Averill Court Motel
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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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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Wow! Wow wow wow wow! I've just had the most amazing day! Sand surfing, absolutely breathtaking landscapes, and most of all...I think I spent 6 hours in the car! Just joking, that was definitely not fun. I mean, who wants to go in a 3 hour car trip and then come back? Even if it does mean sand surfing. Anyways, when I woke up today, we had …
... for lunch and at Ancient Kauri Kingdom, where an entrepreneur sells swamp kauri bowls and platters and other stuff you see in just about every gift shop. But it also has a big kauri in it with a staircase carved into it. At the top an art gallery. We also stop at Pukati Forest, a remnant of a far larger forest, where kauri continue to grow. The settlers and their descendants cut down 97 percent of the forests that existed when Europeans first came ...
... and half later we were still on the detour and driving down some narrow hilly country lanes feeling like we were in hobbit land. With an unexpected rise in the road we were pretty sure that we got air, which is very impressive if you knew how heavy this van was!
Arriving at our beachside holiday park, we set up camp and took the 30 minute coastline walk into the village nearby Paihai, the gateway to the ...
... than me trying to explain. And yes Steve did take his camera into the gents to take pics, a concept he still hasn't accepted that he did actually take pics in a gents public toilet and no George Michael was not in there !! I also took the camera into the ladies and took pics as did some other very bemused american ladies !! Lol
Another first for this small but exciting town is that it has a railway line going through the middle of the main street of the town, ...
... ended up going
to bed at 9.30pm and slept like a baby until 7.30am.
The next morning I was keen to do the five hour hike round the bay to Russell, which was the first capitol of New Zealand and had a reputation many years ago as a real pirate town. I started the walk at 8.30am and from the off realised that it wasn't going to be incredibly easy. It started by going over rock pools between the sea and a cliff and then continued round the coast until it hit ...