Waiting for take off
On the Russell-Paihia passenger ferry
We stayed at a friends Bach in Russell, in the Bay of Islands. Normally it is very busy in summer and although it was school holidays it was pretty quiet and not that many tourists. We did quite a few short walks in the bush, on the beach and visited some historic places. Russell used to be the capital of New Zealand, so lots of interesting history. We also went to Waitangi for the day, a very important place for New Zealanders.
The strand in Russell
We also spent a lot of time just hanging out and relaxing at the Bach, enjoying soaking in the spa!