Ala-Moana Motel

52 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Paihia

The Kiwi Experience

A travel blog entry by tashenry

... and Sophie, both from Northampton. We went for a civilised drink in a bar with some guys and the girls before splitting off to head for the costal walks surrounding. We went for the shortest walk up to a high viewpoint that was definitely more strenuous than we had anticipated it to be! With all four of us thankful to reach the top. The view was worth it and we sat relaxing and working out how long ...

"Is it a ruck suck or a rack sack?"

A travel blog entry by erotergum


... else on the bus was under 24! It gets worse. The boy poor sod sat in front of us had hurt his foot and when Sue asked what happened I couldn't help but crack up at his story. He basically stood on an up turned plug (OUCH!) but his description and ongoing story for the sympathy vote just got too much and as hard as I was to keep the laughter in it just came out. And you know how it is once you get the giggles and you just can't stop. You don't even have to find ...

Back up and up some more

A travel blog entry by elinor.hinton

... for a truly impressive sight as the chanted and paddled through the waters, to the sound of conch shells being blown and being cheered on by spectators and family members on the shore performing hakas as they went past. We could have watched all day, even with the rain.
We wandered around some of the stalls they had out after the wakas had paddled away, and, of course, sampled some of the delicious foods on offer, but eventually the weather forced us back ...

Cape Reinga via Ninety Mile Beach

A travel blog entry by tom.terryhannan


... big sea bass and then we stopped and got out. Along the beach we watched people very quickly with their hands dig up little muscles. Tom tried it and without much effort got about 10. Some people took them back to their bus and a couple of guess ate them raw. We saw lots of broken shells on the beach but it was a beautiful beach. We followed along the shore and then headed inland to the big SAND DUNES - Te Paki was their name. ...

Rafting at Tully river

A travel blog entry by laracamille

Another early start.. Got picked up from gilligans at 6.30 but it was a long start to the day, had to hire shoes for the rafting aswell which sucked! The journey was long and I was sat next to a smelly Italian! I asked to be put in a group with young people and was happy with my group when we got together, the instructor was a bit of a dick to start off with, but he got better as the day on, ...

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