Cook's Lookout Motel

9 Causeway Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand | 3 star motel
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Bay of Islands, Hole in the Rock and dolphins

A travel blog entry by atame


Today we ventured on a four hour trip on a catamaran through the Bay of Islands, visiting Urupukapuka island and crossing a short bit of open ocean untill we reached "Hole in the Rock", which is a rock. Well, it was certainly more impressive than it sounds. The water was very rough, making it impossible for the boat to go …

Bay of Islands and Northland

A travel blog entry by agnetapigott


We left Auckland three days ago and came up to the Bay of Islands, about 250 km North of Auckland. We are using a local car hire company and everything worked fine so far. In my research for hire cars I have come across “Juicy”, one of the largest local companies, as well as “Rent-a-Dent”... humor is a big part of NZ …

We saw Dolphins!

A travel blog entry by lizhinton


The Bay of Islands is absolutely beautiful and we really don't want to leave. We are staying in a lovely motel with fantastic views. It's sunny and warm and the seas are clear.

On New years eve we took a dolphin discovery boat trip, the aim was to swim with the dolphins but they weren't in the right frame of mind that day, but in any case …

Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by bpm107


Picked up the rental car in the morning, stopped off at a chain store called the Warehouse to purchase a cooler (or a chili bin as they are called here) along with some food supplies and ice. Time to hit the road and head north. It was 220 km from Auckland to Paihia on the Bay of Islands. It took almost 4 hours to drive here. The Motorway out of …

Bay of islands

A travel blog entry by tashenry

... After showering and freshening up we went to a local market, which really consisted of nothing! We then headed to the local village green, were we sat and updated the blog in the sun before the sudden change of weather and we had to head into the nearest cafe. Sophie and Emily headed up north today so we heard all about their day over a drink at the bar before heading back to room and playing a round of cards before ...

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This 3 star motel, located on 9 Causeway Road, Paihia, is near Treaty House, Haruru Falls, Paihia Harbour, and Carino Sailing & Dolphin Adventures.
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