Anchor House

Address: 6 Kowhai Crescent, Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Paihia

B&E and Final full day in NZ

A travel blog entry by rdkflaherty on Jun 13, 2015

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... gas would be for those huge camper vans. The hotel room was tight - literally a bed with a single bunk overhead. Hardly enough room to put our luggage in it. Opening the bathroom door caused many logistical opportunities. It felt like an indoor tent. Our place in Lyon better be bigger than this :) A final walk in the windy evening and a movie as we crunched together on the bed - last time closing eyes in NZ...for ...

Catching Snappers at the Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by paul_and_ness on Apr 16, 2015

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... we had probably broken the law every night in New Zealand by freedom camping where we shouldn’t, we felt we fitted nicely in the Rascal and Reprobate category so stopped for a quick drink before heading back on the old Russell ferry to Paihia for an early dinner on the town somewhere. It was by the ferry that Paulie caught his catch of the day – a stunning pair of snappers would you believe, what are the chances! ...

Northland - Batten Down the Hatches...

A travel blog entry by obrienml2004 on Mar 16, 2015

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So says the Halifax Herald headline today (yesterday in NS). Another blizzard for NS, Cyclone Pam for NZ. Home and here, Mother Nature continues to reign.

We were squarely in the path of Pam's first hit on the North Island. Preps are the same – fill up the tank,replenish the wallets with cash, stock the larder and hope for the best. When all was said and done ...

Livin' la Vida Kiwi

A travel blog entry by johnandjerry on Feb 13, 2015

1 comment, 12 photos

... not exact, leading to over a century of misunderstanding and grievance between the native Maori and the European settlers. Some claims are still being settled to this day. The treaty ground was where it all happened inn 1840. We toured the grounds and then saw a cultural performance of dancing and singing. Very interesting. Also the war canoes used by the Maori were very impressive, built from a single tree trunk.

Made a simple lunch in our room (eating out ...

All roads lead to Cape Reinga

A travel blog entry by sarzmc on Jan 02, 2015

102 photos

... sacs that glowed blue under the instructor’s torch. There were plenty of fish to see and in fact they were quite friendly!

It was great to be diving again, although I always seem to have trouble equalising, but I get down there in the end. We keep saying we really need to practise more often!

While spending time on the boat we got talking to people from England, Switzerland, Ireland, the US and Egypt so it was a good day out on the water, and luckily ...

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