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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Travel Blogs from Tauranga

We arrive in Tauranga

A travel blog entry by sandshoephil on Feb 12, 2015

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... a stirring, if slightly out-of-tune, version of Climb Every Mountain. The other tourists who have made it to the summit are impressed / bemused / frightened (may be all the above).

We make our way back down by a couple of different tracks and when we reassemble at the bottom one bus load decides to return to the hotel while the rest of the group decides that a swim in the surf is called for. Unfortunately only Paul has ...

Sunday market

A travel blog entry by stevecherylmoss on Feb 01, 2015

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... english plants ( which grow like weeds especially giant white and purple agapanthus which I'm going to try at home ) through Bougainville ( which jan tells me is full of huge thorns though looks gorgeous and always reminds us of Greece ) through fruit trees ( Cath has a fruiting mandarin orange tree ) through veg ( Cath had the most gigantic courgette growing in her garden) through to indigenous New Zealand plants and trees. The climate is just perfect to ...

Welcome to "Middle Earth"

A travel blog entry by offonourown2 on Jan 15, 2015

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... it all in longhand ourselves, here is an excerpt from their website. Or you can go to their website and read more about it here
http://www.hobbitontours.com

The Alexanders moved to the 1250 acre (500 hectare) property, in 1978. Since then it has been farmed as a traditional New Zealand sheep and beef farm. It is still farmed the same today and is run by the brothers and their father.

The ...

Rotorua - Thermal Wonderland

A travel blog entry by randcinaotearoa on Nov 14, 2014

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... boat to catch. We saw many black swans and a few species of duck including the New Zealand Dab Chick. We took a boat trip around Lake Rotomahana, the most affected area from the 1886 Tarawera eruption. Previous to the eruption it was widely known for its stunning pink and white terraces (considered the 8th natural wonder of the world), made a Maori village very wealthy, but disappearred after the volcano. We saw bubbling geysers and ...

Tauranga, Rotarua, Sheep, Dogs & Geysers

A travel blog entry by rozzij on Oct 18, 2014

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... mud on her face every day. She had no arthritis and no lines on her face when she died.

We lined up to see the Kiwis but they were asleep so we got to see a stuffed Kiwi instead. Garry and I walked up to see the wood carving which is taught in a school onsite and also the traditional weaving.

We headed back to the ship after a really entertaining day. We were away 9 hours and dozed on the bus.

We headed into dinner at the Traviata and I had a bowl ...

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