TripAdvisor Reviews Rosemount Homestead North Island
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... comprise the city. The harbor area is the center of departures for ferries and tour boats plying the green and blue waters of the Bay of Islands. Ours is one of perhaps 50 one-and two-bedroom chalet-style units on this hill. The complex is nicely landscaped, has two swimming pools, one heated, and four spa buildings containing hot tubs. There is a lounge area as well with Internet service, a ping pong table, a small library, and a restaurant area. The ...
... walk we headed for another honey farm. This one had so many different flavours, they had everything from avocado honey to blueberry honey, lemon honey to strawberry honey. I picked up a few little bits for treats to bring home. They were so good and so much cheaper to what you would pay at home. After that we decided to head a little further south, we had already decided that we would stay at gulf harbour again tonight. We stayed there on the way up and had really liked it ...
... once you get off the ferry.
The most popular walk is to the summit, a little challenging but worth it for the wonderful views you get of Auckland's sky-line.
There is a crater rim walk and a diversion to the lava caves, dark enough to require the aid of a torch and some crouching. The other various walks will take you around the island and a causeway leads to the next island of Motutapu. ...
... once we were on board, we realised it will take us a couple of days to get to grips with all the restaurants and other facilities, not to mention remembering where our cabin is. We found out that there are about 2,700 passengers on board, with nationalities ranging from Australian, Kiwis, Brits (165 of us) and the largest (and loudest) contingent from the USA. After the mandatory ...
... and not with the ocean views of Cable Bay, but just the coolest atmosphere. A really nice place to sit in the sun - none of us wanted to leave! Eventually we had to though because they were closing, so we got a car (driven by Alan Partridge again, to our great joy) into the nearest village to grab a bite to eat at a place called Sand Bar, which has a cracking view over a little bay far below. We even saw a little seaplane land and drop someone off before ...
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