Number Eight

8 River Oaks Drive, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Island, 3021, New Zealand | B&B
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I live 45 min from Hobbiton

A travel blog entry by miellee on Jul 11, 2014

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... of the movie. The day trip is pretty steep, around 70NZD/60ishUSD just to see Bilbo's house. I prefer a hike through the rolling hills. But, since I'm already on this side of the world, I'm sure I'll end up taking a trip to Hobbiton.

I broke my trip down into two, so I switched buses at Hamilton allowing for a food and bathroom break. THe drivers are a pretty friendly, and the local people are more than happy to answer any questions you might ...

Hobbiton

A travel blog entry by edddadams on May 13, 2014

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... of the earths crust and magma lying close to the surface. A large plant generates electricity from the geothermal springs. 15% of New Zealand's electricity is generated this way. This meant that the whole area is dotted with plumes of steam. Our next stop was Orakei Korako. A boat took us out across the lake. We wondered for an hour and a half, unguided, and viewed the Emerald terrace, a silica platform and silica waterfall which have been produced ...

Surf & sand at our first "Freedon Camp"!

A travel blog entry by twodrifters07 on Mar 25, 2014

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... about making dinner, followed by the aforementioned walk!

The following day, after watching even more folks fishing with those weird contraptions, we drove to the Karangahake Gorge to do a long hike through an old historic mining area. Sadly, they have left all the junky old abandoned stuff there to show the tourists and hikers what the mining was like, and, although very interesting to see, ...

Tauranga

A travel blog entry by carrhaughan on Mar 02, 2014

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... in a pretty cool place which is a bit like a house-share – we have no in-room facilities, but full access to the house with massive lounge, kitchen/diner etc. The house itself is huge, a beautiful listed late-nineteenth century property with views over the harbour. We head out and buy some food, then chat with the owner, Memphis, (yes that is her real name) and a few other guests as we cook and eat.

The next morning we head ...

Beach, braai and beer

A travel blog entry by antandsash on Jan 31, 2014

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... kids and start fire! Owen and Jodi's friends arrived and we all sat outside on the long wooden table and enjoyed a feast...Ant and I made a Thai salad to contribute to the meal.

After dinner it was time to make a brew....Owen makes beer about once a month and is really into it. Pity we are not going to be around to help make the wine they hope to make in ...

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This B&B, located on 8 River Oaks Drive, Tauranga, is near Maunganui Beach and Waimarino Adventure Park.
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