Poets Corner Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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On Saturday we went to Cathedral Cove. This is where parts of the movie Narnia were filmed. On the way to Whangarei we stopped at a hot pool. We also stopped at two cafes. The first one was a Burger type Restaurant and the other one was the Puhoi Pub. That Pub had a special decoration.
Stuff from all over the world. Especially all kind of currency, the walls were covered with
... to Matamata (Hobbiton country) where we found a caravan park with more thermal pools to relax in after a tiring day. We tried to book into a Hobbiton tour for the following day but found they were booked for days in advance so, as Dean & I were very keen to go, we booked tickets for next Tuesday.
We had another delicious dinner, soaked in the thermal pools and crawled into bed for the second good night's sleep in a row! The best yet for Jonesy! :)
... sit in a shady area, then went a put on some hobbit clothes!
The tour was over and we had to walk back to the bus, still got to see some awesome views and a few more hobbit houses on the walk back. Also got to walk through the gardens by Gandalf’s Passing!
Got back on the bus and it took us to the gift shop for a look around. Surprisingly it wasn’t too bad, when converted back to UK £ it was much cheaper than if it was in the UK! Got a few bits the got back on ...
... there are courts everywhere, and I have a cup of tea. On the trip to town I check out the mighty Martha mine, which is a currently operating open cut gold mine. Plus the old pump house, which was dramatically relocated about 300metres, to save it from falling. A few drinks in the pub, and Pete and go to the local Thai restaurant before cycling home where Peter battles with Virgin re his phone ...
It was a windy and grey old day out there this morning. Rain on and off, pretty cold and no promise of a let-up. Still we were in high spirits with the anticipation of a visit to the world of Hobbits and wizards at the movie set near Matamata which was retained after shooting of the Hobbit trilogy finished recently.
We arrived in time for the 11.15am tour and while it was sunny when we stepped out of the campervan (after steady ...