Anchor House

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


A travel blog entry by amygirl2015 on Apr 16, 2015

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... blue and there a cool paintings on the walls. We had already eaten lunch at Burger King, and I was pretty much full. After a little rest, we set out for the Treaty of Waitangi grounds. When we were there, I got an activity sheet and on it were some questions. I really wanted to do them properly because I knew that if I didn't, I would probably wander around being bored and unhappy. So I really focused. I really did. I answered all of ...

Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by expendabelles on Mar 27, 2015

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... Here we happily sunbathed until we were rudely interrupted by rain, yes rain which we haven't been subjected to for a blissful month. We quickly headed back to the main town of Russell where we ducked into Sally's cafe for a pick me up coffee and waiting for the sun to come out. We headed back on the ferry and filled the time before Scar and Suze returned with catching up in our diaries and taking advantage of free wifi. ...

The next train to water Loo

A travel blog entry by stevecherylmoss on Feb 07, 2015

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... be released into the wild. They breed when they are 5 years old. Their future is not too rosy because of all the predators. There are about 70,000 left in the wild so they are doing better than the Takehe but still pretty bad.

Anyway we went out to explore the heritage centre. This is where timing was a bit off, it looks like they have a miniature railway club and there are tracks all round the park with a beautiful restored full size station but only run on ...

Waitangi day

A travel blog entry by terryandlauren on Feb 06, 2015

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We arrive at Waitangi day, the most important day in the New Zealand year. It marks a treaty signed by the Brits and the Maori's mainly detailing land rights, which weren't upheld by the Brits.
Many maori's commiserate the day, and we were warned of violence and protests but we arrive to a huge market and traditional dragon boat races.
We cross the bridge and I head up to the treaty grounds. ...

Up above the ocean

A travel blog entry by amzellen on Jan 30, 2015

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... by smashing up sea urchins so they could feed which was cool. The water was quite cold so we didn't stay in long but so worth it. We clambered back on board and chilled out in the sun for a while. The sun isn't necessarily hotter hear but it's just so much stronger and they said the burn rate was 7 minutes! Next we cruised over to a small island where we would chill before lunch. We first walked up the top of the hill and although it was boiling hot the view at the top was probably ...

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