Bay of Islands Lodge

State Highway 11, Opua, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand | 5 star lodge
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The Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by susieandgray

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We set off from Auckland in the pouring rain with trusty Tom Tom (or so we thought) through gorgeous and very green countryside towards the Bay of Islands.

After 4 hrs of driving and drinking in the stunning scenery, we were palpably close to the lodge when Madame Tom Tom had a hissy fit and took us on a 45 min. detour all through Opua …

Bay of Islands with Ken

A travel blog entry by laurawainer

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When I was in Laos I met a South African guy named Ken. We were kayaking in between cities and then we saw each other again in Thailand twice, actually....so went scuba diving together and then we concluded we would both be in new Zealand at the same time so we planned to meet up again. Ken bought a car once he arrived in New Zealand (very common …

Down on The Farm

A travel blog entry by lizzyian

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In New Zealand, working on a farm in return for your food and board is especially popular with backpackers. While Ian and I were not quite ready to hang up our sandals for wellies and get down and dirty with the pigs, we thought it would be fun to stay for a few days in a real working dairy farm.

The first thing that hit me was just how out in the middle of nowhere it was. If you didn't have a car, there was no way you could get around out there. No nipping out to ...

The beginning of the tale of the hobbit. Anderson

A travel blog entry by tomanderson

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... them all on here. You will see I am in a photo hear. But what you don't see is the one Liz deleted which again had me decapitated!!! Her reason; she shut her eyes when taking the photo!!!! You see she hates heights; she spent most of the time we were up there feeling queezy. Well, I thought I would get right up her nose and decided to do the SKY DIVE!!! It was amazing!! Watch the video. Liz had to get someone else to video it!!! After this, a quick brunch then a walk round ...

Bay of Islands day 2

A travel blog entry by vanessaandjeff

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... his arrival to the bay of Islands was very different... The Maoris were surprised as the British rode their boats backwards from the Endeavour, as they steer and row their boats from the front. This caused much confusion and Captain Cook ordered some cannons be fired onto the island as the Maoris chanted their Hakka. Fast forward quite a few years, the Maori chiefs saw the benefit aligning with the British for trade and signed a ...

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Location

This 5 star lodge, located on State Highway 11, Opua, is near Kings Dolphin Cruises, Paihia Harbour, Carino Sailing & Dolphin Adventures, and Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House.
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    TripAdvisor Reviews Bay of Islands Lodge Opua

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding