Where we stayed Friday night, in Russell, is just the other side of the hedge in top pic, below. Next pic down shows our door, with Vic's reflection and my back. The B&B was set in the side of a hill, overlooking the Bay of Islands: views in the next two pics.
Traveling down the hill into Russell was so pretty, yet Russell had so little that was useful! (Unless you had booked a boat tour of some sort.) It contained prickly fruit of unknown heritage, and an odd golf cart-like thingie that was parked on the sidewalk during our visit, never moving.
We left on a ferry, from which the bottom two pics were taken.