Embassy Lodge

8 The Esplanade, Whitianga, The Coromandel, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Whitianga

First New Zealand day

A travel blog entry by chasers

... rolling green hills that remind you of England. Around the Bay of plenty on curving our roads laughing at the signs that say "wide vehicles" rather than narrow road. Beautiful country. Pale aqua water dotted by Islands and filled with oysters and muscle traps and many fishermen. We climb into hillsides overlooking the water that looks a lot like the California coast and Mount Diablo 4050 years ago. The corn grow Mondell is truly beautiful. ...


A travel blog entry by billy.mann.7169


... for lunch which was toasties in the cafe, Wet Your Whistle. In the afternoon we drove 20 km or so east over the top of the Coromandel hills to the Pacific coast side. We stopped at Whangapoua, the long white sandy beach recommended to us yesterday afternoon by the swimming pool attendants. A good long splash about and wave-jumping session. French cricket, castle building (with spades from the motel), shell collecting and a snack of what was available from ...

Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach

A travel blog entry by peterprest


... no one had warned us about. We then dug one further from the rocks which was cooler and enjoyed laughing at people trying to get into our boiling pool instead of digging their own. After a refreshing dip in the sea we headed back in the brown 1980s ford with gold seats and enjoyed some pasta and a beer. We intend to rest our feet tomorrow and plan to leave soon as Whitianga is kind of a one horse town. Hopefully getting off the coast soon and seeing something new. ...

On the Other Side of the Road

A travel blog entry by jasonandgaryn


... On more than one occasion throughout our walk around the park, we fell for the tricks set up which sprayed us with water. Although many attractions here made us wonder how weird the creator of this park must be, we definitely had fun riding around on flying cars and trying out a human hamster wheel.

Today we woke up to rain, but that didn't stop us from driving to Cathedral Cove on the other side of the Peninsula. This ...

What the WH?!

A travel blog entry by peteandal


The Coromandel was first sighted by Polynesian explorer Kupe around 950 AD aboard his canoe. It was more recently spotted by Seņor Cook on the 3 November 1769. As he normally did when discovering new land, he named bays and beaches after himself, much to the Maori's distaste. They called this region Hauraki. The Hauraki iwi (tribes) were exposed to European traders using the safe anchorage, close proximity to Auckland and ready supply of Kauri timber to drastically ...


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