The Sanctuary @ Bay Of Islands

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

    Heaven on a stick

    A travel blog entry by davo1764 on Apr 08, 2014

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    Day 3: After a quick breakfast we check out of our hotel and head out to the airport to pick up Louise & Peter.  They have been in NZ for a week or so already, travelling around the South Island in a camper van. Today they drop their van off and we pick them up for the 3 hour drive up to the Bay of Islands and the location of our house swap.  Only problem is we don't have a map or GPS and their pick up location is a couple of streets over from the main drag out ...

    Down on The Farm

    A travel blog entry by lizzyian on Mar 07, 2014

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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 ...

    Paihia to Mt. Maunganui

    A travel blog entry by tom.terryhannan on Feb 11, 2014


    Thursday February 6th
    Waitangi Day - this is the day they signed the treaty with the Maori people. Raining and windy so it is not very nice. We watched the NZ Navy Band again and the 21 gun salute from the war ship out in the bay, pretty interesting. There sure was a lot of smoke when the guns stopped.

    Friday February 7th
    Drove from Paihia to Coromandel and we stayed at our first Backpackers - ...

    Tis' the night before Christmas...

    A travel blog entry by sdanieli89 on Dec 24, 2013

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    ... lakes and bays. However the currents are quite strong. If you had to float on a blow-up mattress, you probably would be far out to sea in a couple of minutes. Scary.

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    Phew, fading fast now. Must be all that sun :) Need to stay awake. Starbucks!!! Ha ha yeah there is an endless supply of Starbucks here in New Zealand. It is one of their favorite pastimes and who could disagree. Would anyone like a Toffee Nut Caramel Frappaccino? Or how about ...

    Tropical Christmas!

    A travel blog entry by teamstoobie on Dec 20, 2013

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    We laughed all the way back to the north island with a great Kiwi Experience driver named Diddles, who also happened to be a great friend of Team Crisp! First stop Wellington, we checked into the YHA and even got a free cheeky upgrade to a private room! Cooking dinner that night and in walks in a familiar face, it was only bloody Devon our Persian German friend from Queens-town! Devon joined us for dinner and the following night joined us for our date night!! We had ...

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