Commodore's Lodge

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

What’s it all about?

A travel blog entry by eddyakko on Jul 26, 2014

12 comments, 1 photo

... is my greatest worry
- it makes me bilious to say it, but blood sausage does taste good
- Europe is insanely expensive, dunno how they exist
- signs of unemployment and economic hardship in the EC are hidden from tourist view
- AirB&B is price related, not luxury related, accommodation
- police look like children playing with assault rifles bigger than they are

See you next time - Greek Islands I think!


The beginning of the tale of the hobbit. Anderson

A travel blog entry by tomanderson on Mar 07, 2014

4 comments, 10 photos

Bungle and zippy, sorry wrong show. Mr. & Mrs. Baggins left HK on the 4th March. Liz was most was impressed with the service on the Air New Zealand flight. Our cabin crew were middle aged men who called us by name and could not do enough for us. Liz rates it the best in flight service she has ever had. Well, on the 5th, we landed at Auckland to a right Scottish welcome. It was pissin down!!! However by the time we got to our hotel it had brightened up. I thought getting ...

Happy Valentines Day from Bridget herself

A travel blog entry by erotergum on Feb 14, 2014

2 comments, 6 photos

... on the boat could experience my incredible sailing skills. I volunteered to have a go so headed to the back. Everyone made way for me as I swayed from side to side to get there. The skipper said its easy like driving a car (because it was a wheel instead of a rudder) my reply was well I'm not that great at driving. They all made jokes about how I'd drown them all but I said not to fear as I'm a lifeguard! The man next to me was a bit on edge as I'd make ...

Sneaky campers

A travel blog entry by steffielou on Feb 12, 2014

... in there but it was just me! I got up and read my book for a bit in the car with the door open watching Bobby and Chris play kick-about. All of a sudden Bobby keeled over clutching his ankle. I didn't jump up straight away as I thought he was just being melodramatic but when he didn't get back up we all realised that he might actually be injured!
Johanna, the amateur physiologist, quickly got his foot bound up and raised up but you could ...

A short introduction to Maori history

A travel blog entry by rogergpilgrim on Jan 27, 2014

3 photos

... mention of sovereignty over the land. Our guide seeks to explain how sovereignty over the land would not make sense to the Maori as they don't see themselves as owning land. We later discover that they seem to have worked this out as they own various lakes and and mountains in Taupo.

Anyway, the land is the Maori mother and they are apparently happy to share it with those who turn up providing they follow the rules (Maori style) and don't ...

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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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    TripAdvisor Reviews Commodore's Lodge Russell

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding