TripAdvisor Reviews The Estuary North Island
Travel Blogs from North Island
... Tarah's phone which is brighter. Our next planned stop was at Kauri Falls but somehow we missed the turn off. It may have been down to the fact that we were talking constantly and may have been a bit distracted but it is all good. Instead the next stop was at the Pig Man. Yes you read that correctly, the Pig Man. This is a man who lives in a really remote area and raises wild pigs. The fences enclosing the pigs are not the most secure and so when the fancy takes them ...
After Rotorua we drove back up to the Coromandel Peninsula and stopped at Whitianga last night. We walked to Cathedral Cove this morning and drove back down the West coast of the peninsula. This is a particularly beautiful drive, the road being right near the sea, with the hills on the other side, full of those pohutukawa trees that I love so much. ...
... correctly chart NZ's latitude; apparently he was only a couple of seconds out. The crew also caulked the ship, leant it over in the sand and cleaned the hull. A fact which was noted by local Maori and which they must have found intriguing. The boat tour we took was special, as you can see from the photos, thanks to a great tip from the Info centre in ...
Today we are leaving the west coast of the North Island to head south back through Auckland and then over to the Coromandel Region. The drive through Auckland doesn't seem to be too bad today, but I am still happy once we get back out to the open country.
We cut across over to Thames and then up towards Cathedral Cove, just North of Hahei. Lazy driving and just exploring little towns along the way are making this for an enjoyable day. When we ...
... behind. We were then brought to a community room, asked to take off our shoes, and sit with the women in back and the men in front. For the next hour, there was an exchange of speeches in the Maori language, so I was lost, but understood it was conversations of appreciation, thanks, and warm welcomes.
This was a great opportunity to be invited to and I am grateful because it is certainly ...
Other places to stay in North Island
75 Featherston Street, Wellington | 4 star hotelfrom $125
- Helpful staff
- Ottimo albergo
- Großartiges Hotel
128 Albert St, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $119
- Sleek, modern, and excellent
- Can't fault it
- Great choice
Cnr Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $149
- Excellent 5 day stay
- Loved the Hyatt!
- Nice Hotel for the Price
83 Symonds Street, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $146
- Excellent Hotel
71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $110
- Great hotel
- Great location. Excellent service!
- Great Value for money !!!
90 Federal St, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $147
- Helpful Staff
- International quality heaven in Auckland
- Visa problems
Corner Victoria & Federal Streets, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $118
22 - 26 Albert Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $124
- Great view - terrible service
- Fantastic hotel, excellent service! A true 5* gem!
- **Well appointed & luxurious**
2 Grey St, Wellington | 5 star hotelfrom $165
- OK but some real problems
- Make sure you have a view !!
- Disappointing and soul-less
171 Queen St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $142
- Best Concierge
- Okay for a quick visit.
9 - 17 Byron Ave, Takapuna | 3 star hotelfrom $123
- Awesome Hotel! Highly Recommended!!!
- Terrific choice
2 Ascot Road, Airport Oaks, Mangere | 3 star hotelfrom $105
10 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $94
- Thank goodness!
- Cool hotel and excellent value for money
1000 Eruera Street, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $89
- Great hotel
- Great deal in best location, right by the lake!
- Enjoyable stay
Corner Eruera & Hinemaru Streets, P.O. Box 1044, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Ok hotel -- don't expect any frills
- Very Average
- Good value for money
10 Tryon Street, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $81
Lake End Tutanekai Street, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $105
- Good Value Stay In Central Rotorua
- The nicest hotel in Rotorua
- Better than expected for a Novotel
4850 Leesburg Pike, Alexandria | 3 star hotelfrom $82
- Very comfortable
- Great for families
- Best Homewood Suites by far
8 Customs Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $92
59 Federal Street, Cnr Kingston Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $124
- Okay for a night
- Horrible bathroom
- Would not return to this hotel
Corner of Kirkbride & Ascot Roads, Mangere | 3 star hotelfrom $90
7 Alma Street, Hamilton | 4 star hotelfrom $120
170 Wakefield Street, Wellington | 3 star hotelfrom $143
- Club Class not worth the extra money!
- Great location but nothing to write home about
- Good location, otherwise nothing special
21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Lighter Quay, Auckland | Hotel
- Genau, was man von einem Westin erwarten würde!
- Great Westin foundations..but with opening jitters!
- Ausgefallen, aber schön
196 - 200 Quay Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $81
147 Quay Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $248
- Hated it!
- Beatiful and fun
- Super views and location