The Grand Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from Wanganui
... Smelly drop toilets, a picnic table and a cooking shelter consisting of just a table, a bench and a tank water tap are the only facilities provided. The biggest concern for most of the gear hirers though were not the toilets or even the resident rats waiting to attack anything resembling food. They were the river conditions.
Because of the dry weather the river had dropped considerably and this meant many more rapids than usual. So it was a sense ...
... New Zealand – let's hope it means another warm and sunny summer over here. Our “sitting outside in the hot sunshine” came back to haunt us the next day with peeling noses, foreheads and shoulders and yes, I know, I know, I know – no lectures please!
On our last trip we met a great couple at Shakespear who after “telling us off” for pinching their favourite space in the park, promised us a meal of Hapucku ...
WELL. We got into town and found our hotel, but there were no cars in the parking lot... no lights on... the place didn't even look like a hotel.The sign in front of the place said "so and so Home." We obviously were in the wrong place, silly GPS. So we continued up the road, only to find a neighborhood and no hotel. Maybe this WAS the hotel....
We drove back and parked in the barren lot. Walking up the to "front" we saw ...
... over 100 years ago and was reclaimed and restored as part of a millennium project. The views as we meandered up river were lovely and Paula and I just relaxed in the sunshine with Paula giving me interesting info and Mairi folklore from time to time. The boys however were on a mission and went down to the boiler room to see how it all worked and then Paul took to the helm and received his assistant skipper's certificate for 'not steering into the bank, going aground ...
... 8211; a very pretty drive with rivers, streams and bush.
We have had Christmases on our own and we have been privileged to be asked to join Kiwi friends to share their Christmas. It is interesting to see how other people spend the festive season and one thing we are always asked is “what do they eat on the big day”? It is not such a big deal over here – no endless advice on how to cook a ...