Sheltered Waters Backpackers

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

Cow Piles Are The Same Anywhere You Go

A travel blog entry by philosophizermd on Apr 14, 2015

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... up and be in the mid 60sF (18-19C); so it should be awesome. I can’t wait to see how the rest of this journey unfolds. Until next time, always remember “If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time may be the greatest prodigality since lost time is never found again…Let us then be up and doing, and doing to the purpose; so by diligence shall we do more with less perplexity.” -From Poor Richard’s Almanac by Benjamin Franklin

Waitangi Treaty house and Hole in the Rock.

A travel blog entry by ourtrip2015 on Feb 05, 2015

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We left Auckland for the drive north to the Bay of Islands stopping off at the Puhoi pub for Ian to relive his youth! More buildings there than 40 years ago but inside still quirky with signed bank notes on the ceiling and lots of photos of people who had been there including Billy Connolly! We had a detour to Magawhai cliffs and found a stunning beach where we had lunch. Views of Hen and Chicken Islands! Good name! On to Paihia to our motel and a quick dip in the ...

Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by sjantell on Dec 10, 2014

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... Hole in the Rock'. The cruise was a few hours long and we saw loads of wild dolphins swimming along with the boat. We cruised past about 11 of the 150 islands in the Bay of Islands collective and got to have an hour break on the beautiful Otehei bay. We finished off the day with a proper beach dinner of fish and chips for dinner at Vinnie's ...

Last Few Days in The Bay!

A travel blog entry by shellingtons on Nov 27, 2014

5 comments, 17 photos

... a great beach day as temperatures here are starting to really warm up with the approach of summer. We had a nice surprise Friday night as one of the neighbors dropped off some freshly caught and filleted King Fish which made for a great supper Saturday night!
During the day Saturday we travelled back to Kerikeri to go to a big outdoor market. The fresh fruits and produce were in abundance. When we returned ...

Heading North

A travel blog entry by mooreaustralia on Oct 13, 2014

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The best part of 6 hours in our coach today to reach the most northerly stop in NZ. There are 35 in our new group which includes some Aussies and Canadians. One of the stops was in Matakohe and the next time you are passing we can recommend the Gumdiggers Cafe. By about 3pm we arrived in Paihia, Bay of Islands. Our hotel for the next two nights, is just over a small bridge to Waitangi. It is in a really pretty ...