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... stories and histories. I didnīt find our guide so boring but I must admit that I did everything possible to keep my eyes open for the last 15 minutes of her explication. The entrance is free and there are actually two Gallery free tours daily (10.30 and 13.30).
There were two exhibitions that I liked the most the following:
- Māori Portraits by Gottfried Lindauer. He was New Zealand's leading painter of Māori in the 19th century, in ...
... Rotorua has a large population of Maori people and we got the chance to visit Ohinemutu village one of only 2 working villages that still remains in New Zealand this was also very interesting and it was great to be able to find out more about the Maori culture and beliefs! For the rest of the afternoon we wandered around town and went into the information center and booked a cycle tour for the following day. We also found out that Thursday night was when the ...
... every night the customs team enjoy a confiscated goods banquet in the back room. Maybe they even manage a smile as they dine! Our Auckland apartment is located just off the main drag of Queen Street and although it is New Zealand's most populated city, it seems fairly quiet. Cars are scarce on the roads, people are few and far between and no one is in any sort of hurry to get anywhere. All very un-city like. These features aren't without their ...
... supper we went to The Depot, one of the hip eateries in Auckland, where you can't book. We fortunately ate early and got in quickly, unlike One Direction, who were turned away! We shared lots of different dishes, from mussels with chorizo, cumin coated lamb chops, fish rolls. It was fantastic - yet another superb example of the excellent quality of NZ food. Back at Burnley Terrace we drank and chatted until the wee hours. What a lovely ...
... it very good for arthritis sufferers apparently. It was very relaxing! On Friday we'd booked to go on a boat trip to White Island (or Whakaari as is it's Maori name). This is NZ most active volcano and sits about 49km off the east coast in the Bay of Plenty. The island is closely monitored as are the sea conditions around it. On the Thursday night the company called and said it was unlikely they were going to sail the next morning due to the wind and the trip was indeed ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Esplanade Hotel Devonport
The hotel is old style England seaside with a touch of luxury, harbourview room is lvely with excellent views across the Bay.
We loved it.
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