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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... the scenic route. It also started raining, first rain in NZ, after 5 days, must be a record.Jet lag is still an issue for Caleb and I, but Jackee and Simon seem to of slotted in quite fine, we should be fine in . a day or 2. Arrived safely back Auckland, not without getting lost! After crossing over the North Harbour bridge, we took the wrong turn and had to go back over the bridge and back again, NOT a wise move as it's 17:30 on a Friday ...
... blind as to my final destination, which might have been a ditch or a tree!!! Thankfully, the windscreen integrity held and I managed to drive ok, despite the hole in the glass and spiders web of cracks now decorating my view till Avis swap my cars over. Now. Iv learnt that when Google maps says "3hrs 20 mins" travel time, what it aught to say is "plus 2 cause it's hot and hilly and it just takes longer!! A hell of a drive, but, the Bay is indeed a pretty place. And ...
... certainly can be seen in the preserved historical buildings. We ventured into one of the cafes for a delicious Apple Lemon Crumble and a coffee as we explored this quaint little town.
Wednesday was another golf day as we made a return trip to the Waitangi Golf Club. We were the first group out for the day and had all kinds of time to enjoy the spectacular views this course has to offer.
On another ...
... 15 dolphins swam near here, blowing air from its blow-hole. We were given some really interesting facts about the dolphins, such as their sleeping patterns, and how they can switch alternative sides of their brains off during sleep, sending them into an almost ‘cat-nap’ state. Sadly these weren’t the species of dolphin we could swim with, as they would quickly change course and would be too fast for us to keep up with, unlike the bottlenose ...
... cycling) and drove to find a spot where the rest of us could be let out. Off we all set and it wasn't too long before they caught us!
Then it was up and down along a fairly busy road to Kerikeri for lunch. The heavens opened as we got there and the unilateral desicion was made to pack the bikes away for the day.
It was good to be back in Keriketi, we had spent 5 nights here back ...