Scenic Hotel Bay Of Islands
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We leave Auckland mid morning on Sunday, borrowing Pat's car for the three hour drive up to Paihia in the Bay of Islands, despite reservations over his "5PUR5" number plate. We stop off for lunch en route in the town basin at Whangarei and have a stroll around the shops and the harbour.
Upon arrival in Paihia the overcast skies remain and …
I made it to New Zealand! Woo hoo! Plane ride was rather pleasant. Lots of movies, tv shows, etc to choose from. I watched Argo and Slumdog Millionaire. Made it through customs without a hitch, took the bus to the city, checked into my hotel, then explored the city. Observations? Lots of kebab places, sushi restaurants, and Asian tourists. They …
Elf Jahre hat es gedauert bis wir mal wieder nach Australien kamen. Nur acht Jahre hingegen, bis wir wieder das „Land der weißen Wolke" betreten konnten.
Als Reiseziel haben wir uns die einzige subtropische Region Neuseelands ausgesucht: The Northland. Der Temperaturunterschied zwischen dem Winter im australischen Northern Territory …
... it's entire length - it's a truly enormous stretch of sand. After stopping for some photos we headed to the huge sand dunes to do a bit of sandboarding. This was actually no where near as scary as it first looked - the worst bit was trying to climb up the dunes in the first place!! Once at the top you just kneel in the sand, flop forward onto your body board and let gravity do the rest!! Everyone managed to get in a turn or two before the rains started again, ...
We had to get up really early for our trip, I went to the kitchen and it didn't open till 7! What a silly time considering the bus leaves at 7!! Anyway we got on the coach and it was quite a long journey, a Swedish girl called Jenny sat next to me.. On the way we stopped off at a rainforest and did a short walk, we then carried on to a cafe and I brought a massive ring doughnut.. It was very yummy!! Then we went on and eventually ended up ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsScenic Hotel Bay Of Islands Paihia
good location for walking to harbour, beach, and restaurants - great rooms, good breakfast - very quiet and nice staff
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