Travel Blogs from North Island
... main attractions on the eastern shore of this peninsula: The Cathedral Cove (named after its cathedral like limestone arch) and the nearby Hot Water beach, a beach with hot springs which are accessible by digging a hole in the beach during low-tide.
Impressive Cathedral Cove
The Cathedral Cove is one of many bays on the eastern shore and is well known for its impressive and name-giving limestone arch. Once again I was very fortunate with ...
... we stopped just before the main cove where nick guided us in, he started with signalling to paddle backwards which is not a good sign, took a few sneaky looks around to see massive waves which we dodged, but the 3rd or 4th swept us over upside down.
Got a thorough soaking. We reached the shore but not how we wanted to, Sarah asked Nick if there ...
... caught by Mr Manger, 10-12lb. One for the BBQ! With a flipping handline! Manger 1 - Greaves's 0!! Greaves disgruntled, once Hel had finally caught one (to small had to throw back :-( ) we headed to a sandy beach round the corner, for more fishing from the rocks and some sunbathing and swimming. Once back Phil gutted the fish ready for filleting and discovered 6 pieces of fish and fish heads in it's stomach! The fish we had been using as ...
... was that hot). We rode back and Addie cooked eggs in toast, a method created and refined by Addie. They were delicious. After breakfast we relaxed on the beach with a case of new Zealand brew. We now are sitting in the same restaurant we were in last night it's pretty coach. Tomorrow we are heading to waitomo for black water rafting. More to come if we survive.... Just kidding. Love, Addie and ...
... where Rhi was meant to be headed in a few days!
We holed up in the tv room and watched it unfold from the comfort of being inside! A lot of reading happened those few days let me tell you!
By the time the new Stray bus had turned up it had practically blown itself out but it was still horrid out so we headed over to the empty kitchen – Stray had taken over the one near us – and cooked our dinner there before we went to bed like losers! ...
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