Averill Court Motel
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Visited waitangi treaty grounds Swam with dolphins in bay if islands Drinks at Russell
... but it was a lot of fun, even with getting a lot of sand on ourselves.
Our morning was very busy as we also had it in our plans to visit Cape Reinga, the lighthouse at the very tip of New Zealand's northern peninsula. After getting out of the bus, we proceeded down a 15 minute long path with beautiful views and gorgeous vistas. Cape Reinga marks where the Tasman Sea in the east meets the Pacific Ocean in the west ...
... were plenty of sheep droppings on and around the footpath but we didn't see any sheep. The DoC must allow grazing by sheep which would have to be transported there by boat. Once back on the boat we returned rapidly, via Russell, to Paihia. Then we dashed to get cold drinks and snacks from the cafe on the wharf before jumping onto a minibus for our afternoon tour. It was certainly all go. First stop was a winery at the next town, Keri Keri. In the UK ...
... 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 ...
... but not so much climbing them! The grown-up was worn out after two climbs, but did well speeding down them.
We carried on the drive through the countryside, which could have easily have been England; very green and lush, with lots of trees, cows and sheep. When we arrived at Cape Reinga, the mist appeared, so the views weren't as great but we still saw where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean meets. It was still a wonderful sight and one not to be missed.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAverill Court Motel Paihia
A normal motel, comfortable, clean, usual friendly and informative hosts. Two drawbacks tight for car parking and no WiFi
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