Aomotu Lodge

Address: 6 Ashby Street, Russell, Bay of Islands, North Island, \N, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Russell


A travel blog entry by philosophizermd on Apr 15, 2015

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... whales. Fishermen would trap whales in nets (a method unique to this region) or spear them and drag them up onto shore and process every part of them including their blood and bones. Then, they would trade or sell whatever they didn’t need.

After that, we walked for about another 2 hours before getting to Te Toroa Reserve, which was a lot like Whangamumu Scenic Reserve. There we had a nice lunch ...

The longest footbridge.....

A travel blog entry by bruce_n_ros on Mar 29, 2015

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... wooden structure links Whananaki North and Whananaki South over the Te Wairahi Stream estuary. Whananaki means 'kicking’ in Maori, named because Captain Puhi of the legendary Mataatua waka had a restless sleep due to biting mosquitoes.

Our walk took us towards the ocean beach (Sandy Bay) to look for a cache and to follow the Te Araroa pathway/Coastal Walk. However we got wet feet as the tide was high and still didn’t find ...

Day 38 Bay of Islands, NZ

A travel blog entry by luv2cruise on Feb 18, 2015

... dollars for the NZ dollars, no big deal as there were many ATMs around.

There was a craft market set up in the common and that is where we headed towards. Bill went to the library area to get his free WIFI. We checked out many of the booths and bought a few interesting items. As I love jewelry, I found a pair of earrings that were rather unique.

Rich decided it was best if he went and got the free WIFI while he had a chance. It was a ...

Beautiful Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by emilygeorgia18 on Dec 28, 2014

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... and Ben, one of the crew told us a story about Mission bay which could be seen in the distance. Years back some French people were partying on the island against the Maoris wishes, so in the night the Maoris invaded the island and slaughtered all 27 of them and ate them... In the cove sat under the milky way, we saw florescent algae, as we shook our hands in the water it glowed like fairy dust and as we paddled it left glowing fairy trails in the water. It was like ...

Christmas in the Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by danieljftaylor on Dec 26, 2014

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... 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 ...

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