The Grand Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
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... 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 ...
... the name be changed to Whanganui, in December 2009 the government decided that either spelling was acceptable, however, Crown agencies would use the Whanganui spelling.
We stopped briefly at the i-site before heading to the camper site 6km out of town.
This Top10 site is on the banks of the Whanganui River. As we were parking up we came close to loosing the satellite ...
... we were here.
We bundled up and brought out our umbrellas, and started the hike. The landscape was really different with very unique shrubs (see pictures). It also featured some forest hiking as well. Unfortunately, when we reached the falls it started to rain quite hard, so we quickly snapped some photos before heading back towards the village. We finished the hike in just under 2 hours, but were pretty soaked! We bought a flat white ...
... 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 ...
... out by a cyclist!
After a 50 minute drive home we arrived at Bo's parents house in Wanganui. The driveway was blocked by orange road cones and it was evident where they came from as they had 'Emmetts' written on the side of them. 'Welcome home' tape was draped between the cones and road work signs and beer advertising signs blocked the driveway too. What a hoot!! Bo's dad was up at the house and had no idea his driveway ...