Sheltered Waters Backpackers

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

Cow Piles Are The Same Anywhere You Go

A travel blog entry by philosophizermd on Apr 14, 2015

7 photos

... up and be in the mid 60sF (18-19C); so it should be awesome. I can’t wait to see how the rest of this journey unfolds. Until next time, always remember “If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time may be the greatest prodigality since lost time is never found again…Let us then be up and doing, and doing to the purpose; so by diligence shall we do more with less perplexity.” -From Poor Richard’s Almanac by Benjamin Franklin

Bay of Islands ... Birth of a Nation

A travel blog entry by elainehayes on Feb 18, 2015

18 photos

... the partnership between Maori and the British Crown. There is also the largest ceremonial war canoe - at 35m long it needs 76 paddlers and is launched every 6 February to celebrate Waitangi Day.

The campsite was pretty, on the water edge overlooking Haruru Falls.

Further northwards tomorrow!


Waitangi Treaty house and Hole in the Rock.

A travel blog entry by ourtrip2015 on Feb 05, 2015

13 photos

... weather and views of the ocean and within walking distance of Paihia.

The next day we went to the Waitangi Treaty House. Much changed since we were last there with an information centre and cafe and they now have guided tours and cultural shows. We decided to do both and enjoyed listening to the guide who talked about the history of the treaty and showed us the Maori war canoe which was in the water awaiting the celebrations for Waitangi Day on ...

Last Few Days in The Bay!

A travel blog entry by shellingtons on Nov 27, 2014

5 comments, 17 photos

... a great beach day as temperatures here are starting to really warm up with the approach of summer. We had a nice surprise Friday night as one of the neighbors dropped off some freshly caught and filleted King Fish which made for a great supper Saturday night!
During the day Saturday we travelled back to Kerikeri to go to a big outdoor market. The fresh fruits and produce were in abundance. When we returned ...

Day 2

A travel blog entry by sarahgathergood on Oct 04, 2014

1 comment, 3 photos

... and one girl, can you believe it, who lives in Worthing! Her name is Sophie and she lives ten minutes away from me, small world. Have noticed kiwis like to say 'eh' or 'sweet as' at the end of every sentence. Have been called dear far too many times, also people seem to think i'm either french or german?! Weird. Great day today, am getting used to the time difference now but still feel like I'm on a ...