Bay of Islands Gateway Motel

2 Puketona Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, 0247, New Zealand | Motel
Prices starting from $92.00

Travel Blogs from Paihia

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 ...

Waitangi, Paihia, Russel... Wow!

A travel blog entry by lindaandchris


... trip, I also bought Chris a jade necklace. His is the traditional men's shape, with carvings that symbolize birth and rebirth. I think it's great they both Chris and Evie will have this "memory" from our first really big trip as a family.

We did a bit more shopping at the markets, and even splurged to buy ourselves a kauri cutting board with paua inlay (beautiful!) before we headed over to Russell on the ferry.

Russell was once known as the "hell ...


A travel blog entry by laracamille

... went to the lagoon and met the girls there, sunbathed for a couple hours then went and got a sandwich for lunch then sunbathed a bit more... Was a nice chilled out day, I headed back to the hostel about 5ish and decided to book the rafting trip for tomorrow, it's quite expensive but hopefully will be worth it and we get a BBQ lunch!! Only problem is I have to get up at 6!! �� I ...

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