Puriri Park Orchard
Travel Blogs from North Island
... bow to their deck. We sail past Urupukapuka, the largest island, 500-plus acres with a working sheep farm and a steep hill to which we will return for 360-degree views of the bay. But first, Motukokako, where the pounding of the Pacific against a rather small, but tall, island, has created a tunnel, the famous Hole in the Rock, through which we motor, encountering the large swells of the ocean. (We've included a map of the bay in our pictures. Our route began on the ...
... br> And so both of us Facebook sated and paper downloaded we said our farewells wishing each other a continued happy holiday and via Countdown supermarket for buns and a tomato we sauntered back to the hotel.
What I haven't mentioned is a week today we will making our way home to sunny Manchester. When we let ourselves think about it we feel homesick so it will be nice to see you all again and promise we will only bore you a bit with the pics and video and pics and video ...
... of having visited such an extraordinary island. We returned to the hotel exactly on time to meet the ex-Essex lad who had emigrated and had found employed with "Go" car hire. He had a trainee with him and clearly enjoyed sharing his fluent customer patter with the novice. We had chosen a RAV4 on the basis that we anticipated that some of the roads would be rough and a 4x4 would be a good choice. I nervously joined the city's traffic ...
... possibility of swimming with dolphins along the way. We do encounter two pods of Bottle-nosed dolphins, who entertain us with their speed and leaps out of the water. When we leave the pod they race along beside the boat putting on a great show of chasing us. The Hole In the Rock is aptly named and is situated on the outskirts of the bay, facing ...
... and elf, I had sweets and chocolate and also got given breakfast which was very yummy! Tea, orange juice, can of coke and a sandwich for lunch.. Was the best!! When I got off the plane the wait for my bag felt soo long, but it did turn up!! then met some girls staying at the same hostel so got the bus with them which was nice!! I then stayed in the same dorm as them and spent ...
Other places to stay in North Island
75 Featherston Street, Wellington | 4 star hotelfrom $125
- Helpful staff
- Ottimo albergo
- Großartiges Hotel
128 Albert St, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $119
- Sleek, modern, and excellent
- Can't fault it
- Great choice
Cnr Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $149
- Excellent 5 day stay
- Loved the Hyatt!
- Nice Hotel for the Price
Sant Pau 20, Barcelona | Hostel
- Excellent Hotel
71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $110
- Great hotel
- Great location. Excellent service!
- Great Value for money !!!
90 Federal St, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $147
- Helpful Staff
- International quality heaven in Auckland
- Visa problems
Corner Victoria & Federal Streets, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $118
22 - 26 Albert Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $124
- Great view - terrible service
- Fantastic hotel, excellent service! A true 5* gem!
- **Well appointed & luxurious**
2 Grey St, Wellington | 5 star hotelfrom $165
- OK but some real problems
- Make sure you have a view !!
- Disappointing and soul-less
171 Queen St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $142
- Best Concierge
- Okay for a quick visit.
9 - 17 Byron Ave, Takapuna | 3 star hotelfrom $123
- Awesome Hotel! Highly Recommended!!!
- Terrific choice
2 Ascot Road, Airport Oaks, Mangere | 3 star hotelfrom $105
10 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $94
- Thank goodness!
- Cool hotel and excellent value for money
1000 Eruera Street, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $89
- Great hotel
- Great deal in best location, right by the lake!
- Enjoyable stay
Corner Eruera & Hinemaru Streets, P.O. Box 1044, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Ok hotel -- don't expect any frills
- Very Average
- Good value for money
10 Tryon Street, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $81
Lake End Tutanekai Street, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $105
- Good Value Stay In Central Rotorua
- The nicest hotel in Rotorua
- Better than expected for a Novotel
153 Featherston Street, Wellington | 3 star hotelfrom $82
8 Customs Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $92
59 Federal Street, Cnr Kingston Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $124
- Okay for a night
- Horrible bathroom
- Would not return to this hotel
Corner of Kirkbride & Ascot Roads, Mangere | 3 star hotelfrom $90
7 Alma Street, Hamilton | 4 star hotelfrom $120
170 Wakefield Street, Wellington | 3 star hotelfrom $143
- Club Class not worth the extra money!
- Great location but nothing to write home about
- Good location, otherwise nothing special
21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Lighter Quay, Auckland | Hotel
- Genau, was man von einem Westin erwarten würde!
- Great Westin foundations..but with opening jitters!
- Ausgefallen, aber schön
196 - 200 Quay Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $81
147 Quay Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $248
- Hated it!
- Beatiful and fun
- Super views and location