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Travel Blogs from Paihia
... We stopped at Whangarei for lunch but bit of a problem to find a cafe open with it being Sunday, will soon be sorted to do our own so won't be a problem. Lots of cows on green lush pastures up hills and down dales, not many sheep why did I expect this to be different but we have only been here three days.
Arrived at our next two day abode in Paihai in the Bay of Islands around 1:30 after supposedly only needing ...
... seeing any dolphins on this trip but then the captain got word of a pod not too far away! There was about twenty five of them and there were a number of juveniles too which unfortunately for us meant we couldn't go swimming with them. The whole boat were like little kids screaming every time one of them jumped out of the water or came close to the boat. The most amazing part was when the boat picked up speed and the dolphins were jumping ridiculously high out of the water following ...
... up and down that hillside. I told him it had been a good thing that my ipad was in his back pack other wise I'd of thrown him on hahaa. After our feed we had a 20 minute drive to our stop for the night. Another lake side stop. It was dark when we pulled up so not sure what it's like yet. Monday Paihia Today we drove further north and headed for the bay of islands. In particularly Paihia. It was a lovely little place. One of those beach side resort type area which you can imagine ...
... at 10 Ollie, Claire and the others came and found our campervan and we, rather impressively, managed to fit nine people into the back of our campervan! The first nights sleep in our new home was actually really good, although we were woken up early with the light shining through the curtains. We met Ollie and Claire and went for a little walk to a viewpoint before going for an amazing Mexican with the others for lunch. As everyone else was on the Kiwi Experience their bus ...
... ocean with the dolphins! Now that really was incredible, there was so many of them and they came up so close to us!
I've now checked into Base Pipi Patch and it is so cool here, much more chilled out than Auckland! I'm staying in my first 8 bed dorm but I drew the short straw and have ended up in a top bunk for the next 3 nights, not happy! I've just had a BBQ down on the decks ...
Other places to stay in Paihia
58 Seaview Road, Paihia | 4 star hotelfrom $83
- nice walk to the beach
138 Marsden Road, Paihia | 4 star hotelfrom $84
- Clean and quite modern
104 Marsden Road, Paihia | 3 star hotelfrom $107
- Everything is as it should…
5 Joyces Rd, Paihia | 3 star hotelfrom $56
- Better than the 3 star rat…
166 Marsden Road, Paihia | 5 star hotelfrom $186
8 - 10 Marsden Road, Paihia | 5 star hotelfrom $158
- Great view and pool
100 Marsden Road, Paihia | 5 star hotelfrom $132
- Wish we could stay longer!
Old Wharf Road, Paihia | Hotelfrom $100
- Pleasant spot
2 Marsden Road, Paihia | 4 star hotelfrom $77
336 Puketona Road, Paihia | Hotelfrom $91
- Lovely location
Corner Kings Road and MacMurray Road, Paihia | 4 star hotelfrom $42
- Nice...comfy beds!!
24 Joyces Road, Paihia | Hotelfrom $100