Bay Sands Seafront Studios

136 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Paihia

Our last day in The Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by davidandmarjory on Feb 08, 2014

We check in for the cruise at 09:00 am and, thankfully, the weather is looking promising.

We set off at 09:30, by which time the weather is dramatically improving and the sun shining.....hurray! We have an amazing day within the first hour we have seen several pods of dolphins and the scenery is simply stunning.

At lunch time we …

Another wet day!

A travel blog entry by davidandmarjory on Feb 07, 2014

It's still raining and the wind still howling when we wake up!

We decide to take the ferry to Russell and, thankfully, byt the time we have bought our ferry tickets, the rain has stopped and the sun is trying to come out! We stroll around Russell all morning and have lunch at the Swordfish Club. Early afternoon we return to Paihia and …

Waitangi Day

A travel blog entry by davidandmarjory on Feb 06, 2014

We wake to pouring rain and strong winds. TV news tells us that we are suffering from the side effects of an anticyclone which is passing close by the top end of North Island and will be around for a couple of days....not such good news!

We decide to heads to the Waitangi Celebrations so we dress in shorts and waterproof jackets and set …

The Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by davidandmarjory on Feb 05, 2014

We travel via a circuitous route to the Bay of Islands. The weather is somewhat cloudy but warm. By the time we eventually get to Paihia (pronounced "Pie Here" !) the clouds are building and it is starting to rain. We check into the motel which is in a perfect location overlooking the sea and a swimming beach! Paihia is very busy as it's the first …

Just an amazing day and toilets too!

A travel blog entry by john-and-anne on Mar 23, 2014

3 comments, 8 photos

... out of the big rocks scattered up the hillside. A Maori woman had been living in the caves having run away from her husband.

Now, the caves have wooden flights of steps and a boardwalk running through its 200 metre length. We walked through slowly, some carrying lamps and at intervals these were turned off to allow us to see the glowing lights all over the ceiling and up the walls. The light is the tail of the worm. ...

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