Paihia Cottage

68 Seaview Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, 0200, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Paihia

To Swim or not to Swim?

A travel blog entry by fuzzyfruit on Apr 08, 2014

40 photos

... a Dolphin cruise into the Bay. We were hoping to get an opportunity to swim with the dolphins, but we had to find some first!

The first pod we found were not for playing and they swum right into the side if some cliffs where we watched them jumping and playing in the waves crashing on the rocks. We continued to find a group more open to the idea of swimming with us and after a while, and some false alarms that were ...

Going up north

A travel blog entry by suebar on Mar 30, 2014

8 photos

... We were given a guided tour. The guide told us about the history of the Waitangi Treaty which is viewed as New Zealand's founding document, signed in 1840. It has three clauses and was an agreement between the British Crown through the then Governor and a trusted missionary and the chiefs of all the Maori tribes (or iwi). There is a Moari language version and an English language version. The first clause differs in each version. In the ...

Stunning views and crisp Sauvignon Blanc...

A travel blog entry by twodrifters07 on Mar 20, 2014

25 photos

... The museum was excellent, dedicated to the mighty kauri tree, the native giants of the north. We were astounded to see the size of the cross cuts of timber, and the displays of beautiful furniture made from this very sturdy wood, the history of the industry, artefacts and life-size reproductions of a pioneer sawmill, boarding house and gum-diggers huts. The mannequins in ...

Pool, Ponies and Palm Trees: Paihia

A travel blog entry by lizzyian on Mar 09, 2014

2 comments, 3 photos

... bore me up a dormant volcano, took me down to the beach and even let me ride her in the sea.

As I hadn't been on a horse for 2 years (let alone on a horse bareback), I was the only one who decided to keep my helmet on whilst in the sea in case I fell off and smashed my head. Therefore the pictures are less graceful sea maiden and more safety dork.

What I hadn't anticipated was how incredibly painful it was going to be. As I slithered off my horse ...

The Kiwi Experience

A travel blog entry by tashenry on Mar 02, 2014

... and Sophie, both from Northampton. We went for a civilised drink in a bar with some guys and the girls before splitting off to head for the costal walks surrounding. We went for the shortest walk up to a high viewpoint that was definitely more strenuous than we had anticipated it to be! With all four of us thankful to reach the top. The view was worth it and we sat relaxing and working out how long ...