Bay Sands Seafront Studios
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... and a main drag, Williams Road actually, that looked like Main Street, USA. A good stop!
We walked up Williams Road, shopping along the way. I bought my second t-shirt, with an embroidered New Zealand logo, the Kiwi, on the front. My first one is from Pitcairn Island. I love'em both. But what were we really looking for? You guessed it – free Wi-Fi. They had it at the local library. We saw a lady marking tires by hand with a piece of ...
... took our breath away.
We had a swim at the fantastic white-sand beach there, before continuing around the coast to Woolleys Bay where we ate our salad sandwiches overlooking the beach. We took a look at Whangaroa Harbour, a quiet, waterside hamlet, then rejoined the main road, heading northeast.
The road wound close to the coast for quite a stretch, as we passed the lovely beaches of Doubtless Bay. We turned off the main road to explore the Karikari Peninsula ...
... br> After a while on the beach, it was time for a drive up a creek and up to a sand dune. Once we had stopped, the bus driver gave a quick briefing on the best way to surf a sand dune, and we headed up the dune to give it a try. Climbing sand dunes is hard work, but it is worth all the pain to be able to ride down on the board, heading straight for the creek at the bottom. I had so much fun I had to go up again, even though my leg doesn't do ...
... our fishing trip called off could also see us not getting out to the Hole in the Rock. This Bay of Islands trip must be jinxed.
We saw plenty of dolphins on the way out across the bay and stopped to watch them play around us. The further out we went, the rougher, and more fun it got.
We did get to the Hole, but it was way too rough for our boat to go through it.
Once we turned back to Paihia and Russell the ...
... 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. ...