Travel Blogs from North Island
... br> geologically scenic attractions in Africa: Namib Naukluft Park with its massive
sand dunes, and the Fish River Canyon, a dramatic gash in the Earth’s surface.
From here we cross into South Africa and camp on the banks of the Gariep
(Orange) River before finishing our safari in Cape Town with a township tour.
I then go on to do five weeks in Cape Town. Here I will be improving my surfing skills ...
... the coast of Raglan - amazing! I reallllllly want to stay here longer than a week - the owner of the the lodge was interested in my work and is a member of the chamber of commerce so fingers crossed there may be some work and I can stay a little longer :)! Tomorrow brings paddle boarding, surfing and an evening of live music. Raglan also has a great sushi shop and the best coffee so I am pretty much set :)! What a ...
... its appearance quite impressive. We hopped into the showers and got ready for the day. As we pulled out of the campground the clouds had already made it over Mt Taranaki before we could get any pictures of it, which is quite unfortunate. After figuring out a course we set off north back on SH 3.
After driving for about 15 minutes along the coast we pulled off on a side road to go do a little hike to the "White Cliffs" that drop down ...
... so no scream from me mwhaha. It did shock me a little causing me to sit on my **** for a second until I found my bearings as I had small waterfall covering my face. After this there seemed to be no other route. Yeah because we were told to bend down and swim under some rocks. This was the only part in the cave I did not enjoy as I do not like the idea of an enclosed space with water. Though... it was over and done with within a minute or so! :D I was very happy ...
... the room.
While wandering around on our banking tour of Taupo we found a McDonald's with a full sized, twin engine, World War II cargo plane attached, a McDonald Douglas DC3. This required closer inspection. Sure enough it was part of the playground and it also provided additional dining space for those not minding eating on an incline. Very cool! This seemed like a really unique feature--until we saw the next ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Waingaro Motel North Island
Other places to stay in North Island
75 Featherston Street, Wellington | 4 star hotelfrom $125
- Helpful staff
- Ottimo albergo
- Großartiges Hotel
128 Albert St, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $119
- Sleek, modern, and excellent
- Can't fault it
- Great choice
Cnr Princes St and Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $149
- Excellent 5 day stay
- Loved the Hyatt!
- Nice Hotel for the Price
83 Symonds Street, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $146
- Excellent Hotel
71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $110
- Great hotel
- Great location. Excellent service!
- Great Value for money !!!
90 Federal St, Auckland | 5 star hotelfrom $147
- Helpful Staff
- International quality heaven in Auckland
- Visa problems
Corner Victoria & Federal Streets, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $118
22 - 26 Albert Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $124
- Great view - terrible service
- Fantastic hotel, excellent service! A true 5* gem!
- **Well appointed & luxurious**
2 Grey St, Wellington | 4 star hotelfrom $165
- OK but some real problems
- Make sure you have a view !!
- Disappointing and soul-less
171 Queen St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $142
- Best Concierge
- Okay for a quick visit.
9 - 17 Byron Ave, Takapuna | 3 star hotelfrom $123
- Awesome Hotel! Highly Recommended!!!
- Terrific choice
2 Ascot Road, Airport Oaks, Mangere | 3 star hotelfrom $105
10 Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $94
- Thank goodness!
- Cool hotel and excellent value for money
1000 Eruera Street, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $89
- Great hotel
- Great deal in best location, right by the lake!
- Enjoyable stay
Corner Eruera & Hinemaru Streets, P.O. Box 1044, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Ok hotel -- don't expect any frills
- Very Average
- Good value for money
10 Tryon Street, P.O. Box 6220, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $81
Lake End Tutanekai Street, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $105
- Good Value Stay In Central Rotorua
- The nicest hotel in Rotorua
- Better than expected for a Novotel
153 Featherston Street, Wellington | 3 star hotelfrom $82
8 Customs Street, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $92
59 Federal Street, Cnr Kingston Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $124
- Okay for a night
- Horrible bathroom
- Would not return to this hotel
cnr Kirkbride and Ascot Rds, Airport Oaks, Mangere | 3 star hotelfrom $90
7 Alma Street, Hamilton | 4 star hotelfrom $120
170 Wakefield Street, Wellington | 3 star hotelfrom $143
- Club Class not worth the extra money!
- Great location but nothing to write home about
- Good location, otherwise nothing special
21 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Lighter Quay, Auckland | Hotel
- Genau, was man von einem Westin erwarten würde!
- Great Westin foundations..but with opening jitters!
- Ausgefallen, aber schön
196-200 Quay Street, Auckland | 3 star hotelfrom $81
147 Quay St, Auckland | 4 star hotelfrom $248
- Hated it!
- Beatiful and fun
- Super views and location