Travel Blogs from Whangamata
Leaving New Plymouth we headed south on Hwy 3, on the east side of Mount Taranaki. Clouds were developing from the sea but we were still treated to great views of the volcano. Absolutely impressive. The east side also had great, flat meadows with many cows grazing. We stopped at "Stratford', which is Shakespeare influenced and has a clock tower. …
So sure enough at 8.15 we boarded our bright green kiwi experience bus which would be basically our home for the next few weeks! To our horror however as we got on, out of the fifty available seats, there was no one else on board! - could be a lonely trip! - thankfully however the bust proceeded to pick up another 42 people the vast majority of which were British - and as the local guide pointed out 'Brits travel all the way round the world to spend time with Brits!' The bus set ...
... fait un peu cité balnéaire huppée...
Et nous y trouvons tout le nécessaire pour manger le midi et faire un bon petit ravitaillement en bouffe pour les prochains jours... Noodle Party!!!
Déjeuner durant lequel nous découvrons que en Nouvelle Zélande, même les lasagnes sont passées dans la friture! Beurk...
Puis sieste au bord des eaux bleues du lagon, en plein soleil, mais avec de la crème histoire de pas se faire piéger!!!
... an island as his own as it looked like his nose! It was then the big paddle back to the original beach. At points of this paddle it felt like we were going backwards & not getting any closer to the shore. Eventually we got to the beach & out of the Kayak. We opened up the 'dry' area of the Kayak to find that my nice dry clothes were now actually wet! So what I thought was a good idea now ended up with me having two soggy sets of clothes. After paying for our ...
... I could have such bad luck!
Thankfully though I was sat almost at the back of the bus and she was practically on the drivers lap (he was called Trouble btw!) you know telling him which way to go and whatnot no doubt.
Our first stop was the most pointless thing I have ever done in NZ – ever I think… we had to go to the Stray office and watch the most inept member of staff show us how to use the online booking system… wtf? Most of ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsBreakers Motel Whangamata
I have stayed here a few times & I love this place. It's clean & modern, not too pricey. The pool is great & easily accessible from the rooms. It's close to the highway but not noisy at all & is a great distance from the beach.
Love this place!
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