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... pines dried it up.
We stopped at the ancient kauri kingdom where they have a huge staircase made out of a kauri tree that was dug up. One third of it actually. Now finally off to the Mangonui fish shop for fresh Fish and chips. The fish and chips were great! Best I've had so far!!
After we'd all finished we loaded the bus and headed for Paihia. I was dropped off and headed for some cider and got to packing my bags for the next two boat bound ...
... that I will get to go on a tour of Hobbiton on my birthday and I shall then relax in one of hot spas around the town, a hard life.
Oh, if you want to send me a card for my birthday, you can! The post office will hold it for me! The address is Jane Bulpin, Poste Restante, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand. Don't worry they will also hold parcels for me, no matter how small or huge!!!!
I'll let you know how many dolphins I see.... ...
... on the road. The first stop we did was at McDonalds (offcourse), after that we stocked up the car with food and drinks for the trip and set out for Gisborne which is the city in the world that first sees the sunrise. After driving 520km past a hostage situation (a local had kidnapped his wife and two children – apparently), past a car chase, though local "traffic jams" and with a stop to help out a couple of locals who had ...
... adjective is correct, everything in it gleamed, the kitchen, the bathroom everything shone back at me! We really liked it so spacious.
A walk around the corner from the motel was the beautiful view across the bay towards the
one of those views where you turn a corner and get caught out by what ahead and go WOW ! ……
Paihia was a big village by the sea that catered for ...
... the Cape and the beach itself, but the path overlooks the spot. There is a sacred tree on the Cape itself which clings to the rocky point at the end of the land. This is where the spirits enter the underworld, using the steps formed by the roots of this one tree. The tree is called Te Aroha in legend, but locally is known as the Kahika tree. It is a Pohutukawa tree, and like other such trees can survive in seemingly impossible conditions. Unlike other Pohutukawa trees though, the ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Waiora North Island
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