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From the moment we reached the outskirts of Auckland 'till the time we arrived in the Northland town of Paihia I thought we had died and gone to heaven. The views around every corner were just WOW....
Our motel was across the road from the beach. Accommodation standards are looking to be very good in New Zealand …
... back and cooked a meal and we sat out until 0200 chatting drinking and having a laugh, Thomas and Sebina are a great couple and we will meet again i am sure.
In the morning we were awoken by the ducks, geese and seagulls demanding their morning feed! The Bay of Islands is a stunning place and in March the QE2 is sailing into the bay what a sight that will be. Cunard have chartered all the ferry boats fir 2 days to take the passengers out and ...
... hungry we had a vinous in the other direction from our hostel. We came across a beautiful, little, culturally enriching fish and chip shop. We couldn't resist for just $9 we had some lovely battered dory and chips. Just as we were about to leave we got chatted up by these old New Zealand men, who I'm sure were just being friendly, they'd been out fishing all day and wanted to share it with us as there was loads. We just said we were stuffed and left. Wish you were here. Ero Tergum ...
... from Mexico and now lives in NZ. He gave us some useful information on the locals. Paihia has roughly 1,800 people. We're staying at the Peppertree Lodge, a common hostel for backpackers. We finished our night with a delicious fish-n-chips meal from a small joint called Titos (thanks for the advice Tony Guinn!) Quote of the Day: "this terrain changes more than a girl's ...
... stopped at a Farmers Market which was pretty interesting but things are priced high for the cruise tourists. There is a cruise ship in the Harbor today, they get 45 from November till March. Then we walked around a car show and shine - Tom liked it lol
Just a little further down the road we caught the car ferry across to Russell. It is part of the main land, it would take 1 1/2 hours to drive around to see it. The ferry is ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility