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- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking hotel
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... we headed for Smugglers Cove at Whangarei Heads where we had lunch and went for a short 1.5 hour walk. The rain was coming and going so I didn’t take the camera, but I did snap some photos on my iPhone. The walk had the bay on one side, the ocean on the other, and winded around the mountains in between. It was literally though a cattle farmers ranch with cows coming and going as they pleased. About half way through the trail after we had stepped over ...
... than me trying to explain. And yes Steve did take his camera into the gents to take pics, a concept he still hasn't accepted that he did actually take pics in a gents public toilet and no George Michael was not in there !! I also took the camera into the ladies and took pics as did some other very bemused american ladies !! Lol
Another first for this small but exciting town is that it has a railway line going through the middle of the main street of the town, ...
... a headland with views out to the Bay of Islands.
However it did have a touch of the Fawlty Towers about it. For most of the time we were the only guests there and we would arrive back after an evening out to find the place in complete darkness with all the doors wide open! And there was never any one on the reception desk. Weird!
We were staying just outside Russell which was ...
... taking pictures of the dolphin fins and they sporadically stuck out of the water. One of the tourist boats next to us span round and a number of geared up passengers jumped out with only one managing to keep up any speed with the quickly moving pod. The guide announced that we were going to do the same thing, I suited up and somehow managed to get in line to be the first off an into the water. With my legs hanging off onto a sub-deck of the boat and my feet submerged ...
... and acres of gardens and pastures. There is also a river and lake with a boat house. We walked for nearly two hours across fields, over hills and through woodland. We saw waterfalls and wildlife as well as a Maori monument celebrating their arrival in New Zealand by canoe over 650 years ago. On the way we met the owner, Ian, and helped him herd his cows ushering the strays up the lane. On the walk we took the wrong path and ...