Copthorne Hotel & Resort Hokianga
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Last night I slept like a baby, as soon as my head hit the pillow I was away and it was all I could do to write this blog!
Alarm went off at 7am then it was breakfast, bags packed and away for our next 90km/56mile ride with a height gain of 935m : (
We backtracked for a few kms then it was fairly flat (with a few …
Sat Mar 15
The predicted cyclone arrived over the night and we awoke to high winds but only light rain.
Wrapped up some CA house business and all is well there. After some debate, we decide the weather was decent enough to drive to our next destination. It was windy and drizzly but really not too bad.
We stopped quickly for gas and then a longer stop at the Kauri museum. It was pretty interesting and ...
Having thanked Kirri and Rene for their hospitality we drove back to Dargaville to pick up route 12 again heading North. The road runs parallel to the western coast a few miles inland ,so got glimpses of the coast to the left and hills and mountains to the right. We stopped at a funny little place on the side of the road where a little old lady was selling kauri gum jewellery and raw gum. The road then started to climb up into the waipoua Forrest , the roads ...
... sandal, oh no. Luckily your left leg is redundant in an automatic car, I could have posted it home with my sleeping bag. Firstly though because Jane was concerned about accommodation in Auckland, and quite rightly to, we popped to the iSite and got them to book accommodation for us, we opted for the YHA international as it had parking available, we took a four bed mixed dorm, shared bathroom. While walking into the iSite my ...
How much fun is it to ride in a dune buggy exploring big dunes, a canyon made up of hardened sand and a wide deserted beach with crashing waves? It sure brought out the kid in us! Imagine being high up on a dune and the gas engine of the dune buggy turned off and gliding down the dune! Or being at a low point and Andrew building up momentum so we could make it to the top ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking