Monastery Country Retreat

212 B Newell Rd. R. D. 3, Hamilton, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
Prices starting from $128.00

Travel Blogs from Hamilton

April, Trip up North – Windy Welly

A travel blog entry by crissy.huberts


... the hostel was again straight at the beach (view at the several islands of the bay). Stunning! We visited the ‘Harura Falls’ and we had diner on a real ship (called Schippeys – not a sailing ship haha) Best fish and chips ever had!

Last day trip up to the north: Boattrip to the ‘Hole in the Rock’. A 3 hour during trip through the amazing islands that the bay has. During our trip we saw dolphins! Yeeeeeey! Amazing…We had a short ...

Farming in New Zealand

A travel blog entry by dianneswisher12


... I could see we were eating the shell as well as the nut meat. She explained that she picks the nuts when they are green, pushes a toothpick through them and then goes through several steps to pickle them. The shell was the same texture as the meat. I never knew pickling nuts was possible. We all sat on the back patio and enjoyed the nibbles, conversation and the evening sky. Having 6 of us was good as we were never at a loss for interesting ...

Hamilton lake parkrun

A travel blog entry by johnnym


... parking near the clubhouse, toilets right by the finish and the clubhouse has coffee and, if you're lucky, other treats available at the finish. That's before you get to the course itself. It was sunny and the lake was rippling in a very appealing way. Rob asked me to give the crowd a quick intro to my travels, so I did that without being stoned for the 'having a year off' part and then we were off. The route takes us all the way round the lake, before covering the ...

Matamata and the Shire

A travel blog entry by gojencarr


... and are quite enthralled with the place. We opted for our normal tourist attire :). The movie set has had a positive impact on the local community; employing dozens of high school students as tour guides & other locals as bus drivers, etc. And local craftsmen and construction crews are kept employed building new access roads and outfitting the site for night tours. Plus they employ three full time gardeners to maintain the natural looking ...

Toothbrush at the ready

A travel blog entry by perkins2013


... has a toothbrush on the fence. It was possibly the most epic thing we had seen and we even attached our own toothbrush to the fence as a reminder of our time in New Zealand. Absolutely brilliant!! So we headed north from the Toothbrush Fence and, after a stop at Savemart to pick up some clothes and lunch at Pizza hut, we headed north of Auckland to find out what the Northlands have to offer…. And until that time…. Kia ...


This hotel, located on 212 B Newell Rd. R. D. 3, Hamilton, is near Hamilton Gardens.
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