Sheltered Waters Backpackers

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

Not a great start

A travel blog entry by delclark on Oct 21, 2014

1 comment, 28 photos

... Christine went to the basement to do a bit of tourist tat buying, unfortunately during the process somehow managed to lose her camera! We did report it to lost and found - but no joy I am afraid. An eventful first day. 22nd - risked a short trip to The Motat Museum (transport and plane museum, but got back to the feeling extremely unwell and went strait back to the campsite and bed (8o'clock!) 23rd. Woke up feeling distinctly unwell with many ...

Day 14 - Russell

A travel blog entry by kennylyons on Sep 20, 2014

6 photos

... had stopped and the wind had dropped. I took a few shots but the sky was overcast so we when into the church. The church in Russell, 'Christ Church' is the oldest standing church in New Zealand and goes back to the first European settlers who arrived in NZ. Inside it was like a story book scene with a balcony and all the trimming and as we were sitting waiting for the bride to make ...

Navigational error

A travel blog entry by mikewalkabout on Feb 28, 2014

15 photos

... problems ever since.
I parked up and we strolled over to the visitor centre. Big sign saying free entry and a young girl sat by a turn style just behind. I walked up to her . She smiled " good morning sir and where are you from? ". " UK " I said as I smiled back . " cool that will be $25 then please"
" but it says free entry?"
" yes if you live here but you are a foreign visitor"
So I paid $ 25 ,Lil got in free. I had tried ...

Best school journey ever?!

A travel blog entry by philg on Feb 24, 2014

8 photos

... to Russell, what a great school run, I'd be so envious if I wasn't 35! I imagine it can get a bit rough tho! When we got across all we saw were signs saying Warning Tsunami Risk the event of an earthquake or alarm make your way inland or to high ground...oh great!! We hadn't been here long when an alarm went off...fortunately for the rural fire dept! Wee got to our ...

Back up and up some more

A travel blog entry by elinor.hinton on Feb 08, 2014

... the tree up. But the Europeans saw them only as a way to a fast buck, and mass felling all but wiped out these trees. These days felling kauri trees is illegal, so some enterprising people have taken to digging up fallen kauri trees, some of which have been buried for hundreds of years, and using this wood for carvings, so no living trees are harmed. The workshop featured a particularly impressive spiral staircase to the upper floor carved inside the trunk of ...