Bay of Islands Cottages
Travel Blogs from Russell
... cycling) and drove to find a spot where the rest of us could be let out. Off we all set and it wasn't too long before they caught us!
Then it was up and down along a fairly busy road to Kerikeri for lunch. The heavens opened as we got there and the unilateral desicion was made to pack the bikes away for the day.
It was good to be back in Keriketi, we had spent 5 nights here back ...
... 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 :)
... so I reached outside the tent, pulled the bag inside, got out what I wanted and just as I was picking up the bag to move it aside I noticed this dirty great stick insect sitting right across the front of it! I just screamed and jumped back, then the others spotted it and we all kind of ran to the furthest corners of the tent to get away from it! Eventually Chris chucked it outside so we could continue playing cards for a bit longer before retiring to ...
... Cruise and also have time to swim and snorkel in the warm water.
Unfortunately we're not able to swim with dolphins in the afternoon as the pod has a number of baby dolphins. Jenna takes advantage of the opportunity totake part in the boom net experience! (Photos to come later!)
In the evening we enjoy our last meal in Paihia at at the Seafood Restaurant and the food is fabulous!
... the capital of NZ when the first settlers arrived and there will be some more history of this in a later blog. So it has some firsts: the oldest hotel in NZ, the oldest continually active filling station etc - I kid you not.
Not time for more than a quick dinner before hitting the sack - early start tomorrow with dolphin hunting.
How has this ranch rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking