Oakwood Manor Motor Lodge
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Left Nelson for Auckland. Bad start as seat not showing on computer for one of us. Staff sorted it and we headed off. Spent the night in Auckland.
After breakfast and packing we took a walk down the beach while waiting for our ride to arrive to take us to the airport. While waiting, we updated Facebook, send a couple of post cards to friends who have no Internet and so don't know our where abouts and had the wonderful experience of watching wild horse wander up and down the beach. At 11.30 …
17/09/04 After a wholesomely unfulfilling breakfast of muffins and yoghurt we left the Bates Motel (otherwise known as the Oakwood Manor Hotel) to head for Auckland Airport. Our flight to Nadi on Fiji's main island of Viti Levu was due off at 11.20am which gave us an hour or so for some duty-free shopping, and after buying a couple of bottles of …
11/09/04 Before leaving Gisborne, we stopped by the monument signifying Cook's first landing on New Zealand soil, though sadly not a statue of the man himself, more a pointy war memorial style obelisk. Our route took us north along the Pacific Coast Highway towards East Cape, the country's most easterly point, and up to the town of Te Araroa. A …
... time to leave.
Everything got better from there on though, our plane was really nice, seats were very comfortable and we had extra leg room as we had no seats in front of us. I even managed to get a few hours sleep which is unusual, Annie slept for 10 out of the 12 or so hours which is usual, only waking up for food and then falling back to sleep.
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They were fantastic. We called the hotel at midnight when we arrived, a courtesy bus came and picked us up and took us back to Oakwood. The room was clean and comfortable with tea and coffee facilities. We had a free continental breakfast there on Boxing Day morning before the courtesy bus took us back to the airport to start our journey.
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