Ocean Sands Motel

Address: 6 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 6 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, is near Maunganui Beach and Waimarino Adventure Park.
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Travel Blogs from Tauranga

Family reunions of all sorts

A travel blog entry by wombles5050 on Mar 26, 2015

1 comment, 112 photos

... family in 1998. He decided it looked just like Middle Earth and fantasy became reality. It would have been an even more pleasurable experience if we had been all alone, but as had become common on our trip, we were shocked to discover so many people around us when we thought we were all alone on our travels. This day we had an interesting group, many Chinese men ignoring all the rules and standing on top of the Hobbit Holes taking pictures and ignoring the tour ...

Matamata - Hobbit Land

A travel blog entry by obrienml2004 on Mar 17, 2015

2 comments, 6 photos

Hobbits: A fictional, diminutive, humanoid race who inhabit the lands of Middle-earth. Thank you Mr. Tolkien.

Matamata is the site Kiwi director Peter Jackson chose from an airplane to be the location of Middle-earth. Selected for its lake on which the Green Lantern Inn and mill would be situated and for its hill on which the oak tree overlooking Bag End would be rooted. ...

The East Cape

A travel blog entry by tourdemark on Feb 10, 2015

19 photos

... hire a ...." "Why did I come this way?" "Stuff these b****y climbs."

Then I saw a small village ahead with a few houses and a nice big tree next to the road. I veered off, extricated myself from Nelson who went to lean against the tree and collapsed in the shade. It's hard to say how long I lay there for. My eyes were closed but I don't think I slept. Eventually I heard someone ask, "Are you OK?" I looked up to see a ...

Beach Days, Birdies, Buddies, & Birthdays

A travel blog entry by shellingtons on Jan 31, 2015

3 comments, 29 photos

... warm sunny weather. Games have been with Neil Howard (fellow teacher), The Sarkissians (our friends from Victoria, BC) and the Campbell's (our NZ friends). Neil and I ventured out for an early round about  3 weeks ago and 10 birdies later, I had carded a 64 at the Mount Maunganui GC. It was certainly a game to remember! Cathy and I also made a road trip to the Whakatane GC about an hour southeast of here. The course was in great shape and very interesting ...


A travel blog entry by ijulie on Nov 20, 2014

2 photos

... saw sheep with their little lambs. The climb up the mount was quite hard work and Warren had to take it slowly but we made it and the view was spectacular. We could look down on our cruise ship siting side by side with the Dawn Princess. The Bay of Plenty is a beautiful area with white sandy beaches and lots of waterways leading in and out of the ocean. We really enjoyed out time here. On our return to the ship we ...

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