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Rotarua back to Auckland and onward to Russell - The HELL HOLE of the Pacific!
April 1st 2017
Having travelled everywhere in New Zealand but north of Auckland, we head for Russell. A four hour drive plus an eight minute ferry brings us to this wee place of three streets. A slice of heaven right on the waterfront. On route, the landscape becomes subtropical with deep emerald green trees and pastures. There are hillsides covered in toe toe (pampass) grass. The golf course in Whangarei is per ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » North Island » Bay of Islands » Russell
The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more
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