Glen Aros Country Estate

1549 Raukawa Road, Napier, North Island, 4174, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Napier

The art deco town

A travel blog entry by suebar

... from then onwards would be stronger and more able to withstand earthquakes. (Christchurch suffered severe earthquake damage almost two years ago. Most of the buildings that collapsed pre-dated 1931.) The town centre was rebuilt over a very short period and the shops and banks which had traded from temporary premises began to move into the new buildings towards the end of 1932. The buildings have been preserved but the appearance is ...

Art Deco City

A travel blog entry by lyndsey-martin


Hello everyone!

Me again, to tell you about our trip to Napier, on the West coast of the North Island.

We set off from Tauranga at about midday, having spent the morning abusing the WiFi card we had purchased the day before. Next, we drove to Taupo again, to see the Huka Waterfalls, a very fast flowing waterfall which produces lots of white spray. The name "Huka" is Maori for "foam", which is just what it looks like. We walked part of the track ...


A travel blog entry by mek1


... 7.8 on the Richter scale. The whole town was destroyed. In addition the town gained about 3000 acres as a large inner harbor was lifted so that it was no longer under water. Since everything was destroyed, the townspeople decided to rebuild the town. A British ship was anchored off Napier at the time of the quake by the name of The Veronica. The seamen were of tremendous help in looking for survivors and ...

Counting down the days

A travel blog entry by khughes17


... from yesterday to shear his lambs. There's 831 apparently! We'll see how many there is by the end of the day. This shed was a closed board which made things 10 times worse as you all have to work together. Me and Rebecca had a good system going that I move all of the wool for her and she would rousie on Hef and Brya. But then when we changed, Marcel kept passing her heaps of wool and interfering, which was stressing her out big time. It was ok and I didn't bother getting ...

A shearing life

A travel blog entry by khughes17


... drove to Marks in our car so Hef could grind and Trish wanted me to help her start her CV. So we did that and then as we were driving back Hef out his window down and it wouldn't go back up! Honestly, I don't know if anything else can go wrong. And because Hef was tired he was even more annoyed and we weren't getting tea so he was hungry AND annoyed! We had a relatively early night; it's a catch up day every evening to try and gain a few more hours sleep. Mark said we were ...

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This hotel, located on 1549 Raukawa Road, Napier, is near Grape Escape Ltd, Silky Oak Chocolate Company, Sileni Estates, and Brookfields Vineyards.
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