Absolute Bliss Apartments

Address: 24 Joyces Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, 0200, New Zealand | Hotel
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    Travel Blogs from Paihia

    Don't fall in the hole!

    A travel blog entry by harleyjah on Feb 18, 2015

    44 photos

    ... establishments don’t like the competition. I don’t know, but I bet politics works the same as at home. Money talks and the business community was able to get the ban put in place.

    There’s more to Paihia than meets the eye, at least for the New Zealanders. The area, including the Waitangi National Reserve to the north, is often referred to as the “cradle of the nation”, because this is where the historic ...

    Day 3

    A travel blog entry by loriandjohn on Feb 09, 2015

    14 photos

    ... was a pleasant surprise with picturesque weather boarded houses and a wander down a side street revealed the oldest church in New Zealand which was open to visit. We also found a lovely chocolate shop where the owner hand made all the chocolates. I had a chocolate frappe which was amazing and Marjory had the 'best hot chocolate ever' laced with chilli which made her think of the movie Chocolat. After a walk along the beach front we caught the ferry back to Paihia for ...

    The next train to water Loo

    A travel blog entry by stevecherylmoss on Feb 07, 2015

    5 photos

    ... NZ lady who gave us a detailed talk as to where everything was and lo and behold they have 2 Kiwis. Now in the rough guide it says this place is the best viewing of Kiwis in NZ.

    It appeared to be such a weird place to have two Kiwis but heh ho we went with the flow. Another lady took over and we paid her. They have stats to fill in, one of the questions " where are you from " being answered by the lady on our behalf " Nottingham" Slightly bemused and looking ...


    A travel blog entry by lizlivinglife on Jan 23, 2015

    4 photos

    ... to be taken up by the skin. This process could take a year plus! before the skins were dried and then softened using various tools. One worker had to carefully thin the leather using a blade, the process known as skiving. Since this job was a lot easier than softening the leather by breaking the fibres with tools the term ' to skive' became common parlance. There were several other phrases so memorable that both Rod and I have forgotten ...

    All roads lead to Cape Reinga

    A travel blog entry by sarzmc on Jan 02, 2015

    102 photos

    ... Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean. We got talking to a German couple there after taking their photo and spent a fair bit of time wandering around reading the signage about the local environment, fauna and Maori legends.

    We decided to walk down along the headland to Te Werahi, the awe-inspiring beach we could see from the top, which took about 45 minutes. There was nobody down there except some oystercatchers so it was a beautiful spot to just sit and reflect.