Thornton Lodge

171 Oceanbeach Road, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Tauranga

St Patrick's Day in Tauranga

A travel blog entry by spicerrtw


... all its glory - shining in the sun.

We then walked down the mountain, had a spot of lunch and walked around the base of the mountain which is about 3.5 kilometers. Enough exercise for the day so back to Tuaranga.

As we near the end of our time in New Zealand we're hoping that our bags manage to last for another couple of weeks or so until the end of our trip. Val's main bag has a broken catch which means that ...

Geothermal Wonders of Rotten-Rua, The Sulphur City

A travel blog entry by tayrae


... there nearly 400 years ago. They used the geothermal features of the land to their advantage. Building dwellings directly above geothermal areas was an easy way to keep warm, as well as to harness natural heat and steam for cooking and bathing. Even though today’s residents of the village live in modern homes, they still cook and bathe in the traditional geothermal way. Their traditional outdoor communal baths are filled with thermal water (approx. 40C), ...

Thermal Activity

A travel blog entry by john_chris


Up early. packed, breakfasted, said our goodbyes to Graham, Judy, Andrew and Oliver, who have looked after us wonderfully for the past few days and we are on the road south by 9.15.

Quiet Sunday morning, not much traffic and I think I might have picked up a speeding ticket as we passed through Cambridge...
First stop was Rotorua the geothermal capital of this part of the world. We had planned to take the Gondola up a hill over looking the town, but it was ...

Debrief and Returning Home

A travel blog entry by gerrardnate


... desires to use to give. This is a step of faith. I know God has his purposes for bringing me to NZ. God has proved himself so faithful to my life in the last season and throughout my life. I know He will fulfill his purposes for my life! I will be sending out a more in depth letter of what God is doing in my life. I thank you all so much for your support in prayer and financially and your relationship. I love you with the love of Christ. Your relationship means ...

Day one first aid

A travel blog entry by liz_turner


... At the end she did fractures and sprains. We had to answer it in a strange way. That I understood. You had to pick from a list only - ok pick the sensible answers out. But she wrote all the corresponding numbers on the board anyway. Some of which were wrong but told us we could not write anything else down or we wouldn't pass. I just got more and more frustrated. I couldn't at the time underage why. But reflected on it for ages. The others in the group just told me this was the ...


This hotel, located on 171 Oceanbeach Road, Tauranga, is near Maunganui Beach.
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