Winter in the Bay of Islands is an interesting time of year: many restaurants close for part of the week. And others close for a month or so, to do renovations while the tourists are away. Sally's Restaurant is an exception: they're open for lunch 7 days a week all year round. Plus they're right on the waterfront. You can get that seaside feeling even if it's raining and … [Read more...]
Russell: things to do, eat & explore
Discover the best insider tips from a local, on things to do, eat and explore in Russell in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand.
"Would you like to do the Tall Ships Regatta with us?" asked the skipper of the boat I usually crew on at the Kerikeri Cruising Club. "What's the Tall Ships Regatta?" I asked? That's not quite the silly question it may appear to be. Because in the 2016 edition there weren't any tall ships: the weather had been too rough for them to make their way to the Bay of … [Read more...]