Hotel On Devonport
- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Babysitting service
- High-speed internet in room
- Microwave in room
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Today has been busy! First we went to Hunua Falls with Hols, Steve and Josh. We walked around the waterfall, fed the ducks then had a picnic.
After that we left Hols, Steve and Josh at Hunua Falls and made our way to Matamata to visit Hobbiton. We met the coach at 'The Shires Rest' which took us to the set of Hobbiton where we had a tour …
... huge hedges grown from a variety of different trees, usually some type of evergreen. The hedges form a protective wall around the orchard preventing the next year’s crop, which is coming in above the roof formed by the vines, from being blown away. I gather that this method of protecting an orchard is used rather extensively in the country as we saw these hedges around other crops, primarily apples.
We also got to stop ...
... Bay of Plenty Golden Oldies - mostly an Over 40s side - and the match will be the usual 40 overs per side, 7 overs per bowler and retire/recycle at 30 not out.
Neil Wylie, representing the home club, offers us an official welcome to the venue and tells us that his side enjoy their cricket, the beautiful surroundings that their benefactor has provided for them and tells us that his team always play their matches ...
Slept in till 8.30am by then we were the only van on the site - just kidding but we were last off. Needed to check on grey water tank and clean water tank before we set off. Headed over the hills towards East Coast and then South till we found Hahei and Cathedral Cove. After circumnavigating the tiny carpark 3 times I managed to thread the ...
On to the smelly city if Rotorua; the sulphur dioxide gas produced from the volcanic activity of the area gives off a lovely whiff of gone-off eggs (brought back memories of our Year 10 trip to Iceland!).On the way here we stopped at the Hobbiton movie set of Lord of the Rings. Apart from just being amazing being at Bag End, the best fact I learnt is that they pulled off every leaf and fruit from an ...