Acacia Lodge Motel
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... top. Moving on we stopped at Tokerau Beach where we saw some kite surfers (see picture). We tried to get into a popular fish restaurant at Mangonui but it was packed out so we retreated to the Taipa Bay Beach Resort for lunch, taking a photo of Taipa and Doubtless Bay on the way. After lunch, we had a walk along the beach then Allan went ...
... too much for us- needless to say the cold shower (although more of a drip really) didn't really rinse us off that well so we were slightly smelly for the rest of the day! In the afternoon we went back to Paihia to visit Waitangi Treaty Grounds, where the Maori and the Europeans struck a deal in 1840 to bring NZ under British rule. It was interesting to learn a bit more about the history of NZ, and the grounds overlooked the Bay of Islands so were nice to stroll ...
... try and save the Kauri's from the disease, it's not a lot of effort really, scrubbing and spraying your shoes, 20 seconds work. Sadly some people feel this is too much effort and walk in and out without doing it. Hopefully the remaining Kauri's will be OK, but I suspect ignorance and laziness of some people will see these great trees catch the disease and be lost to future generations.
We continue up the coast, leaving the forest behind. As we pass ...
... pass that had a road like a race track! Nia did a great run down the dune and very nearly ended up in the river (see video). The Maori driver Robert was most entertaining and informative and keep us laughing all day with his jokes. The 90 mile beach is a sight to see & the coach drove the whole length on it - 85 km! We took the coastal road home via Manganoui for world famous fish & ...
... we survive, albeit without WiFi.
That evening everyone has recommend we have dinner at the world famous Mangonui Fish Shop. We should have read the Trip Advisor review first. After hearing so much about this place, we were disappointed with the experience. The location is funky, on stilts over the ...