Anchor House

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

To Swim or not to Swim?

A travel blog entry by fuzzyfruit


... separated from its own pod and had been adopted by this group who would take care of it until it found its own again. So we cruised back to Paihia not having had a chance to swim, but satisfied at having been able to watch such fun creatures right up close. We even got a bonus pair of New Zealand Fur Seals and a group of Little Penguins on the way back.

As we missed out on the dolphin swim, we decided to treat ourselves ...

Going up north

A travel blog entry by suebar


... and bloody war between the Crown and the Maori. After the mini tour ended we stayed on in Russell for an hour. We had an ice cream and then sat and watched all the boats in the bay before we caught the ferry back to Paihia at 4:00. Once in Paihia we checked into the hotel and relaxed before going to a restaurant overlooking the bay for dinner. We were early to bed after our early morning start and in preparation for another one the following ...

Hundertwassen Toilets & Glow-worms!

A travel blog entry by twodrifters07


... br>
Despite rinsing and rinsing our bathing suits, they still have a 'rotten-egg' odour clinging to them, but this is an experience we wouldn't have wanted to miss! We were so relaxed and rubbery when we finally nodded the morning, the eerie mist and bubbling of the 'lake' out our back window was quite ethereal, a magical wake-up call....

T & D, drifting in hot pools

So many islands

A travel blog entry by derekandjo


... good job. The islands stretch out across the bay and we sailed out to the farthest point to see Cathedral Hole which on a good day you can sail through but the skipper said unless we wanted to be on the 6 o,clock news it was better that we just viewed from a distance.From there you can see the old lighthouse and bungalow where you can hike out to and stay for 15 dollars would be fantastic but what a hike. The skipper gave a running commentary ...

Paihia in the bay of islands

A travel blog entry by belhorizon1


... wild animals ( turkeys, horses, pigs,...) as the forest area spreads out.
The wood industry is very important in New Zealand. The majority of houses are made of wood. Only the high end villas are built with harder materials. We keep on seeing on the road these massive american double trailer trucks loaded with large logs. Whilst a portion is locally used, a lot is exported to ...


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