Asure Kapiti Court Motel
Travel Blogs from Paraparaumu
... had a steak sandwhich and it was so good. It had onion rings and grilled vegetables on it and it all was sooo good. For dessert, we split two different things. One was a gingerbread sponge with banana ice cream and yogurt panna cotta and the second was chocolate cake topped with mousse and coffee ice cream. I didn't think I'd like the gingerbread one but it was amazing. It tasted like it was fresh ...
... here and if it was not for the houses (made of wood) ... here I go again.
The truth is that my whole life I wanted to live by the sea in the capital city :) and be surrounded by waters. Here I am now walking the streets by the same sea and absolutely enjoying this beautiful evening. I breathe in, I breathe out, I listen to the sounds of the cars and seaguls, the waves that are beating to the shore, this is perfection.
... mix of old and new and we particularly liked the many Art Deco buildings that are dotted around. We had a mooch around the waterfront and central business district but it wasn't long before we headed to the cable car station for our botanical garden fix. The cable car is a bit like the funicular railway on the cliffs in Scarborough but a bit longer with two interim stations. It takes you up the mountain behind Wellington to the Botanical Gardens ...
... Ruakuri Cave just up the road. They built a new entrance to the cave after it was discovered that it was a Maori burial site. They drilled a deep shaft 10 metres across and 15 metres down and built a spiral ramp all the way down. There is a huge rock in the centre of the shaft on the floor that was originally smooth. With the constant dripping of water, it is now carved and uneven. It was a 1 1/2 hour tour in here where they also have black ...
... of 'beach cam' flying from just off of Hastings down to Castlepoint. This will come in handy on winter days when you wish you could go fly.
Castlepoint was even better from the air. The big ridge of rocks where people were fishing looked completely different from the air than it did on the showery Sunday when we drove out there from Masterton. Seen from ocean side, the ridge of rocks looks like the crest of a wave about to break in the wrong direction, away from ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool