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... horse and cart singing his little song (which I can recite, of course). Even then, it didn’t seem against the realms of possibility to have witnessed such a sight, such was the magic of the place. Much of the tour I spent with Isaac, a chap from the bus. Amusingly, he went up to each of the little Hobbit doors and knocked on them, calling himself ‘Gandalf the Black’. Being a black man himself, I felt entirely comfortable and in no way ...
... one of the small inlets he landed at in between situated around the headland from Tolaga Bay. We walked ourselves up to the top of the hill overlooking the coast where we had a gorgeous view of Cooks Bay, a small inlet where the Endevour had landed. It was an amazing view and quite fascinating to see such a slice of history. The walk took us down through lush forest out into the flat land in front of the bay where, to one side, there was a huge hole ...
... outside overlooking the vast valleys and mountains, everyone loosened up immediately! To say the food was amazing is an understatement! We were served by Rose (Jane's daughter, who she pays to cook for them while she is working on her degree); she dished out delicious eggplant, sweet potatoes and regular roasted potatoes (not at all like in the states--I'll have to ask her the name again), sweet corn, salad, mutton, lamb chops, and lamb sausage. ...
Today we took it easy just hanging around Haurata until after lunch. We decided to explore the grounds and started at the strange fire pit. As we kept walking, we decided to take what was called the "Bush Walk." In the states, this would just be considered a trail, and I have encountered a few that seemed like they were going to be magnificent, but ended up being too short and disappointing.
Well, that definitely did not ...
Today we continue on towards Gisborne, further along the East Cape. Another beautiful start to the day, so we pile in the wagon and head off back along Puke Road. Sam, one of the other girls on the bus, did actually puke this morning so it's not just me. However, because there’s just five of us, I have the advantage of having the entire back row to myself, so I can just lie flat and wait for it all to stop. We make several stops at more completely empty ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Huntaway Lodge North Island
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Corner Victoria & Federal Streets, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $112
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2 Grey St, Wellington | 4 star hotelfrom $169
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171 Queen St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $113
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2 Ascot Road, Airport Oaks, Mangere | 3 star hotelfrom $97
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1000 Eruera Street, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $76
- Great hotel
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- Enjoyable stay
Corner Eruera & Hinemaru Streets, P.O. Box 1044, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $93
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153 Featherston Street, Wellington | 3 star hotelfrom $80
8 Customs Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $80
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7 Alma Street, Hamilton | 4 star hotelfrom $104
170 Wakefield Street, Wellington | 3 star hotelfrom $127
- Club Class not worth the extra money!
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21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Lighter Quay, Auckland | Hotel
- Genau, was man von einem Westin erwarten würde!
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147 Quay St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $235
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