Austria Motel

36 Selwyn Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, 0200, New Zealand | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Paihia


A travel blog entry by carrhaughan


We arrive in Paihia late afternoon, after diving the Poor Knights, and we're both pretty tired – we chill out with a glass of wine on the balcony (it’s rare we have one so we like to use 'em when we do!) and have an early night.

We explore the town the next morning. It’s small, so doesn’t take too long. First stop …

Bay of islands

A travel blog entry by emilyhitchcock

... an awesome dinner of steak and all the trimmings! After dinner was the coolest experience of my life! We went night kayaking under the stars, which there were absolutely millions of because the ozone layer over New Zealand is so thin. There's also this crazy algie that when disturbed glows and shimmers like diamonds which just made the whole experience amazing it looked like it does in the film life of pi! The amazing evening was rounded up with a few wines and playing pool. Best day ...

I throw a mean axe!

A travel blog entry by emma-may-white


... spending the afternoon on horseback exploring the beautiful bush mounds and hills. I loved blue duck lodge and would highely recommend it to anyone visiting New Zealand, they are so passionate about conserving their natural New Zealand habitat it is a pleasure to be a part of it, even just for a couple of days! I have left my details so that if I have enough money left after South Island I can volunteer for a couple of months helping them with ...

Pool, Ponies and Palm Trees: Paihia

A travel blog entry by lizzyian


So, after about six weeks of being on holiday, I think we'd all agree that Lizzy and I deserved a well-earned break. Therefore, we headed north to the beachy town of Paihia. We had a hostel that was two minutes' walk from the beach, but if that was too much there was also a pool right there.

While we were here we did what seems to be an obligatory activity for all tourists, we went on a boat tour. We were guaranteed dolphins and it was amazing to see them but as ...


A travel blog entry by mersonjames


... the place he pointed to on the map. For once I have made the right call. Turns out I had seen The Watefront Cafe whereas our reservation was at The Waterfront Cafe and Restaurant. How often this has led to total confusion God only knows but we got away with it. Mind you everything did not go entirely smoothly. At the correct Waterfront there was a nice table at the front overlooking the Bay but it had a card on it saying it was reserved for Jeff ...

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