Alton Lodge

76 Domain Road, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, North Island, 3120, New Zealand | 4 star motel
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Travel Blogs from Whakatane

Back to Kawerau

A travel blog entry by edsutch


... Kerosene Creek. We didn't know if there was a certain spot to stop at, but there were a few cars there and not many people to be seen. So we kept walking down the stream, where it opened up a bit more and we found all the people. It was pretty busy, and a big group of people had just turned up but luckily it was a big enough place for everyone to enjoy. We dipped our toes into the water first to see if it really was that warm. Well yea it was, so we all jumped in ...

White Island Volcanic Island

A travel blog entry by tony-helen


... and the wind was creating quite a choppy sea. We found a seat at the back of the boat this time, and Helen tucked herself behind Tony so she was partly sheltered from the oncoming spray. Tony took the full force of the gale, straight into his face to protect his woman!! It would have been easier and drier if we had just gone inside the boat but it was more fun to ride the waves at 26 knots an hour.

Half way back to land ...

Kawerau Thermal Motel

A travel blog entry by edsutch


... 4 of us would be left in charge as Peter & Rae were driving to take Peters mum back after the Christmas gathering. We got a quick run down on how to take payments, shown where the safe was, which emails to reply to etc and that was it, the 4 of us had to run the place, cook any meals people wanted and make sure it all went smoothly! There weren't a load of bookings in but it was enough for us, with the rain lashing down all day it was mostly a case of sitting around watching tv ...

The Bay of Plenty

A travel blog entry by sarahandmary


... out rocks rather than lava and the landscape is dark with streaks of yellow sulphur and bubbling mud pools, quite eerie in fact. In the early part of the last century there was some mining going on for sulphur but it proved unprofitable as well as being dangerous. It was interesting to hear about both the science and the lives of these miners and to see the remains of some of the machinery they used.. An unexpected bonus was to see dolphins, shoals of fish and for the ...

Rain and Shine

A travel blog entry by walksabout


... reduced the noise levels to a bearable 200 decibels . Not only did the noise levels improve but so did the weather as we headed south on our 4 hour drive. (Carole - and the captains mood!) Our next stop was at Katikati for lunch. A very pleasant townships, known as " Mural Town", as a lot of the buildings in the centre have murals painted on the walls to brighten the place up. A couple are shown in the photos. We had lunch in a very nice cafe which Carole believes is ...

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This 4 star motel, located on 76 Domain Road, Whakatane, is near Ohope Beach, Whale Island Tours - Swim With Dolphins, and Whale and Dolphin Watch.
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