Grumpy'S Motel

20 The Esplanade, P.O. Box 62, Whitianga, The Coromandel, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel

Travel Blogs from Whitianga

Cyclone Lusi

A travel blog entry by rnelson


... midst of a cyclone (typhoon) with dire warnings to stay inside, don't drive, blah, blah, blah. It was raining sheets! I knew I shouldn't have talked about the weather. It's supposed to be better tomorrow, but unfortunately our kayaking trip to Cathedral Cove in the morning has been cancelled because of the rough surf. We're in a nice B&B just off the coast, and it is ...

Coromandel, Hot Water Beach, Hahei Boat Ride

A travel blog entry by edsutch


... the boat. Back up and with 5 minute to go Becky managed to break another pair of flip flops, I guess she is getting value out of them, as this pair had lasted from Singapore, this slowed us down a bit as she isn't quite as used to walking on the gravel, or the burning hot tarmac once we got back to the car. Lunch time was next on the agenda, for this we decided to drive to cooks beach, all was well until we saw an accident that we are still unsure on how it happened. A 3 series ...

What a beautiful day!

A travel blog entry by vanessaandjeff


... all the best spots... Makes me wish we were spending a week here to explore them more. We looked at the pumice rock cliffs, this rock erodes quickly and the coastline looked definitely unique. Saw Shakespeare's cliff named by Captain Cook. Kupe, a Polynesian explorer came to this bay first in 950AD. Whitianga is actually named after Kupe. Captain cook accidentally stumbled upon the bay and came ashore to trade supplies with the Maoris, he ended ...

The Kiwi Experience :-)

A travel blog entry by katandpete


... of miles away. It's like sitting in a shallow bath surrounded by beautiful scenery. It was weird but enjoyable at the same time. The only downside was the stinky sulphurous smell that also accompanied the superheated water but you very quickly get used to it and Pete was having so much fun digging big holes in the sand, I don't think he noticed anyway :-) As we waited for low tide we went for a walk round the coast to a place called Cathedral ...

Hot Water Beach

A travel blog entry by tmcd8


... 60 degrees celsius! But yeah was awesome lying there and even just looking at the stars - our world is awesome :) Got chatting to a few more people at the beach which was good. After this, we headed back to make some food. I made myself some pasta bolognese. After that, we all kinda chilled in the common roomy area and chatted. Bunked up relatively early with a 7.45am bus departure in mind. Until next ...


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