Paws for Thought

Address: 4 Russell Heights Road, Russell, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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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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Travel Blogs from Russell


A travel blog entry by travellingyak on Oct 20, 2014

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... a park on the edge of town. After making a few small investments, we decide to drive the long way to Russell which takes us south on the highway, before turning back to follow the coastline north. This is indeed the long and winding road, with continuous bends for the entire journey. However, the scenery is well worth the trip, as is the town of Russell, with all businesses and ...

Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by daveandsara2014 on Sep 11, 2014

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... who lives in the country. We went to the town of Russell using the local ferry and found our first campsite which we practically had to ourselves. The town of Russell was the site of NZ's first British settlement which missionaries at the time described as the 'hellhole of the Pacific.' Well unfortunately all the brothels and drug dens had closed down by the time we arrived. What was left was ...

Russell in the Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by kthagan on Mar 18, 2014

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... playing catch together on the lawn. Yay!
We booked the motor boat for 11 and started packing up gear and food. We were so excited that we showed up at the I-site before 10:30. The guy was running late due to a dentist appointment in Pahia so we cruised the town and bought ill-fated kid's fishing poles.
The boat arrived around noon and we were off on our adventure shortly there after. It was a ...

Pool, Ponies and Palm Trees: Paihia

A travel blog entry by lizzyian on Mar 09, 2014

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... Such is the life of a tourist though, being charged money you don't want to spend on things you don't really want to do. Other hihighlights of my day included seeing the most northerly railway platform in New Zealand and the oldest headstone in New Zealand. Jealous?

Paihia was a great place to relax though, and quite significant in that it is the last "new" place that we'll go to on our trip.

I'm not going to write any more now, Lizzy is.


Where it all started

A travel blog entry by jimandi on Jan 30, 2014

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... 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 ...