Ridge Country Retreat

300 Rocky Cutting Rd, RD 5, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Tauranga

Geothermal Wonders of Rotten-Rua, The Sulphur City

A travel blog entry by tayrae


... and bubbling mud pools in the area stand as proof of this.

Kuirau Park, a public park just a few blocks from where I am staying, is rife with steaming geysers and bubbling mud pools. This is a lovely park with trees and benches, where children go to play and people walk their dogs. It is also the site of a charming farmer’s market every Saturday morning. So ordinary yet so unusual, what with the funny smell and massive clouds of steam coming from ...

Up on the Mount

A travel blog entry by mhwalktheearth


... like something out of a movie. The falls' pool created an open area within the forest. At the distant end from us was the falls. The water magically appears out of the forest and drops straight down, a ribbon of white splitting the lush green. There is a cave behind the falls. Water hits the bottom of the cave's opening and spreads out, widening the falls at their bottom. Cliff faces encircle the pool, starting from each side of the falls and gradually sloping ...

"Don't Look at my Doodle!"

A travel blog entry by journeyjoy


... food experiments such as making chocolate covered strawberries by slapping chocolate cake on top of a bowl of strawberries! It's going to be a bit weird to have to cook for myself again once I'm home.

I saw that I didn't get my glow worm tour for tomorrow and I realized I wouldn't have time to take the Tuatara behind the scenes tour I had arranged at the Auckland Zoo either....ahwell. Auckland tomorrow, then 3 more sea days, and I'm HOME! ...

Leaving Auckland

A travel blog entry by kevinsullivan


... outstanding parks and gardens. It exudes beauty and pizzazz. Water activities are popular here and the city has important historical sites, a lively city centre and family entertainment. Alan took several detours to show us parts of this beautiful country and all the while gave us a thorough verbal insight into the local history. Thank you both very much for meeting and greeting us and for inviting us to stay awhile in your beautiful ...

A Big Day in Rotorua

A travel blog entry by lindaandchris


... are meant to be really quiet and respectful at this time, but Evie didn't quite understand that part, and certainly did not understand why this Maori man was coming at our "leader" in a threatening way, swinging his taniwha, yelling with his eyes bulging, tongue protruding, etc. She totally flipped out? And why didn't I see that coming?

Anyway, she was certainly a bit hesitant after that. She didn't mind doing the poi ...

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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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