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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. …
... had we not noticed the drapes of cobwebs further in. Since it had been raining so much there was also a natural waterfall trickling down the side of the mountain. We didn't realise the spray from the water hitting the floor was so powerful until we got too close and ended up drenched! At least the sun was still bright and warming. Once we had trudged our way back to the car park we made tracks to Hot Water Beach. Unfortunately the sun went ...
We got up super early to have breakfast (tinned fruit!) on the beach.
Words cannot describe how beautiful the view was. We saw a couple of
guys fishing.. 25hooks on the one thing. Mental! Needless to say,
Pete marched on down to the local fishing store and kitted out our
fishing rod for later shena****ns...
After walking across the beach, we headed towards Cathedral Cove. It was a bit of a walk
but “well worth ...
Journey Set off for our boat trip in a glass bottom boat this pm. Stopped for coffee at Tairua a nice little town. We covered some of the same road as yesterday but still very pleasant. I drove to begin with. A beautiful sunny day again! Boat trip was good from a geology aspect but disappointing in marine life. Other sailors were from Australia and ...
... picnicking, and canoeing on it. There is also a large area that is fenced off where the dottrels are nesting.
Tonight we are off to the local sportsclub – overlooking the harbour area for a drink before going to dinner at the local Thai restaurant.
Tomorrow there is more walking planned and time to look in the shops. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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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