Thornton Lodge

Address: 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 ...

Surf & sand at our first "Freedon Camp"!

A travel blog entry by twodrifters07 on Mar 25, 2014

2 comments, 29 photos

... alongside the river, and thought of our 'down-south' camping buddies!
After all that hard work hiking, we stopped at the historic Waikino Pub for a $2 sizzlin' sausage and a beer, then we headed back into Waihi so I could go to the library to download photos. By the time we got back to our freedom campsite at Tuna Road, there were already more than 3 camping units there, so we had to seek ...


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 ...

New Zealand - Day 23 - Zippady Doodah, Zippity Day

A travel blog entry by rathouse on Feb 20, 2014

21 photos

... played for an hour. Anyway, we took a walk around the rest of the park, it was very hot and crowded with people, not as interesting as the park we were in yesterday. There was a stunning bright green pool, coloured by the sulphur mineral deposits in the ground; the hot water heated by the magma underneath absorbs the sulphur from the rock and transports it to the surface as steam which then condenses and gives the colour seen on the water. One ...

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