Aomotu Lodge

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

We Drink in History

A travel blog entry by petermbeaumont


... in line we trundled on quite quickly.

The ferry ride was about 10 mins and when we drove off we entered a time warp. If you hadn’t seen the modern cars, it was if you have been taken back a century.

Russell was New Zealand’s first capital. The town’s original street plan and names from1843 are still intact and feature some ...

Farms, Kayaks and Dolphins

A travel blog entry by lautom

... mating, resting or if the pod had babies meant we couldnt interact with them as they always put the dolphins welfare first. However after about 15 mins we found a pod of young male bottlenose dolphins! They were very playful, jumping out the water and coming up to the boat. It was amazing seeing them so close. The crew advised us this would be the best possible chance to swim with them so they got us in the water straight away!! The weather wasn't ...

Sneaky campers

A travel blog entry by steffielou

... ketchup, which really wasn't much of an improvement!
The verdict on Molly came in about 4pm and it wasn't good news, she's basically knackered so Bobby and Kells are going to have to stay in Auckland to try and sell her and then hire another campervan so they can meet back up with us later on.
We said our sad goodbyes and drove onward towards Russell which was a short ferry trip from Paihia. But just as we were driving into the dock ...

Paihia to Mt. Maunganui

A travel blog entry by tom.terryhannan


... but I didn't want to go in this small pool of water under the falls. Crazy

Sunday February 9th
Drove from Coromandel to Hahei, only a couple hours driving today. At 4:00 I went on a Glass Bottom Boat and Tom went for a hike/walk to Cathedral Cove. I loved the boat ride, the cliffs were very amazing and we went right into one blow hole. THe power of water and wind is unbelievable. Then I got to see ...

Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach

A travel blog entry by tom.terryhannan


Wednesday February 5th
We got picked up at our hotel this morning at 7:15 and headed north to Cape Reinga. Our first stop was at the Ancient Kauri Kingdom store - it had very expensive furniture made from Kauri trees that are dug up from unground. Due to some kind of weather such as a typhoon or such.
Next stop was 90 mile beach which really isn't 90 miles but 64. We drove along the beach in the big bus and saw one guy catch ...


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4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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