Thornton Lodge

171 Oceanbeach Road, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Tauranga

Week 5: the Father Heart of God

A travel blog entry by gerrardnate


... healed of back pain

Personal Testimonies:

I received money needed for rent exactly when I needed it. God is our provider!

This developing potential open door to pray in the county of Cambodia about whether being there long-term is a possibility or whatever God chooses to do.

God has been maturing me and growing me incredibly these past several months.

Prayer requests:


A travel blog entry by mek1


Today we took an excursion to the Hobbiton, which is the site of the filming of the Hobbit and some of the Lord of the Rings. It is located on a 3000 acre farm belonging to the Alexander family. Peter Jackson picked out the spot for building the Shire with all of the hobbit holes. They were originally built of cardboard and plastic, but when they decided to film Lord ...


A travel blog entry by willandamy


... lift the curse off it due to an ancient local chief being buried in a cave behind the huge waterfall. It is similar to Indian burial grounds, if you set foot on the grounds you would be cursed. Not a great prospect for an adventure sports company. The big waterfall came around quite quickly. Just before it was a pathway which led from the river to the lookout by the waterfall. Well, our guide called it a pathway but I thought of it as more of an ...

Fire fighting

A travel blog entry by liz_turner


... it is about children killing each other in a part computer generated set, which the organisers could add other dangers, until only one left in a televised game in a post apocalyptical world, to increase or decrease not sure which the moral of the world. Ok it is better than it sounds - I was dubious. Apparently like all movie the books are better, I will see if I can get them for 3 months at sea! This movie moved on and had an interesting twist at he ...

"They're Taking the Travellers to Hobbiton!!"

A travel blog entry by hjc


... Inspirational actually. Passionate film making skills right there.

We saw the party field, where there were tents and those happy ribbon things on a stick... You know where a bunch of pansies skip around a pole with their ribbons? Morris dancing folk get involved with that kind of ****... You know the type... there's that one kid in every school that has a Morris dancing loving family. Weird kid... Simple lunches... They might get a ...


This hotel, located on 171 Oceanbeach Road, Tauranga, is near Maunganui Beach.
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