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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... br> We knew that if we booked accomendation with the driver, we were guaranteed a night's accomendation at their recommended place. In Paihia, it was Base. We had the choice of booking one or three nights and we chose three as we had heard the bay of islands is absolutely amazing and very popular in the summer time. There was also a day trip deal going on for Cape Reinga, and we figured out we got it for free as it came with our pass. Result one day sorted!! ...
... ocean with the dolphins! Now that really was incredible, there was so many of them and they came up so close to us!
I've now checked into Base Pipi Patch and it is so cool here, much more chilled out than Auckland! I'm staying in my first 8 bed dorm but I drew the short straw and have ended up in a top bunk for the next 3 nights, not happy! I've just had a BBQ down on the decks ...
... a pod of about 10 or more bottlenose dolphin that were doing theoir courtship displays. Jumping out of the water, etc. Spectacular. They followed us for about 20 minutes. Was a full day. Finished off at a Thai/Indian restaurant and a stop at the local ice cream stand (I did have the licquorice ice cream-good but not as good as hokey pokey!). Looking forward to a good night's ...
Today was an early start as we were picked up at our motel at 7.20am by 'Greatsights' tour company. We were taking the tour from Paihia to the very Northern tip of New Zealand - Cape Reinga. We were fortunate to bag the front seats of the coach so had a great view driving along. We were to make several stops at places of interest along the way. Our driver was Hughie, a Maori with 6 brothers and 7 sisters. He made a valiant attempt ...
... the length and breadth of The Pacific Ocean discovering all the lands. They discovered NZ and lived there for 500 years before the first European settlers arrived. Considering the Pacific covers of the worlds surface and is bigger than all the land put together, they were very good at navigating by the stars, the currents and by landmarks.
Taid had a Pacific swim and Nanny paddled and then we set of on the 'scenic route' back to ...