Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort
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Leaving Hamilton behind us, we left promptly as we had an appointment at Hobbiton, (really Matamata). We had booked to go to the location of where The Lord of the Rings and latterly The Hobbit (Parts 1,2 and 3!) had been filmed. It was on the way to Rotorua anyway, where I would be staying for the evening. Guy had been some 8 years before, but then …
wonderful ambience.In a treehouse fabulous views over the bay excellent food and restaurant, lovely pool and jacuzzi.
spent one day on a boat going around the coastline line and snorkelling, one day kyaking at the local beach and Christmas Day ..today we will be walking so we are keeping really fit as it is also a steep climb up to our tree …
We just love it here it is more than we expected we would have been happy with a basic tree house with shower and toilet and we got luxury.......... a beautiful chalet on stilts in the forest half way up a mountain with a queen size bed and verandah overlooking the bay..... swimming pool and jacussi what more do you want …
The weather? Same as yesterday, bright sunshine, cool breeze. The usual thing.
The other day we had booked a tee-time for today at the local golfcourse and were eager to see who would win this time. Albert won by one hole, Leontine couldn't play with the rather oldfashioned lady’s hired clubs and her putting needs some attention ...
Wow, a drizzle! We haven't seen that for a long while.
But the windshield-wipers do their job and off we are
for the drive to Pauanui. Following Highway # 5 out of Rotorua towards Tauranga
( a much more important city than we expected) took us through some real jungle:
very dense indigenous forest with extensive stands of tree-ferns and other
vegetation unknown to us. A few more vents with strong sulphurous odours, and
then gradually the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Mercure Puka Park Resort Pauanui
The Resort is really superb...we expected a tree house and got luxury. Lovely staff who make you feel so welcome food superb we can't find fault ...... go there.........!!!!!
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