Discovery Settlers Hotel
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Back to the Adventure South routine today, alarm set for 6.30am, shower and breakfast at 7.30. Today we were to cycle south along the coastal road from Russell, in and out of beautiful bays. Of course bays meant ups and downs and there were plenty of them!
Our coffee stop wasn't until 40km so we certainly earned our cake, we didn't get to …
... and restaurants line the tree fringed narrow beach. It does not take long to explore it. It's relative remoteness has prevented too much new development. Given it's past reputation it's perhaps ironic that it has New Zealand's oldest church too, the Christ Church.
Having explored Russell we return to the jetty and board what will be our trip around the Bay of Islands. We had seen a tall ship on the ferry across, now it was moored next to the jetty ...
Leaving Auckland behind, we travel north, exchanging the suburban scene for countryside clothed in every shade of green imaginable. Primarily dairy farming country, we follow the Twin Coast Highway. The road winds up hill and down dale with a never ending vista of peaceful scenes - farm gates, country lanes, cows grazing, and best of all, very little passing traffic. Arriving in Dargaville, we find accommodation ...
... was at least 100ft tall and has been around since Henry VIII was on the throne. Our walk from the campsite to the Kauri park culminated in views of yet another waterfall. It’s easy to become a little blasť after seeing three waterfalls in quick succession but this one was at least the equal of its peers and worthy of a mention. We made our way back to Linford in high spirits and with grand plans for a barbecue dinner but we found we had underestimated the ...
... life! All this for free, too!
Peter said we were welcome to take a stroll around the beautiful sculpture gardens surrounding the gallery cafe, so we wandered amongst the artwork and sculptures, wondering who would come way out here to buy these lovely, but very expensive pieces. It was like being in a wilderness museum! The next day we looked through the gallery, and ...