Salt Air Tours, and Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House.
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