Travel Blogs from North Island
... our fishing trip called off could also see us not getting out to the Hole in the Rock. This Bay of Islands trip must be jinxed.
We saw plenty of dolphins on the way out across the bay and stopped to watch them play around us. The further out we went, the rougher, and more fun it got.
We did get to the Hole, but it was way too rough for our boat to go through it.
Once we turned back to Paihia and Russell the ...
... a lovely little cafe overlooking the bay from its first floor deck. I can't help myself and have soon purchased and devoured the lovely lamb and kumara pie while the others show more restraint and stick with coffee and a small sweet treat. Day 7: Cheryl wakes up to a very special day - her 60th birthday! It's not about getting older she tells us, but being blessed enough to be in good health and reach the milestone. So aside from a couple of ...
... were huge and they took a lot of effort to get up, everyone was out of breath by the time they got to the top so we all ended up sitting down for a breather at the top. It took us both a while to pick up the confidence to try it ourselves after watching a few people do it. Jake more so than me but after I convinced him he'd regret not doing it if he didn't he found the courage to try it and seemed to have a blast. ...
... I met up with the girls again they where just chilling and there other friends turned up, they didn't want to do the koala sanctuary though so we headed off up there and it was pretty awesome!! We got to hold a bird called shadow then put a seed in your lips then he'd go in for a kiss and take the seed out your lips, then we held a tortoise, saw a wombat, held lizards and snakes and got to have a picture with a koala... It was soo cute and soft!! I wanted to take it home!! At the end ...
Had a really nice day in the beautiful sunshine today. Mark and Graham's friends came over to meet us around lunchtime. Danny and his wife were lovely and told us some hilarious stories, we thought it was particularly funny that the man we met last night had arrested (many, many years ago) Danny in the past numerous times . .. . and that last Boxing Day Mark and Graham had loads of friends over including both theses ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Waiora 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