Thornton Lodge

171 Oceanbeach Road, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 171 Oceanbeach Road, Tauranga, is near Maunganui Beach.
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I live 45 min from Hobbiton

A travel blog entry by miellee on Jul 11, 2014

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... of the main cities/areas/regions seem to have an airport. I chose bus through the North Island specifically so that I could see the countryside. And I am so glad I did! If you have a chance to look through my photos, you can see how green it is. It's like the Shire for miles and miles!

On the way down to Tauranga--which sits on the Bay of Plenty--we passed by Rotorua (The Shire) and Matamata (Hobbiton). They are now attraction sites due to ...


A travel blog entry by edddadams on May 13, 2014

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... with a temperature of -5 degrees meant that the hike was not recommended by the National Park when George phoned through for advice. We adjusted our itinerary and instead headed firstly to the Haku Falls. A waterfall on the river stretching from Lake Taupo. The falls discharge an incredible 200,000 litres per second. Enough to fill 5 Olympic swimming pools every minute. The area just north of Taupo is a hot bed of geothermal activity due to ...


A travel blog entry by carrhaughan on Mar 02, 2014

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... as when we visited!) but is so well organised it doesn’t feel too busy (well, except when trying to take photos without other people in them…) We head up to the top, learning about the worrying levels of detail that went into creating a lifelike set (someone pegged out washing daily for two weeks so there’d be realistic paths from the houses to the washing lines!) and arrive at the primary location in Hobbiton, Bag ...

Geothermal Wonders of Rotten-Rua, The Sulphur City

A travel blog entry by tayrae on Feb 15, 2014

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... nearby.

While much of the geothermal charm of Rotorua can be enjoyed for free, there are also several paid-entrance geothermal attractions and parks in the area. I had the pleasure of visiting one with a new Dutch friend I made along the way.

Wai-O-Tapu "Thermal Wonderland" didn’t disappoint. We went on a sunny day and walked the approximately 3km of defined tracks, taking in all that the park had to offer. The famous Lady Knox geyser gave ...

Gisborne to Mt Maunganui

A travel blog entry by steffielou on Feb 05, 2014

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... shops and to the top of the hill which gave us a great view of the town. It was rather a steep incline and Me and Georgia did have a little race to the top. I'd like to say I won but we were both being quite competitive!
We got stuck in quite a bit of traffic on the way to pak'n'save which was a pain, especially as I kept losing Bobby and Kelly. We did have a bit of trouble finding the campsite too, eventually landing there quite late again. Lake Okareka ...

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