Bali Hai Motel

8-10 Coutts Avenue, Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand | 4 star motel
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Travel Blogs from Paihia

The Far North

A travel blog entry by nbinette04


... deep spiritual meaning for the Maori. From our brief visit it was easy to see why the area was so important for New Zealand indigenous peoples.

We had a late lunch and some fish and chips soon afterwards, which really seemed to please the British tourists. Evening was on its way by the time we arrived at our final stop of the evening: Manginangina. This was a forest of ancient kauri trees and old New Zealand ...

Playful dolphins

A travel blog entry by suebar


... of NZ wines from Marlborough and from Hawkes Bay but did not know they produced wine in Northland. We think they are probably all relatively small producers and sell only into the domestic market. The winery was owned by an Englishman and we tasted six wines including one which was like a port. That wine and one of the others was very good. The second stop was at the Stone Store. It is an old stone building which is a rarity in NZ. It houses a shop ...

I throw a mean axe!

A travel blog entry by emma-may-white


... plan and growth strategy. After blue duck lodge we moved on to the national park to walk the Tongariro crossing. The crossing was stunning and honestly one of the most beautiful things I have seen. I walked with Claire and Dan who were friends travelling from Essex- it was a great 7 hours and we were so grateful for the beer they handed us when walking back on to the bus! I planned to stay in the national park for 5 days to complete some of ...


A travel blog entry by mersonjames


... just as we are leaving.

They are a lovely couple who chatted on and I had to drag us away - after all we have a whole country to see. It is much cooler than Tahiti. Only around 20 degrees at midday and cooler in the morning and evening.

On their suggestion we visit the A H Reed Memorial Forest which is just a few Kilometres away and have a lovely early morning stroll along forest paths and an elevated walkway.

Then their ...

The top of the bottom of the world...

A travel blog entry by lilyloves


... was at Mangonui to have blue nose fish and chips, which the grown-up said was delicious! Before stopping for a little walk at Puketi Kauri forest, then catching the boat back to Russell.

If that wasn't enough... the youngest of the girls, Prue, took me to see the glowworms in the forest at the bottom of the garden and as we walked back to the house, the stars were out in force. So bright, so magical, so special - AMAZING.

Till next time... xx


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This 4 star motel, located on 8-10 Coutts Avenue, Paihia, is near Kings Dolphin Cruises, Paihia Harbour, Carino Sailing & Dolphin Adventures, and Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House.
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