Summit Motor Lodge

213 Waihi Road, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Island, 3110, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Tauranga


A travel blog entry by carrhaughan


We head out of Rotorua at a reasonable time and while we've ostensibly got a short drive up to Tauranga, on the Bay of Plenty, we’re heading there via a circuitous route that takes in a couple of stops on the way. First stop is out towards Te Pahu, a little bit south of Hamilton, where we find the Toothbrush Fence as made (slightly) famous in the TV show Flight of the Conchords (Bret loses it: "Australia might have Ayers Rock but we ...

Personal safety and Social responsibility

A travel blog entry by liz_turner


... Mentioning no names he is Polish! Apparently from next month there will also be 1/2 hour on fatigue. I put voyage crew to bed/ switch off lights. It is one of my worries on the next trip. After lunch break an exam. Then Mark gave a talk for those who were interested on working on super yachts, how to get a job on them, CVs, visas etc. Harry was the only one who was interested but we all stayed and listened - all very interesting. I can see some of ...

Christmas Cards

A travel blog entry by liz_turner


... by the same 2 gentlemen for the last 40 years from when the hostel opened. There is a mad track by the water with strange statutes etc. complete with tiger Lilly - the owners cat- a fluffy tabby! Not at all scary - just surprised me. There is even a tidal river at the bottom of the garden. Not many English speakers - most seem German. Chatted to a ...

Taupo to Rotarua

A travel blog entry by legoodtimesroll


After a another wet night we were't sure what today's weather would bring but luckily there was little rain, so things are improving. The area between Taupo and Rotorua is full of geothermic parks and it was difficult to decide which to visit. We chose to visit a place called Orakei Korako because it had good reviews and was supposedly less busy than other parks if you got there early. We arrived at 8.30 ( the park having opened ...

Day of relative rest!!

A travel blog entry by richardskids


... ageing effects for me) while dad enjoyed a kid free beer in the bar ( lucky man!!). Not sure how we manage it but cleared the spa after about ten minutes if my kids descending in there, daring each other to stay in the hot pools the longest and who can make the biggest bubbles! Hard to choose what to spend the next few days doing as so much on offer but will have to experience the volcanic park and quite keen to do the luge down the hill! Early night in order I ...

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This hotel, located on 213 Waihi Road, Tauranga, is near Maunganui Beach and Waimarino Adventure Park.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding