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- Swimming pool
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... Bay there are various informative displays and you can also watch a Maori cultural show.
Please be aware that you will need to drive around via the car ferry to Opoa and along the coast to Paihia and the Waitangi Treaty grounds for which you should allow about an ...
... only 29.9 M high- sadly enough he looks like he is not doing so well. I am not sure how these compare to some of the trees we saw on the west coast of Vancouver Island but they certainly seem larger. It is difficult to imagine that this part of the Island was totally forested with these trees, but as we often do, we manage to exploit/destroy these wonderful resources. The Waipoua Kauri Forest is a forest sanctuary (since 1952) and ...
... go for a walk and ended up walking to the Kelly *** Sealife aquarium which took us 1hr. We then walked around for an hour and saw penguins, sharks, fish, eels and so much more. At the cafe we tried to get money out so we could catch a bus back to the hotel but it wouldn't let us get money out. So we walked back to the hotel (1hr walk) and it rained for the last 25mins. We got back to the hotel at 6pm. Got ready and met in the lobby at ...
... good job. The islands stretch out across the bay and we sailed out to the farthest point to see Cathedral Hole which on a good day you can sail through but the skipper said unless we wanted to be on the 6 o,clock news it was better that we just viewed from a distance.From there you can see the old lighthouse and bungalow where you can hike out to and stay for 15 dollars would be fantastic but what a hike. The skipper gave a running commentary ...
... eat something. How naive were we, this is New Zealand. Once arrived in Russell, we welcomed a large drink with a (blueberry) ice cream ;)
Russell is not very big, in fact probably smaller than Paihia. We stopped at the Duke of Marlborough, the first establishment in New Zealand to get a liquor licence, and shared a portion of fish and ships. It could have been better.
We took the ferry back to Paihia before sunset, less tired than we thought we would be ;)