Poets Corner Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Today we cycled to the Karangahake Gorge along the Hauraki Rail Trail, our mission was to get to the winery that was about 15 kilometres from the cycle hire shop in Waihi. The scenery was beautiful and very similar to Devon, especially with the Friesian cows in the fields. Just before the winery was a kilometre tunnel, which in places had no lights and we had no lights on our bikes and was therefore pitch black! I got cycled into but luckily neither of us mowed anyone ...
Last night's railway carriage accommodation was interesting if basic. The bed was very comfortable and the shower was great which is all that matters. When we spoke to the host this morning we heard that he had stepped in again at the age of 73 after various managers had let the place run down. He is now bringing it up to scratch again. Tonight though, in Waihi, we have a lovely studio flat with a huge bathroom and ...
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 ...
Mums POV We had stayed overnight at a Swiss style chalet run by a Malaysian guy who was very hospitable. We were overlooking Lake Taupo. A large crater of a volcano which was formed by an explosion in AD 186. The lake is 239 sq miles. George had planned the night before, a trek up Mount Doom, subject to the weather being clear. We had passed the mountain the evening before on the way to Taupo. The summit reaches 2790m and in the moonlight it was glistening with snow where ...
... he got the hint and we were off. The first part if the trail involves tunnels and bridges and passes by the Victoria Battery so is quite interesting and varied. In no time at all we had knocked off 7 of the 14kms and I was feeling like a pro. Through the tunnel we went and onto the cycle way path that meandered down beside the gorge. It is pretty as a picture and good for the soul. Reading later about the cycle trail told me that it is suitable for everyone - wheelchairs and ...