Falls Motel & Waterfront Campground
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... be fit for a Game of Thrones king. Carried on to KawiKawi where stopped to check out there public toilets.. So popular that they were in all 3 of our travel books as a must see. Built by an Austrian architect. Stopped over in Paihia for the night next to the bay of islands, had a drink on a bar that over looked the quay. Walked around Paihia at ...
... had had a great holiday, they are going home tomorrow. How incredible that we saw them again?
We went to Hones pizzeria just round the corner where we had the place to ourselves and once more it was excellent. The pizza chef was from Hertfordshire and he spent summers surfing and winters snowboarding - a hard life!
Then it was back to the hotel bar where we are currently ensconced before an early start ...
... but she was clearly not in the mood for general questions. I wanted to know about tours and if I could pay that toll road fee anywhere in town to get it sorted. She dismissed us with minimum information. While we made our way out I heard her say to the next, and only customer in the building, can I help you with a booking or do YOU just want to ask questions, I very, very nearly challenged her. What was her problem, perhaps we should have ...
... 11.45 we pulled into a Bay on Robinson Island and anchored and the sun was shining. Most of the island is privately owned, but there is a bit in the middle that is owned by the NZ Conservancy people so is open to all. We transferred to the beach by dingy and then did the climb to the vantage point that overlooks 2 bays, one on either side of the island. Strenuous exercise over, then back to the beach and in for some snorkelling. When we were ...
... beach, which is actually only 55miles long.. We drove up the beach for about 40mins, had a picture stop then carried on to the sand dumes, as the other bus didn't want to go sand boarding on the big ones my bus went on them.. The trek up to the top was a killer, and on my first turn I just spun the whole way down, then on my second go I started to get the hang of it and on my third go I was amazing.. Infact I was in the lead of the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsFalls Motel & Waterfront Campground Paihia
We stayed for 1 night in our camper van.
We arrived quite late after a long drive and received a warm and helpful welcome. The site looks straight at the falls - lovely.
We used the small but clean kitchen for breakfast. The showers and loo were OK. We hired a kayak for an hour the day we left and kayaked right up to the falls - great experience.
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