Sheltered Waters Backpackers

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

Navigational error

A travel blog entry by mikewalkabout on Feb 28, 2014

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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

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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 ...

Happy Valentines Day from Bridget herself

A travel blog entry by erotergum on Feb 14, 2014

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... to get some sun before it set. The beach was covered in couples having a lovely Valentines Day, so we just blasted very un-romantic music out loud and had a great time singing along to a bit of Beyonce!..."best thing I neverrrr haddddd"! We might go speed dating tonight but I think that's rather cringey and no one can handle my smugness after my super sailing today! Happy Valentines Day to all the people I love and the only man in my life - my Dad! I love you all lots. Ero Tergum ...

Islands everywhere!

A travel blog entry by hello-oceania on Jan 30, 2014

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This was the shortest day at port, which sucks. The reason I chose this cruise is actually because it was the only one that stopped at the Bay of Islands. So at least we got to stop here!

We left the ship around 7:30am to be tendered to the port. We then did a 5-hr catamaran tour around allll the islands. It was a beautiful sunny day and it was so nice! We got to go through the HOLE IN THE WALL island thingy and stopped at some other island which ...


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 ...