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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A travel blog entry by sarahtim on Oct 27, 2014

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... pool with a cone shape of rock built up by the old prisoners around 100 heads ago, soap is poured in creating a reaction that shoots water meters into the air. Pretty cool to see. From here we spent about an hour walking around the various geothermal pools, some the size of lakes, and the whole experience is fascinating. The minerals create some amazing colours and smells as you walk through the steam that surrounds you. On ...

A true adventure playground

A travel blog entry by kerrynjones on Jul 02, 2014

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... about this garden encourages adventure, challenge, courage, imagination, wonder, curiosity and a connection with nature and the land. Tonight is a celebration for families with a hungi that has been cooked and later in the evening lanterns will be released into the sky. The rain holds off but it is bitterly cold, which doesn't seem to dampen any of the enthusiasm of everyone here, especially the children. ...

Road tripping through the North

A travel blog entry by thedreamteam on Jun 07, 2014

... photos). Finally we made it over to Rotorua: the town that smells like ****. There's a strong sulphur smell throughout the town, which is the price you pay for thermal wonders. We did the usual touristy stuff - walking around some of the thermal wonders, oohing and arring. Obviously copious amounts of time was spent in the Polenisian spa enjoying the thermal pools as well. Something I imagine is only really enjoyable in the winter months. It just so happened that the night ...


A travel blog entry by toddlerontour on May 14, 2014

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... their noses." Who needs Attenborough? The highlight of the evening was the cultural performance in the Maori performance room. After being greeted by a Maori warrior (slightly terrifying) we were allowed to enter the building and take our seats upon which we were given a welcome speech in Maori followed by a demonstration of dances and games. There was a healthy dose of audience participation starting with the women (Rachel and Chloe took to the stage) ...

Week 9: God's Word Hank Overeem

A travel blog entry by gerrardnate on Mar 29, 2014

... says are blessed. That word for poor is also used to describe the man Lazarus in Luke 16:19-31, who was covered in sores and who desired to be fed with what fell from a rich man's table. God is saying the person who is this poor is blessed. The word for blessed in Greek is, "makarios." This is great joy, is to be called fortunate, to be congratulated, it is immense joy! This really changed the meaning and my understanding of this ...

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