Hawthorne House

1420 Railway Road South, Hastings, North Island, 4178, New Zealand | B&B
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A travel blog entry by mersonjames


... now that's what I call class.

We are staying tonight near Hastings in the Hawkes Bay Area at Mangapapa Petit Hotel. It is about a four hour drive but a lot of it is quite scenic. We stop on the way at Taupo, a pretty town on a lake. Although it is enormous and looks like any other lake it is in fact the water filled crater of an enormous volcano.

Taupo also has an unusual McDonalds. ...

Counting down the days

A travel blog entry by khughes17


... as they are working the hardest, especially that day! I was pretty glad to finish in that shed! Hope I'm with a different gang tomorrow! 16/01/2014 Me and Hef are joining another gang today. We're starting an 8 stand closed board but with 6 shearers. There are 6000 lambs to shear. The station is called Mangatapiri. The rousies are me, Hollie, Noho and Chelsea. The shearers are Brya, Hef, Damon, Joe, Doug and Dion. I thought we were going to be doing one and a half, but ...

'Twas the night before Christmas

A travel blog entry by khughes17


... cooked a BBQ which we had for lunch, and then Donna had to head home to pick up some chickens(?)! She bought the kids a dart board for christmas so we had a few games on that with Dawn and Paul. Then we headed back to the caravan. We were very tired and weren't sure if we had work tomorrow. 27/12/2013 We woke up and watched another film! We had a nice long lie in and then went to town to get some more DVDs and have lunch. Thebaut has gotten himself a kiwi ...

The Big Move

A travel blog entry by khughes17


... t done a lot last couple of days. Caught up on some sleep; we were still waking up at silly hours and going to sleep early. We went down to Dawn & Paul's last night. We stayed with them last year and left some of our stuff with them, so picked that up and had a catch up. We moved in this morning after a good sleep in the cabin last night. I gave it a good clean in and out with ...

Let's go surfing now, everybody's surfing now...

A travel blog entry by familyholmes


... was to lie under our duvet and periodically flap the curtain open to see the brightening landscape. In fact, our bed was facing more south than east, but never mind - it was good enough!

We had to get up reasonably promptly anyway, because I had booked my first ever surf lesson with Frank. He texted me at 08.15 to saying where we would meet. I had no clue, so after a few more texts, a nice surf chick in a wetsuit ...

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This B&B, located on 1420 Railway Road South, Hastings, is near Te Mata Peak, Grape Escape Ltd, Sileni Estates, and Trinity Hill Winery.
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