Sheltered Waters Backpackers

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


A travel blog entry by philosophizermd on Apr 15, 2015

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... flavor spectrum and was more juicy than most beef. After being blown away by the hiking during the day and the good conversation over supper, we decided to turn in early and try to recoup before hitting the trails again tomorrow. I’ll leave you with a quote on the wall at the restaurant where we ate- “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

Day Thirty-five - 24/02/2015 Martes 24 Febrero

A travel blog entry by marionbenson on Feb 24, 2015

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... go to the doctor,very handy. We went for walk on promenade deck and managed to do 6 and a bit laps, it was great because there was ************e about. We went for lunch then came back to cabin,started to read and chilled out for rest of afternoon,there were no talks on either this afternoon. Went for dinner, another formal night, then came straight back here because it was still a bit windy and ...

Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by helenandadam on Jan 09, 2015

... morning. After checking in at the hostel we had a free tour of Russell peninsula with Kat. We took the ferry over to Russel, catching only a glimpse of the 144 islands in total that make up the Bay of Islands We learnt all about Captain Cook from Britain who discovered New Zealand. It took 11 months to sail here and the Maori greeted them with the haka. The Maori soon became out of control ...

Last Few Days in The Bay!

A travel blog entry by shellingtons on Nov 27, 2014

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Our time in the Bay of Islands has come to an end after 15 days! We are heading to Auckland in the morning. We plan on stopping in Muriwai Beach for a round of golf at a great little links course and to check out the black sand beaches of the west coast. It has been great exploring Northland. We have know seen New Zealand from top to bottom in our three trips here. Northland sure has lots to offer!
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Bay of Islands - Cream Trip

A travel blog entry by caretaker on Nov 24, 2014

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... and Billy skilfully navigates the boat through waters that are boiling with fish. By now it is time to eat, we land and have a picnic lunch on a beach and some hardy souls have a swim. The water is freezing! Our next point of interest are the Black Rocks, which are unusually shaped volcanic formations. Here we dropped off a few people to swim and collect green lipped mussels, while the rest of us did a circuit of the rocks. More Islands to wander ...