Travel Blogs from North Island
... suddenly the rain stopped and the sun came out. It was really warm again especially as we were all dressed for colder weather. Suddenly the driver was suggesting all sorts of things we could do when we arrived. I went for a coastal walk along to Cathedral Cove - there was a group of about 10 of us walking that way so we all kept recycling the same conversations / questions to get to know each other. It's hard remembering ...
Rapaura Watergardens - Whitianga - Hot Water Beach - Hahei
We don't stay in Whitianga, though a very nice place, we can't do the glass bottom boat tour, it's too windy, all tours are cancelled, so we go on to Hot Water Beach.
You can borrow shovels there, and it is absolutely stunning to ...
... almost as big as the original shake. An experience!
The Ring Goes South
And thus ends the North Island. I missed quite a lot out, but feel I’ve covered some of the highlights. I’d be here forever if I obsessively jotted down everything, but I’m sure you’re not interested in how many games of Monopoly Cards I won or how many hours of sleep I averaged per night*. Some of the group split in Wellington. We remained for ...
... the walkway absolutely drenched and mucky from the mud path. We locked the van and made a move. After about 5 minutes the sun came out and it became really warm: perfect! A major improvement. It was a 45-minute walk from the car park to Cathedral Cove itself and it was a beautiful and scenic route. At one point we were walking with picturesque rolling hills to our left and the glistening sea to our right. It was stunning and something that ...
... expected her to act as his tour guide for the next hour! She soon shook him off and joined us in the sea. There wasn't too much to see apart from sea weed, but we did catch a glimpse of some brown striped fish, and a couple of huge snapper (which all three of the water babies chased unsuccessfully!). On the beach, us girls relaxed and chatted and the boys were boys....exploring the other side of the bay, playing pétanque and generally misbehaving, all ...
TripAdvisor Reviews The Estuary North Island
Other places to stay in North Island
75 Featherston Street, Wellington | 4 star hotelfrom $130
- Helpful staff
- Ottimo albergo
- Großartiges Hotel
128 Albert St, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $131
- Sleek, modern, and excellent
- Can't fault it
- Great choice
Cnr Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $138
- Excellent 5 day stay
- Loved the Hyatt!
- Nice Hotel for the Price
83 Symonds Street, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $130
- Excellent Hotel
71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $100
- Great hotel
- Great location. Excellent service!
- Great Value for money !!!
90 Federal St, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $138
- Helpful Staff
- International quality heaven in Auckland
- Visa problems
Corner Victoria & Federal Streets, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $112
22 - 26 Albert Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $122
- Great view - terrible service
- Fantastic hotel, excellent service! A true 5* gem!
- **Well appointed & luxurious**
2 Grey St, Wellington | 4 star hotelfrom $169
- OK but some real problems
- Make sure you have a view !!
- Disappointing and soul-less
171 Queen St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $113
- Best Concierge
- Okay for a quick visit.
9 - 17 Byron Ave, Takapuna | 3 star hotelfrom $110
- Awesome Hotel! Highly Recommended!!!
- Terrific choice
2 Ascot Road, Airport Oaks, Mangere | 3 star hotelfrom $97
10 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $96
- Thank goodness!
- Cool hotel and excellent value for money
1000 Eruera Street, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $76
- 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 $93
- Ok hotel -- don't expect any frills
- Very Average
- Good value for money
10 Tryon Street, P.O. Box 6220, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $90
Lake End Tutanekai Street, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $100
- Good Value Stay In Central Rotorua
- The nicest hotel in Rotorua
- Better than expected for a Novotel
153 Featherston Street, Wellington | 3 star hotelfrom $80
8 Customs Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $80
59 Federal Street, Cnr Kingston Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $108
- Okay for a night
- Horrible bathroom
- Would not return to this hotel
cnr Kirkbride and Ascot Rds, Airport Oaks, Mangere | 3 star hotelfrom $81
7 Alma Street, Hamilton | 4 star hotelfrom $104
170 Wakefield Street, Wellington | 3 star hotelfrom $127
- 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 St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $235
- Hated it!
- Beatiful and fun
- Super views and location