Ridge Country Retreat

Address: 300 Rocky Cutting Rd, RD 5, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 300 Rocky Cutting Rd, RD 5, Tauranga, is near Maunganui Beach, Pacific Coast Highway, and Aerius Helicopters.
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    Getting settled in....

    A travel blog entry by thedreamteam on May 24, 2014

    1 comment, 5 photos

    ... and sleep deprivation. All in all, we're quite happy with how it all went. The jobs are our dream jobs, they're with a corporate practice who have practices all over the country and we've signed on to them as locums. It's all private practice and the way it works is we just cover holiday or sick leave for a few weeks at a time, meaning we get to travel the country and get paid to do it. The best parts are that it's totally flexible, we ...

    Surf & sand at our first "Freedon Camp"!

    A travel blog entry by twodrifters07 on Mar 25, 2014

    2 comments, 29 photos

    ... and they are decimating the native plants and trees...there is actually an eradication program in place, so hated are they!

    We stopped in the little town of Waihi to look at the huge open-pit gold mine (they've been pulling gold out of there since 1887!) and to have a beer at the local pub. It was a great place, one of the dozens of old historic buildings we've seen dotted throughout ...


    A travel blog entry by carrhaughan on Mar 02, 2014

    5 photos

    ... it was here unless you knew where to look (locals didn’t know until they saw the films and recognised the mountains in the background, but even then struggled to place it perfectly!) We head straight in, and while it’s clearly built as a movie set, the place is actually scarily realistic. The original Hobbiton was built as a temporary set, from wood and polystyrene, with the intention it’d be destroyed after the ...

    Thermal Wonderland

    A travel blog entry by lanen on Feb 21, 2014

    10 photos

    ... the various colors. Bright orange indicates antimony, purple Manganese oxide, sulphur produces yellow (there is a lot of it!) and so on. The H2S smell is overwhelming and we were amazed that in spite of all the heat and the aggressivity of the sulphur so much vegetation grows so close to it. One particular species are ‘ink-berries’, a fern-like plant that grows a long stem with whitish flowers that produce tiny intense blue berries. ...

    Prayer for this week, testimony, and outreach!

    A travel blog entry by gerrardnate on Feb 11, 2014

    3 comments, 2 photos

    Hey Everyone!, I have time for a quick update.  Praise report!: -I went to church this week with another staff member and a student to a Samoan church. Toward the end of the service, I stepped outside to use the bathroom. Across the property there was a young man sitting listening to music. I felt lead to talk to him. I went back in the church, then came back out. I sat down with him. I asked him if he knew Jesus. I told him who Jesus and ...