TripAdvisor Reviews Huntaway Lodge North Island
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... motorway". We arrived in the park around 2:15 or so, it was a shame though because of the rain we didn't get the gorgeous view of the Lake we were hoping for. Seriously Google Lake Waikaremoana, it's stunning! I hope to return one day and do the Great Hike which takes 4-5 days and you camp while walking around the whole thing. We drove up to the visitor center and took two small walks to beautiful waterfalls. The paths were very muddy and ...
... t go onto the beach and the road only went a certain distance, so I stayed where I was. If the weather brightened up later or if it was nice in the morning, I would complete the circuit then as we decided to stay another night. Who wouldn't when you would pay a lot of money to have a beach like this all to yourselves.
It was nice relaxing and reading, watching the clouds and the tide come in. The hardest decision was what we would have for dinner and what wine to ...
... As we moved out of the sounds into the strait Claire started to look a little green, not as green as the poor Chinese guy on our left, I stopped counting when he was on his 3rd bag. Claire managed not to use any in the end!
Arrived in Wellington at 1 in the morning which must have pleased our dorm-mates. Spent the day at Te Papa, the national museum which was great and then headed out of town as everywhere was full, spent the night in the highest rated hostel in NZ ...
We got away at 10am after Lorraine & Don signed up for the Top Ten membership, the skies were grey but with blue patches. I filled with 36-62Lt of petrol costing $80-90. The drive to Napier is very picturesque with lots of hills and pine forests but the road is very winding with lots of “ups & downs”. We stopped at cafe 287 just 31kms south of Wairoa for coffee and sticky bun it is a nice place to ...
... obviously) and the next you are looking at mountains covered in tropical jungle!
The first thing that hit everyone in Rotorua was the rotten egg smell - the area is covered in volcanic springs which give off huge amounts of Sulphur Dioxide which, to put it simply, STINKS. We checked into our hostel and then headed more or less straight out to go luging (downhill go karting with no motor). We all had 5 goes each and had a few races down the mountain which was really fun, if ...
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