Sheltered Waters Backpackers

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

Christmas in the Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by danieljftaylor on Dec 26, 2014

2 comments, 2 photos

... to perfection!

We had a very relaxing Chistmas Day although we did head up to Flagstaff Hill on the north side of Russell to enjoy the amazing view across the Bay of Islands. While Russell is joined to the mainland, it's really on its own peninsula so you can see water from most directions.

After a restful Christmas we woke up early on Boxing Day to go scuba diving again. This time we would be doing a wreck dive, specifically the wreck of ...

On top of the world!

A travel blog entry by globetrotters15 on Nov 25, 2014

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... heavy traffic! Despite the roads being extremely windy the views were incredible with the sun setting. We finally made it to Coromandel and stayed in a really nice holiday park and enjoyed sausage and mash for dinner!

Day 12: We had a quick walk around Coromandel town before setting off to Cathedral Cove. We parked up and made the walk down to the Cove, we were pretty happy to spend some time outside the van after the ...

Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by daveandsara2014 on Sep 11, 2014

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The day had finally arrived to pick up our NZ campervan from a company called Wicked. We jumped on a train and arrived at the depot, where to Sara's horror we were given a van with a green skull & the words "BLACK SABBATH" graffitied down the sides. Dave thought it had a bit of character especially with the automatic gear stick on the steering wheel like they have in America. We named him ...

Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by edddadams on May 17, 2014

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... be fit for a Game of Thrones king. Carried on to KawiKawi where stopped to check out there public toilets.. So popular that they were in all 3 of our travel books as a must see. Built by an Austrian architect. Stopped over in Paihia for the night next to the bay of islands, had a drink on a bar that over looked the quay. Walked around Paihia at ...

Farms, Kayaks and Dolphins

A travel blog entry by lautom on Mar 05, 2014

... and strong winds! And monday evening we had a BBQ and a few drinks provided by the hostel.

Tuesday we did a dophin experience boat trip around the Bay of Islands. The aim of the 4 hour trip was to find a pod of dophins if we could (they said sometimes this may take 10 mins sometimes 3 hours) and possibly swim with them. We didn't get our hopes up to swim with them as there are many factors that would mean we couldn't swim. If they ...