Absolute Bliss Apartments
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The following morning was nice and sunny so we decided to book our trip to the islands for that day and by 11am we were aboard our bright yellow capsule called the ‘Explorer’ sailing through the many 144 islands that make up the Bay of Islands.
We very quickly realised that the iconic views of the islands that are on the front of every leaflet are of course taken from the air and ...
... but we did get to explore the bay. We visited Manawaora bay, Bird Rock and Motukiekie. They were all magnificent sites and truly breathtaking. We were upset that we couldn't swim with the dolphins but discovered this was a rare case and we do think they should advertise that better! However, we were extremely pleased that we saw some and created some amazing memories.
We decided to get off the boat at Russell and have a little ...
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... booked. As with all boat trips they will let us know if it's cancelled so here's hoping .... It's on that is lol.
We had a quiet afternoon strolling round watching boats and did manage a beer break on the pier watching the boats come and go. as the room did not have much in the way of facilities to cook we decided to push the boat out (pun) and eat out. We had seen a restaurant that looked quiet when we passed so we went back there. I have mentioned it's a Bank ...
... to spread the contents of your bag out on the floor) before heading back to Auckland on Tuesday to return our lovely hire car. Quick shout out to our amazing Mazda 2 that diligently played our summer tunes, hosted our sandy bottys and beared the brunt of the exploding backpacks - we salute you. We're joining the Kiwi Bus on Thursday so look out for more stories and adventures as we explore much more of New Zealand. Hugs and kisses, Immy and ...