Averill Court Motel
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A normal motel, comfortable, clean, usual friendly and informative hosts. Two drawbacks tight for car parking and no WiFi
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Travel Blogs from Paihia
Visited waitangi treaty grounds Swam with dolphins in bay if islands Drinks at Russell
... how could you not? I bought some dark chocolate rum balls, which I enjoyed for the remainder of my trip.
When we arrived back in Pahia, we rented a sea kayak, and spent a few hours on the sea. We went to a couple of small islands, and then around to a mangrove forest. The weather wasn't too bad, but it was definitely a good work out.
Then we went back to Whangeri for diving the next day!!!
... begin to try to explain it all here, but it was fascinating to learn all about it ‘from the horses mouth.The final destination on the treaty grounds was the magnificent carved meeting house (Te Whare Runanga). It was created as a symbol of the founding partnership between the indigenous Maori and European settlers. We were greeted with a Traditional Maori welcome outside the meeting house before being allowed to enter, but not without ...
... we motored to an uninhabited island for a stopover, I spent the time here walking one of the coastal tracks and was rewarded with panoramic views. Once I returned to Paihia I took advantage of the weather and free kayaks at the hostel and decided to go on a one woman mission around the bays. All was going well until the heavens opened and I had to seek shelter on a nearby island, this was actually not too bad as I was its only inhabitant, I felt a bit like ...
... announced another cruising boat had seen orcas just outside the bay. The boat did a U-turn and went over there. After few minutes circling around, they appeared, two of them. Oh.my. god. I couldn't believe my eyes. Again, they were cruising around the boat, unafraid. The captain mentioned that the presence of orcas could have alerted the dolphins we had seen earlier and may be this was the reason why they were not playful earlier. ...