Travel Blogs from Russell
... br> The grounds and gardens are lovely and there is a great view across to Russell.
We then walked to the pier to catch the ferry across to Russell and our hotel for the next two nights.
Dinner was in the restaurant a few doors down after which we retired for the night. There's a wedding in the hotel and fireworks are going off at the moment, luckily we can't hear the thump of the ...
... to Auckland stopping at Whangarei Falls on the way. After a long journey and an hour and half queue to get checked into the hostel, we were all ready for dominos (ITS ONLY 5 DOLLARS HERE FOR A MEDIUM PIZZA - AMAZING CONSIDERING EVERYTHING ELSE IS TWICE THE PRICE AS AT HOME) and bed.
Its Wednesday morning here and we are all checked out ready to get the bus down to our next stop Hot Water Beach!
Updates you all soon :)
... also hear (without seeing) a lot of birds and...bugs. We have however never felt threatened by spiders, snakes or anything else. We didn't see any.
The walk was quite demanding as we kept on going up and down hills but we have no regrets.
Only a small one : even though we were in a Kiwi zone, we didn't get to see one...They primarily come out at night anyway. Still it would have been nice to see one.
We thought there would be places to stop on the way to ...
... told off. We walked down trying to be careful not to fall into people as he was swinging the bus around the bends. We signed up to do a horse riding trek (don't ask why) and he wanted to know how good we were. I said I was amazing of course (never ridden in my life) and Daisy said she was alright. Walking/wobbling back to our seats was worse I accidentally face planted my chest (in a bit of a low top) on to this poor unsuspecting fellow and apparently I was making a ...
... anything to go by. However, a third of New Zealanders live in the area, about 1.5 million.
The views from the road get more and more attractive as we progress north and by the time we are close to our destination we are by the coast and can see coastal hills and attractive beaches. Russell is a tiny place but quite picturesque: it was ...