Slipper Island Resort
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... back in. There have been over 23,000 Kauri Trees planted to regenerate what was originally there in the 1880,s. Come back in 2000 years to see the mature trees. We then went onto our campsite at Hot Water Beach, we booked in and were given a shovel. If we go onto the beach dig ourselves a hole it will fill with hot water and can have a wash! What an amazing place. Lots of photos added, probably too many, but this place is out of this ...
... and we walked a bit along the main street of Thames. It was full of cute small-town shops but to our surprise all of them were already closed. It wasn´t even so late (around 17.00) but we could clearly see that these provincial New Zealand´s towns have their own rhythm. Concretely the town of Thames seemed to be pretty laid back which must be great for people who live there. They have much more time for their family, friends and hobbies and don´t have to postpone all their ...
... felt like a local that day hehehe).
Piha beach has some wild waves and a surf school so it was fun to watch people trying to ride the waves with their surfboards or boogie boards. There is also a tv show that is filmed there and in I think Raglan about lifeguards that work there and the people they rescue so i was just waiting for something "cool" to happen. But I became a bit annoyed with the whipping sand and high ...
... when you consider the level of detail in everything, combined with the fact that Hobbiton isn't a major part of the Hobbit movies, only filming for a total of 12 days of the set, as opposed to 3 months for The Lord of the rings. We started off by taking a tour bus from the visitor centre up into the farm where we were dropped off and given a tour around the site. First we looked around the gardens and at loads of hobbit ...
... than the water in Sydney harbour. Our guide recommended that we go to a winery down the road for lunch and almost all of us that were on the tour turned up there separately. The guy running this winery is mental. Totally off his rocker insane. But he's funny and when you can understand what he's talking about he knows loads about this part of the country and it's history. It's not a winery ...
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