Appledore Lodge

624 Puketona Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, 0200, New Zealand | B&B
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Travel Blogs from Paihia

History, Haka and Hell Holes

A travel blog entry by themossfamily on Aug 07, 2014

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... begin to try to explain it all here, but it was fascinating to learn all about it ‘from the horses mouth.The final destination on the treaty grounds was the magnificent carved meeting house (Te Whare Runanga). It was created as a symbol of the founding partnership between the indigenous Maori and European settlers. We were greeted with a Traditional Maori welcome outside the meeting house before being allowed to enter, but not without ...

Bay of Islands (Steve)

A travel blog entry by kezzah16 on Mar 25, 2014

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Steve had pre booked a tour to the Bay of Islands in the North of the North Island. Said goodbye to Kerry before heading to the sky city building where the trip would depart from at 7.30. Kerry would be going to the same place but on a different bus to stay there for a few days! The bus stopped along the way but i finally got there about half 11, Kerry was already there so we met for lunch and had a look round some of the shops ...


A travel blog entry by carrhaughan on Mar 08, 2014

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... and re-sunk in the Bay of Islands for use as a dive wreck. We sort out our gear and meet the other people we’ll be diving with – there’s only a handful of us which is nice. Then we start the convoy up to Matauri Bay – ordinarily we’d get a lift with the crew in the dive van, but we’ve spent our last day in Paihia and Matauri Bay is halfway to our next stop in Mangonui so we opt to drive up there instead. It’s a nice drive, ...


A travel blog entry by groteboze on Feb 27, 2014

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Paihia is the gateway to the whole 'bay of islands' region and we made use of that by booking a sightseeing/swiming tour, in which we got around by boat, looking for dolphins all over the area. We hit the jackpot immediately: at the first location they could be, we found 3 dolphins, happily playing about.

The crew mentioned that dolphins are attracted by humans if they are interesting to ...

Day 154 on route to the Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by elliotgamble on Feb 16, 2014

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... hairy. Driving through a city isn't the easiest task and the road works made it harder. Siri (the iPhone sat nav) didn't know there were road works so kept taking us down the wrong routes. It took some time but eventually we were on the main motor way up north. From here all we had to do was stay on course. The road started off massive. Three lanes and fast speeds but the further away from the city the more lanes it lost. The scenery ...

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This B&B, located on 624 Puketona Road, Paihia, is near Treaty House, Haruru Falls, Paihia Harbour, and Carino Sailing & Dolphin Adventures.
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