Romantic Weekend in Russell

When we weren’t wining and dining at The Duke’s waterfront restaurant, we were essentially doing the same on the water, which of course the Bay of Islands is best known for.

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Waitangi Bay of Islands

Waitangi Treaty Grounds the place for a history lesson

As New Zealanders, we are awkward enough about our own history, let alone explaining the complexity of it to foreigners. With overseas tourists flooding into Paihia and the incomparably beautiful Bay of Islands, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds may well be the perfect place to start that conversation.

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