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Travel Blogs from Russell
After three days of city life we were ready to move on and eagerly drove north, exclaiming all the way at the lovely scenery we were driving through - not dissimilar to the English Lake District, but without the Lakes and more of it!!!! Our destination was a little town called Russell, perched on one side of the Bay of Islands. Russel1, formerly …
Today we had a day off from our hard work! Drove to Opua and got the ferry to Okiato, which was only a short drive away from Russell. Russell was really cute old fashioned village. Went to Long Beach which was an amazing sandy cove with rock pools. Unspoilt and the weather was perfect! Also went to Tapeka Point, which was more remote and again we were the only people there! It was absolutely beautiful. ...
... in total, and definitely not for the faint-hearted! After smothering ourselves with sun protection and each buying a hat, off we set with our basic route map. The walk was done in sections, including a hop on the car ferry across from Opua to Okiato, a very, very long trek through forest reserves, and eventually the ferry back from historical Russell to Paihai. It was very difficult terrain; shingle beach, huge boulders to ...
... on the east coast, and off we went. Whananaki was our first stop – Tauwhara Bay DOC site. The photo in the Dept of Conservation campsite book showed a beautiful bay with camping under trees. There was indeed a beautiful bay, and we did find camping under a tree. It’s a bit of a change from our exceptional Canadian camping. The grounds are a field with sites marked out in the grass. It’s BYOT, that’s table ...
... our B&B Decks of Paihia. Run by Philip and Wendy Hopkinson who made us very welcome. Had swim in nice pool. Walked down the hill to the village and had very nice dinner at the Alfresco's which was very popular. Had a Goldie in residence called Ruby. Walked back up the ...
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