Bay of Islands Gateway Motel

2 Puketona Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, 0247, New Zealand | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Paihia

Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by ourlifeinchina


We took NZ Dolphin Cruise to explore the Bay of Islands in the morning. After some heavy overnight rain, weather was absolutely gorgeous today. Bay was beautiful under the blue sky. However we didn't spot any dolphins until near the end of the trip, so we got free voucher to return any time in the future, valid for 14 years.

After lunch, …

Up to Northland

A travel blog entry by ourlifeinchina


Head to Paihia in North Islands after passing Harbour Bridge (much smaller than we imagined) on motorway SH1.

After Waiwere, we reached Wenderholm Regional Park where it was filled with big ancient trees. We also spotted many fantail birds. A huge picture frame is on the beach for additional photo fun.

Puhoi - cute …

Northern Explorer

A travel blog entry by nbinette04


... 2 km away. It was a gorgeous walk by the beach, and we both marveled at the Bay of Islands. The Waitangi Treaty grounds is where the the Waitangi treaty was signed on February 6th, 1840. This was an agreement between the British and Maori tribes that they would both cohabit New Zealand peacefully. We saw the treaty house, where the treaty was drawn up and where the British government representative lived. We also saw ...

Playful dolphins

A travel blog entry by suebar


... where we had stayed the night three nights before. There were others on the minibus and we were the last ones off so we went round a lot of other hotels delivering others from the coach. Having got back to the hotel and checked in it was heading for 9:00 so we went to one of the restaurants in the hotel. Our meals tasted very good and were beautifully presented but the portions were tiny. Then at last, feeling very tired after three long days, we went to ...

I throw a mean axe!

A travel blog entry by emma-may-white


... a pretty awesome day despite the defeat :)! That evening myself and Paul went to the Irish pub Peggy's with our fellow climbers Martino and Djina to celebrate a fab day... and of course St Patricks day! It turned out to be a great night of live music, Irish attire, and drunken dancing! Myself, Martino and Djina were also booked on to the same bus at 7.10am the next morning so all of us looked a bit worse for ware and in tatters as we crawled for the ...

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