Park View Motor Lodge
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No we haven't come home. We are in Hamilton a larger town in central North Island of New Zealand. Temporary home is another well equipped motel room.
On our usual discovery walk around town, we noticed the cinema was now showing The Hobbit ... but more important was still showing Skyfall.
Woohoo!!! We …
... you will probably read more about my adventures. Although, I sometimes miss my family and friends…But they keep encouraging me, thanks guys, really appreciate that!
As they say in Maori: Kia Ora – See ya, as in Dutch/Limburg;): Doei – Haije wah! (one of my co-workers is willing to learn more Dutch – really funny – I try to teach him Dutch by having lunch breaks together haha! Many ways to learn more about a culture;).
Lots of Love,
A pleasant drive from Rotorua to Matamata where they filmed The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit. The set is called Hobbiton.
Peter Jackson chose this site (because the small hills and hedgerows resembled what he believed the shire would have looked like in England) which was and still is a sheep farm - the only sheep farm left in Matamata. When they filmed Lord of The Rings - most of ...
... go to plan. As they knew my face, people were perfectly happy to come up and chat to me, so I felt amongst friends already, before comparing notes with Kevin and others in the clubhouse. He invited me to join the Hawks (a different club - known as 'the speedy one') for their Sunday run. They're doing 40km, I demurred. He's the kind of fit runner who has marathons as his longest distance runs-until the other week when the Sunday group slotted in a 55km trail run ...
... campsite we had found in the iSite was 15KM north of New Plymouth in Waitara, we had a rough idea of where but not exactly. 5 minutes of driving and we saw where we wanted to be, in we pulled and parked up just before the rain the started! The rain gets heavier and heavier but we need to cook our dinner, finally time to cook the fresh pasta we had bought, some of the mixed seafood, veg and pasta sauce and we have enough food for about 4 people. We eat as much as we can and call ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPark View Motor Lodge Hamilton
Very welcoming arrival. Rooms were clean and very comfortable. Excellent for our short stay.
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