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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 …
... was also New Zealands first factory. The building operated a printing press, printing over 30,000 books, some of the first in Maori. We also went and looked at Christ Church, the oldest church in NZ built in 1835. We went to the Duke of Marlborough hotel for a glass of wine before catching the ferry back to ...
... To cut a long story short I did thankfully make it time but it certainly was not without its difficulties. After arrival I had to collect my checked-in baggage, and then catch a shuttle bus into central Wellington. Only then was I able to start the quest to retrieve the only thing (along with your money of course) that really matters when travelling, my pride and very source of current identity, my British Passport. The bus dropped me off and I ...
... up another 250m hill (this time in the rain as well) and on to Oakura where to our surprise was a campsite on the beach with hot showers and a dryer.
That same night, although too tired to make decent conversation, there were four blokes from Essex who were also cycling NZ. Currently seven weeks in, riding north from Queenstown at the bottom of the south island and planning on a return leg. I’m glad we’re not the only ...
... Otehei Bay on the island of Urapukapuka (Avis, Deb and Owen will know how to pronounce that) and had a walk around to admire the views. From this island we headed back to Russell and were on shore by 1 pm. It was a wonderful tour with amazing scenery.
That gave us time to explore Russell a bit. We headed a block down the street to Pompaillier house which was a Catholic Mission and the site of a book making ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking