The Grand Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
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... are no art experts, but it looks like a pole with a ball on top.... See what you think......... Our next destination is Wanganui. There are two ways to get there from New Plymouth. The straight way is on highway 3 or the way we choose - the coastal road they call "Surf highway" - highway 45. This is because it encompasses probably the best surfing beaches in New Zealand. By now the weather had yet again returned to its usual cloudiness / drizzle which meant ...
... for going to Wanganui was to catch up with Hope and family and their warm welcome and camaraderie was enough in itself, with all the other things that we have described an added bonus. But there was to be another unexpected event on our final evening...tomorrow night there we will be an opera performed on the paddle steamer, to celebrate 20 years of Opera summer school master classes, with over a thousand guests enjoying it from the river bank. We will miss that ...
... it to erect dens and edifices – some of them quite complex. We just wish we could bring some home for the garden. We have heard that it is not good for fires – sand, salt and pumice – and yet many people do go down with their chain saws and quads with trailers, carrying away great loads of it – although you would never notice! In fact, as we drove through Wanganui a few days later, after we had ...
... time in the city we had to get the distance up to Auckland underway, and the van wasn't exactly ideal to drive around and look for a parking space - so we decided to definitely get a HelpX or book a few nights in Wellington for our journey back south! We had a look at the city on the way through but I just drove west to get out of town and to try and find somewhere that we could stop and make some lunch, we were starving! 10 minutes of driving and we came across a big park ...
... until we were supposed to meet at Canoe Safaris! Luckily when you live in a camper everything is pretty well to hand and you can get ready in a surprisingly short amount of time ...we weren't late! At the lodge we packed the rest of our things and hopped onto the bus for the hour or so drive to Cherry Grove in Taumarunui where we would start our epic venture. Everything went off without a hitch and we were on the water by half nine.
The first day was quite ...