Sheltered Waters Backpackers

18 Florance Ave, Russell, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand | Hostel
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A travel blog entry by mikewalkabout


... 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 ...

Day 155 Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by elliotgamble


... to cycle into town to get some. This was a nice little bonus as we wanted to see the town anyway. We got back about 10 minutes later and in that time he had utterly forgotten the deal we offered us so we had to explain it to him. He nodded and took our money. When trying to give us change he emptied his pockets and a massive bag of weed fell out. This didn't surprise me in the slightest, I mean he looked just ...

Waitangi Day

A travel blog entry by davidandmarjory

... is not keen on caves but was persuaded to go in with David and Jenna. We enjoyed a private tour which was very well done, and the glow worms were beautiful and intriguing!

Afterwards we visited the Ake Ake Winery and sampled and bought some wine....surprise surprise!

In the evening we cooked steak and enjoyed that with salad and some good red wine!

Dolphin Spotting in the Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by jodialison


... on the pretty beach. Scott did a spot of snorkelling but there was no fish to be seen! Back on the boat, we went to the outer islands to the popular 'hole in the rock' for a few snaps and then we made our way back to port with a quick stop-off to see more dolphins and again no swimming allowed which was disappointing but at least they give you a swimming refund! Back on dry land we wanted to head as far south as possible so our drive to Auckland the next day was minimal so ...

Auckland to Bay of islands- Paihia.

A travel blog entry by laracamille

... Highlight of my trip so far! Haha, when we arrived in Bay of Islands we checked into hostel then I went for a walk and just chilled out, read some of my book and really got into it again.. Then I walked to the supermarket and get some food supplies!!�� after I did some research for my trip to Austalia and I booked my flight from Brisbane to cairns today so was all good!! �� then I had dinner and had an early night ...