Travel Blogs from North Island
... distance of about 13-14km with a steep climb). The visibility was very poor due to the fog, and the wind and rain were a bit of a challenge. Thankfully we were in full rain gear and the girls were troopers. We never did have the opportunity to set our sights on the volcanoes steaming vents and colourful lakes...so we bought the ...
... An endangered bird that is found only here in New Zealand. The walk itself had some nice views and the falls were very nice. We were also lucky enough to see two of the Blue Ducks feeding on the top of the falls. Later on in the day, four of the group decided to try our hand at clay pigeon shooting. The group consisted of 2 Scots, a Irish lass and a Texan...it was obvious where the money should have went. The Celts in the mix were worried straight away, in ...
... extra effort...... maybe Tomorrow. Early morning is was still Icy on the shaded Areas but quickly became suitable when the Sun was fully up after about 10 AM. New Day ... perfect no clouds no wind just Sunshine.....I was up at 6 AM and ready to head up to the Slopes. 8 M and waiting for the Lifts to be open.... it is still quit at time..... Skying is OK today all Lift are open .... a little on the icy side this early. Got quit a frw run's in to at at least somewhat offset the ...
The drive back was good, Mike drove the first leg, we stopped for petrol after about 2 hours or so, found a roadside café next door where we had the most delicious burgers and hot drinks (I guess everything tastes so much better when you're tired after a huge trek!). Damian drove from there back home, probably about another hour.
Headed off to bed tired but happy after an amazing day! What a way to spend both Mothers Day and Damian's birthday!
... It up was about 35 metres long with the carvings on the outside of the boat with the prow having a carving of a fierce warrior. After quick wander along the main street we drove out of Wanganui on Highway 4 northwards to the central plateau which is home to three volcanoes. The scenery was less dramatic than much of the scenery we had seen in South Island. The hills were rounded land were not as high and steep as the mountains we had seen previously. We were tempted by ...
Other places to stay in North Island
75 Featherston Street, Wellington | 4 star hotelfrom $125
- Helpful staff
- Ottimo albergo
- Großartiges Hotel
128 Albert St, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $119
- Sleek, modern, and excellent
- Can't fault it
- Great choice
Cnr Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $149
- Excellent 5 day stay
- Loved the Hyatt!
- Nice Hotel for the Price
83 Symonds Street, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $146
- Excellent Hotel
71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $110
- Great hotel
- Great location. Excellent service!
- Great Value for money !!!
90 Federal St, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $147
- Helpful Staff
- International quality heaven in Auckland
- Visa problems
Corner Victoria & Federal Streets, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $118
22 - 26 Albert Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $124
- Great view - terrible service
- Fantastic hotel, excellent service! A true 5* gem!
- **Well appointed & luxurious**
2 Grey St, Wellington | 4 star hotelfrom $165
- OK but some real problems
- Make sure you have a view !!
- Disappointing and soul-less
171 Queen St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $142
- Best Concierge
- Okay for a quick visit.
9 - 17 Byron Ave, Takapuna | 3 star hotelfrom $123
- Awesome Hotel! Highly Recommended!!!
- Terrific choice
2 Ascot Road, Airport Oaks, Mangere | 3 star hotelfrom $105
10 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $94
- Thank goodness!
- Cool hotel and excellent value for money
1000 Eruera Street, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $89
- Great hotel
- Great deal in best location, right by the lake!
- Enjoyable stay
Corner Eruera & Hinemaru Streets, P.O. Box 1044, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Ok hotel -- don't expect any frills
- Very Average
- Good value for money
10 Tryon Street, P.O. Box 6220, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $81
Lake End Tutanekai Street, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $105
- Good Value Stay In Central Rotorua
- The nicest hotel in Rotorua
- Better than expected for a Novotel
153 Featherston Street, Wellington | 3 star hotelfrom $82
8 Customs Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $92
59 Federal Street, Cnr Kingston Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $124
- Okay for a night
- Horrible bathroom
- Would not return to this hotel
cnr Kirkbride and Ascot Rds, Airport Oaks, Mangere | 3 star hotelfrom $90
7 Alma Street, Hamilton | 4 star hotelfrom $120
170 Wakefield Street, Wellington | 3 star hotelfrom $143
- Club Class not worth the extra money!
- Great location but nothing to write home about
- Good location, otherwise nothing special
21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Lighter Quay, Auckland | Hotel
- Genau, was man von einem Westin erwarten würde!
- Great Westin foundations..but with opening jitters!
- Ausgefallen, aber schön
196-200 Quay Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $81
147 Quay St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $248
- Hated it!
- Beatiful and fun
- Super views and location