A Place in the Sun
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- Continental Breakfast
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... main attraction is a visit to the famous Hole in the Rock. Literally there is a natural hole in that rocky island that on a not so rough sea you can sail through. We just got close enough to be able to take pictures. Amazing ! The boat also stopped at one of the islands just to give people a chance to spend time on the beach. With so many lovely beaches within easy reach, I think they just wanted to kill time. In the afternoon we went to ...
... rest our weary heads after the long and tiresome journey. The following morning we eagerly collected a hire car, swiftly renamed 'the baby', and journied north on our road trip to the Bay of Islands and the Northlands for a weekend of sunshine, sand and sunburn. If we thought the views we'd seen already were beautiful we were in for a real treat in Paihia which held sweeping coastal views out across the bay - Immy's dream! We spent the ...
The drive to the Bay of Islands takes about 4hrs. I was driving as the only one insured to drive Don and Rita's exchange house car. Iain acted as the navigator. We drove over the one and only bridge that links the south with the north of Auckland. Then on a toll motorway for about 20kms followed by 'A’ roads that wind round the coast and into the centre of the long strip of land that makes up Northland. We stopped at Whangarei (pronounced Fangarei) to ...
... great to have a nice place to relax in for a few days.
The following day was Christmas Eve and we decided to go for a walk into Russell to have a look at the sights. We walked by the oldest church in New Zealand, Christ Church, and visited the local museum to learn a bit more about the town's history including the conflicts with the indigenous Maori in the earlier years of the settlement. We also learned that the Maori name for the area is ...
... back). Another stop when Margaret spotted wild horses in the dunes. Most people piled off the coach to photograph them and of course one idiot tried to get too close and they trotted off. Our only stop on the way back to Paihia was at a cafe/shop which specialised in carving the Kauri wood. Arrived back at camp exhausted and very disappointed with a trip that had been such a brilliant experience for Sarah the year before.