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 "chilling" day

A travel blog entry by delclark on Nov 04, 2014

1 comment, 3 photos

... Apart from all the locally landed fish! their local speciality is "green lipped muscles" either smoked or unsmoked. I have an appointment with the Doc at 10 am tomorrow and hopefully he is going to send us on on our way with a clean bill of health. Tomorrow is going to be a tiring day, our aim is to travel South past Auckland toward the Coromandel Peninsula. It will be too far to achieve the Peninsular ...

Day 13 - Russell

A travel blog entry by kennylyons on Sep 19, 2014

1 comment, 6 photos


Woke up with the lark at 7 and made sure I had a light breakfast before meeting Billy on the sea front at 8 as planned. We boarded the fishing boat "Major Tom II" and were introduced to a number of new faces who were all part of the wedding party. The skipper had already recognised me as and Englishman and a virgin to sea fishing so some banter ...

Kerikeri and waitangi

A travel blog entry by lchapman on Mar 23, 2014

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... in NZ history marking peace and trade between Maori and British...Russell across the bay from Paihia used to be capital of New Zealand. The treaty house consisted of the obligatory two coffee shops, a retail tourist shop, a documentary of the event, the flagstaff marking the exact place where the treaty was signed and bearing the 3 official flags of NZ - Union Jack, New Zealand flag and Maori United tribes flag! Very picturesque and historical ...

Navigational error

A travel blog entry by mikewalkabout on Feb 28, 2014

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... life, with many pods of dolphins and even Orcas .
Well, we enquired at the local tourist information and found a backpackers in Russell across the bay so we caught the car ferry over.
We found the Pukeko Cottage Backpackers up on the hill behind Russell town centre. I had to chuckle to my self as it was so quirky ,more a home stay really and run by a very eccentric guy called Barry who was born in Poole of all places! It looked like he had ...

Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by free_range_hen on Jan 18, 2014

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... small Co-Op or Spar of yesteryear, the choice and variety is limited compared to a New World or a Countdown supermarket. I also bought some new sandals. I took a moment when I chucked my broken ones in the bin. I remember how good they felt when I first wore them in Delhi, and they have been used pretty much everyday since, back at the end of August that was. RIP Back at the hostel quite a few people lounged around giving the place a good ...