Bluewater Hotel

10 West Quay, Napier, North Island, New Zealand | 4 star hotel
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A travel blog entry by carrhaughan


... of buildings were built at the same time and in the same consistent style, and many of the buildings have since been preserved.

We head into downtown Napier the next morning. We catch the art deco hop-on hop-off bus, which is a very reasonable $8 each and saves us any parking hassles. We skirt the bay into town, then pass the port (the fourth biggest in NZ apparently, which is amazing given the town is actually quite small with ...

Open another bottle of sav blanc, mate

A travel blog entry by rogergpilgrim


... 11 per cent of NZ wine output from its between 64 and 77 wineries, some of which like Elephant Hill and Craggy Range are world famous. Much of the wine produced here is not sauvignon blanc, although they do make some of that too. This is a predominantly red wine area growing Syrah, Cabernet Savignon and Franc, Malbec and Merlot. As with much New World wine, a lot of what is on offer is varietal wine and, to be quite honest, I find this a little ...

Hastings wins us over

A travel blog entry by tony-helen


... dunes but after 20 minutes, there was no way to avoid a sandblasting and we packed up and ran for the car. It really was a shame because we were trying out our newly purchased spongy beach sad are we? Please do not feel obliged to answer that last question. Driving back we stopped in Havelock North, a small town on the outskirts of Hastings. Walked about, very nice but not much happening. Looked at 4 places that had menus outside ...

A shearing life

A travel blog entry by khughes17


... meeting up with them tonight. Mark has given us the day off tomorrow to spend with them. We arrive at the caravan park and James strolls out in his Harper Adams Engineer gilet. Must make sure everybody knows who and what he is about! Nice to see them both though and crazy seeing them all the over here. We had a few drinks and a catch up then decided we were all knackered! Bed! 10/01/2013 Woke up about 7.30am to Hef's phone ringing. It's Mark. His neck and back were buggered so he ...

Art Deco

A travel blog entry by walksabout


... and out. Out of the pilots seat I got, in she went and after a few minutes of adjustments to seating, mirrors, lipstick etc, off she went. A complete natural it was as if she had been produced in a can! Come to think of it her father did use to have a camper, ( for the record this was the real McCoy VW camper 2nd hand from uncle Jim Quinlivan and it was orange and cream/white) so with confidence boosted after a successful test drive she was ready for the open road. She settled into ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on 10 West Quay, Napier, is near Cape Kidnappers, Marine Parade, Hawkes Bay Museum, and Te Mata Winery.
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