Sheltered Waters Backpackers

18 Florance Ave, Russell, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Russell

A day around Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by phil100652 on Mar 02, 2014

1 comment, 3 photos

... s now a very select place with lovely waterfront properties and up market restaurants. We sampled one of those - Sally's - where we had another lovely meal of green-shelled mussels. We spent our last evening in Haruru drinking wine on the verandah again and watching the sun go down on the Bay of Islands. We've really enjoyed the peaceful setting of Cook's Lookout. So tomorrow, we travel to Auckland for the final destination of our ...

Navigational error

A travel blog entry by mikewalkabout on Feb 28, 2014

15 photos

So we were heading East with Lil navigating our aim was to get to Paihai as there are plenty of backpackers there. We passed through several small townships then saw a sign for Ngawha Springs so I turned off the main road to have a look. We passed a thermal energy plant on the way . The springs seemed to be in the middle of nowhere. A very ramshackle affair which added to its charm. It was pretty quiet with a few Maori 's using the pools . I had my ...

Best school journey ever?!

A travel blog entry by philg on Feb 24, 2014

8 photos

Ok we got a fairly reasonable lie in this morning as we really haven't got anything booked as yet today...or have we?! Andrea has been waiting all holiday for a ride on the we have! A lovely 90 minute trek down 90 Mile Beach in the Sun and breaking my original horse is a long story so I won't bore I didn't break him he was broken before! But I had a ...

"Is it a ruck suck or a rack sack?"

A travel blog entry by erotergum on Feb 12, 2014

3 comments, 5 photos

... we go for a little trot. Oh dear. That ended in a disaster. I have no balance OR rhythm so as the horse was going up, down, up down, I'm going down, up, down, up! It wouldn't have been an adventure without something tragic happening. We were all in single file (just me, Daisy, and Liz our guide) and I was in the middle. My horse bit Liz's horse and then bucked a bit and banged my head. Daisy was just sat behind laughing and wetting herself watching the whole thing ...


A travel blog entry by sojealous on Jan 22, 2014

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... lots of families. A few people are in the nude but not all.Back at the camp we have dinner on the decking which has a slight view of the sea. Some woman kept turning the oven down and we were trying to bake our salmon. At the third time we actually spoke to the couple and asked them to leave it alone. Eventually she came over with some wine to ...