Colonial Motor Lodge

715 Gladstone Road, Gisborne, North Island, ., New Zealand | Hotel
Prices starting from $100.00
 

Travel Blogs from Gisborne

Back on the Bus

A travel blog entry by cheaperthancall

After spending a couple of days in Rotorua it's time to jump back on the bus, this time to head East. The pickup time was a much more reasonable 12.30 so I had a lie in (8.30), checked out and went for a little walk along the lake and to the gardens outside the museum. All very pretty but as reached the gardens it started raining. I took shelter for 5 mins but it didn't look to be dying off so had to venture out ...

Look to the East!

A travel blog entry by familyholmes

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... when we arrived but has now filled up a bit. We're next door to a couple who have a big trailer caravan with sat dish, fake grass to lay outside their front door, some pot plants and all the mod cons! On the other side we have two German students huddled up in a tiny tent...

Gisborne was the first part of NZ sighted by Capt Cook's expedition in 1769. Eager to replenish supplies and explore, they set ashore, much to the amazement of ...

Day 27 Hand feeding stingrays & bone carving

A travel blog entry by ianmetcalfe

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... with these animals in their natural habitat. As we wade into the beach, the owner asks us to follow him down the beach some 200m, as we get closer we can see why, a male seal has made it's way onto the beach for a spot of sunbathing! Great morning for the nature lovers :) Next, we pack up the minibus and head out. We stop at Tolaga bay for some of the group to jump off the ...

9 hour drive - Gisborne to Rotorua. East Coast.

A travel blog entry by thiskiwiflies

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So I wanted to avoid the gorge and looked on my trusty iphone which informed me that Gisborne to Rotorua via the East Coast would only take 6 hours. I figured an extra 2 hours drive wouldn't be a big deal and we would get to visit a bunch of places in between.

Clearly they were misinformed.

The roads were gravelly, windy, full of road works and slow but the views were magnificent.

The drive even though long and ...

The Green Mile(s)

A travel blog entry by stephanhawks

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... from which we just butt walked. We chose the ladder. I, carrying way too much camera equipment, started first. I made it half way to the top but couldn't make the next step because, being as flexible as hardened steel, I couldn't get my foot to the next notch. I came back down and let Hailey attempt the climb. She made it to about the same place when Lauren noticed that one of the metal pipes helping Hailey balance was steadily sliding down. Scratch the ladder method. ...

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This hotel, located on 715 Gladstone Road, Gisborne, is near Matawhero Wines, Montana Wines, and Longbush Wines.
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TripAdvisor Reviews Colonial Motor Lodge Gisborne

3.50 of 5 stars Very Good