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... man who was going to a hotel in a different part of town so we had a free tour thrown in. To keep ourselves awake we went out for a walk to the waterfront area in the evening and managed to stay up till 9.30ish. This hotel is part of the Auckland Sky Tower and Casino complex. It was amazing to see the huge number of punters on a Sunday night as we took a walk through the ...
... room. We have a new character in our room - a full on red-headed girl from an un-established country. She was sat up on her top bunk trying to open a cider bottle with a razor. When that failed she attempted to open it with a fountain pen and it worked. There she was sat happily guzzling away at her Regordelick. Little did she know that this hostel was dry and Dais and I so wanted to go and tell tales in her - we refrained.
This evening we did one final ...
... As well as a huge communal kitchen and outside area. We were all very impressed. As the name suggests the beach is a hot water beach, so just before sunset we made our way down to the beach, shovels in hand, to experience the phenomenon of steam and hot water coming out of the sand. As soon as you stepped down out of the dunes you could feel the heat under your feet, and boy in places it was HOT, if I were ever to walk on hot coals I feel it would ...
... options; one, holiday parks which were £7-12pp; two, DOC sites which
are government run sites ranging from very basic with just a toilet
to more equipped with kitchen facilities and showers, sometimes even
hot ones ranging between £3-7pp. So a fair bit to consider but we
reckon it would probably add up to roughly the same whatever you do
it, depending on your budgeting skills and season you go.
However you chose to get around though,
... and some undercooked but still the thought was there. After a few beers we headed back to the hostel and got to know Ma better who told us some funny stories from his 15 years on the road. The next day we made our way to Franz Joseph - a beautiful town surrounded by glaciers and mountains. We checked into our hostel, a great place called rainforest retreat, one of the nicest places we have stayed. Though we were met by the owner telling us a hitchhike horror story from ...