The Grand Hotel
TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Grand Hotel Whangarei
All was good. The facilities were good. The room size was good.
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... is host to a very large marina. From there it was off to the beach for the afternoon. Wednesday night we headed out for dinner in downtown Paihia and had an excellent one. We both had a local fish called Hapuka which was great and of course a peach kiwi cobbler for dessert.
Thursday we will spending the day on the water as we are going on a 7 hour boat cruise of the Bay of Islands. Will are both really looking forward to the day!
... minutes, but we took much longer! Christina was glued to her camera and we took time observing a swarm of bees. The giant Kauri trees were over 600 years old! The 'Canape Walk' takes you above the forest floor, which gives you a great view! On our return we were greeted by a local club of american classic car enthusiasts! On the way to uretti Beach we were diverted by a 'Wine Tasting' sign! We followed it for a few kilometres to find that it was closed! However ...
... with wine and beers whilst the sun set, what a fantastic place to live. As the farm is so remote they are reliant on rainwater in storage tanks as they have no mains supply, due to hot weather the tank is low so Richard has managed to link a hosepipe to the creek running behind the house to fill the toilet...genius! By the sound of the news, New Zealand is about to be hit by cyclone Lusi so that should bring plenty of water. My fist ...
... Mexican pizza, is to demonstrate why, in 30 odd years of holidays, I am rarely in any photos, and if I am, there is some portion of me missing!!! Our initial feelings about Auckland during our quick walk, were confirmed when we toured it the following day (Thursday). Our first stop was the Sky Tower. An impressive structure which gave an awesome view of Auckland. This is a beautiful city. There seemed to be no ugly scars in the city. I have taken several photos but ...
... to know more about it anyway. Tui's eyes lit up when I showed it to her. She said she thought it's not an adze but a Patu Muka for pounding Flax, she said it was very old. We spent the evening chatting they are lovely people and so hospitable,it was interesting to get an little more insight in to Maori culture. Having spent a rather uncomfortable night on a mattress on the floor I awoke with a rather stiff back. I don't think Lil ...
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