Travel Blogs from North Island
... to Rotorua, continued to follow us. When we arrived at the campgrounds, the host literally told us we couldn't stay there. And once he said it, it made sense...the ground was saturated, like 3 inches of mud and the wind was WHIPPING. So we left, and lucky for us, we were able to find a hotel room for the night. Turns out that in NZ, Easter weekend is much like Labor Day weekend in the States...a ...
... rated by Jacques Cousteau as one of the top 10 dive sights in the world. As you might expect from diving in New Zealand it was pretty cold in the water but we had great gear and we managed two 1-hour dives easily. As we have experienced every time we have been diving the visibility wasn't great. Saw loads of things though, a huge packhorse crayfish, lots of rays, yellow and speckled morays,big kingfish and a huge grouper. Owing to the current we stayed in the same area ...
... important. We approached a high point from which we could look down on the next leg of the hike. The path was generally wide but there were obvious parts that narrowed to about the width of one person. Stephanie and Jonathan took one look at this and decided to head back to the house. I tried to assuage their fears but they were having none of it. Lauren, Hailey and I trekked onward (I have rarely said Stephanie was right, but I would find that we should have followed ...
... We drove down this... grass driveway, and followed her car into a parking space. She got out immediatley and she looked very different from what I imagined. I thought she would be some elderly lady with grayish hair and tan skin. But she got out of the car and she looked to be about 50, with deep brown eyes and black hair. Her skin was a dark as Native American's! She was kind of a squat woman too, not exacly fat... but not skinny, if ya know what I mean. Anyway, she got out of her ...
... believed the world’s population is related. Maori also believed that the people have significant connections to specific parts of nature, e.g. a river and a tree. The community was established in such a way so as to encourage togetherness. Houses were open to “family.” Our cottage was one such gathering place. It had all modern conveniences (except television), but was obviously furnished for accommodating large groups. Hohanna showed us around ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Huntaway Lodge North Island
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128 Albert St, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $119
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Corner Victoria & Federal Streets, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $118
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2 Ascot Road, Airport Oaks, Mangere | 3 star hotelfrom $105
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- Thank goodness!
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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
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10 Tryon Street, P.O. Box 6220, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $81
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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
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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
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147 Quay St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $248
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