Commodore's Lodge

The Strand, Russell, Bay of Islands, North Island, 0202, New Zealand | 5 star motel

Travel Blogs from Russell

Taipa Bay to Russell

A travel blog entry by dawn.turner.1


Distance (for J) 60km, height gained 800m

We set the alarm for 7 and went for a swim in the sea which was a stone's throw from our room. J had returned raving about the waves after his swim yesterday so I had to give it a go too and I'm so glad I did - it was fantastic! Firstly, the sea wasn't cold and secondly the waves were enormous, it was exhilirating and we could have spent ages in ...

A day around Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by phil100652


We had a fairly quiet day today, starting off with a short drive near our motel to see some local features. As our host and comedian Norm explained it "There are only two perfect horseshoe shaped falls in the world - Niagara and Haruru - only the Haruru ones are a bit smaller." Just a bit! About twenty metres wide I reckon but maybe when it rains ... We also took in the Waitangi Treaty Grounds where British Government representatives ...

Sneaky campers

A travel blog entry by steffielou

... we didn't have to drive the car past anyone. Me and Chris just pulled up and went out to the reception where there was this old couple who ran the site. We paid for the two of us and wanted to leave to set up the tent etc. but the guy just would not stop talking! He was telling us about the history of Russell and all the places to go including boat cruises and fishing trips, even though we told him we were only here for one night! At the same ...

Paihia to Mt. Maunganui

A travel blog entry by tom.terryhannan


... kept going till we got here. Some places you needed your own bedding or they were not very appealing. This place is very clean and nice.
We also stopped at this Little Kiwi demonstration farm and took a little cart around the orchard and learned lots. Because of the volcanic soil they can grow just about anything and they had at least one tree of it. They grow mostly golden and green kiwis. The kiwi have to ...

Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach

A travel blog entry by tom.terryhannan


... place of the Maori spirits - that is their belief.
The latest crazy thing young people do around here is to climb up VERY HIGH on a pine tree and place a orange pylon on top. Unbelievable, hopeful no one gets hurt.
We passed lots of different orchards - kiwi, orange and avocado. Most are changing to the avocado because the trees last MANY years longer than other fruits.
Last stop was the Manginangina Forest ...

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This 5 star motel, located on The Strand, Russell, is near Treaty House, Kings Dolphin Cruises, Paihia Harbour, and Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding