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 ...

Amity Island through the hole in the rock

A travel blog entry by stevecherylmoss on Feb 08, 2015

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... br> And so both of us Facebook sated and paper downloaded we said our farewells wishing each other a continued happy holiday and via Countdown supermarket for buns and a tomato we sauntered back to the hotel.

What I haven't mentioned is a week today we will making our way home to sunny Manchester. When we let ourselves think about it we feel homesick so it will be nice to see you all again and promise we will only bore you a bit with the pics and video and pics and video ...

Burning dolphins

A travel blog entry by timwindle on Dec 27, 2014

The sun! It burns!

I'm back in Auckland after a trip up to Paihia in the Bay of Islands or the land of eternal summer since even if the depth of winter it never drops below 0 there. This is the first chance I've had to write an update.

Christmas Day was pretty fantastic, in Las Vegas all of the locals come to the casinos to have Christmas Day buffets and we followed suit. We went to an Italian restaurant which was pretty reasonably priced considered ...

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 ...

Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by daveandsara2014 on Sep 11, 2014

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The day had finally arrived to pick up our NZ campervan from a company called Wicked. We jumped on a train and arrived at the depot, where to Sara's horror we were given a van with a green skull & the words "BLACK SABBATH" graffitied down the sides. Dave thought it had a bit of character especially with the automatic gear stick on the steering wheel like they have in America. We named him ...

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