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

The Goat

A travel blog entry by carolynaubrey on Mar 28, 2015

1 comment, 11 photos

... flat, but meandered up then down, the track winding through trees and ferns, it was very much like middle earth, sometimes dark and quiet, at other times the light filters through. I came suddenly upon a young man, a hunter, with a deer slung across his shoulders, a rifle around his back. He grinned as I took his photo, the beast must've weighed a few hundred kilos!
The marshals were from Youth Search and Rescue (YSAR) and were fantastic, teenagers who ...

Family reunions of all sorts

A travel blog entry by wombles5050 on Mar 26, 2015

1 comment, 112 photos

... road to do a walk in the geothermals. It’s a bizarre thing seeing the world around you steam away and smell like rotten eggs but when you know it’s all natural it makes it easier to bear. Then again EO’s ***** are all natural but not so easy to bear! We decided to walk amongst the steam and smells and found this funny little place tucked away off the main road and it was full of chickens of all shapes and sizes and 3 llama! It was an excellent little ...

We arrive in Tauranga

A travel blog entry by sandshoephil on Feb 12, 2015

5 photos

... 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

2 photos

... lady made these aprons beautifully with amazing attention to detail and they were reversible ! And she also made mini hand towels that had a tab with Velcro to go over a towel rail. Now I can't tell you anymore as I would have to kill you but just wait and see you may be getting something you didn't bargain for for birthdays or xmas 2015 (might be a bit more prolific than Steve and his donkeys !! Lol )

Time passed quickly and it was lunch time. We had ...

From Shaka to Haka

A travel blog entry by jroe on Jan 05, 2015

1 photo

We left the beautiful Paihia then headed all the way back down to Auckland to trade out some tourists. We then continued down to Rotorua. That is the site of a large lake and many stinky sulphur hot springs. The air is pungent and it gets into your clothes. This night we were set to stay at Maori Marea and were going to see the Haka. Getting this experience was one of the reasons I picked this tour over Contiki. I am pretty sure it is ...

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