Cumberland Court Motel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCumberland Court Motel Hastings
The best motel we have stayed in on our tour of NZ
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... of year to witness any of the production processes all we had to do was drink. Sometimes life is hard! The marketing obviously had an effect as we have subsequently bought some of their wines back in Wellington. Setting out early the next day we reached Wellington at about 1 o'clock and eventually managed to park in the city centre. A short walk and we were in Sarah's office for an exciting reunion. Here endeth part one of our NZ ...
... in his eye, wearing wellies!! His daughter was leading them with her sister in law. As the path started to hug the cliff edge there were some uncomfortable moments, on being a bit of a sandy rock climb and a few rather open narrow bits. The last hour was slow as ankles and achilles were pretty painful by then. The walk finished with a set of ladder steps around the outside of the cliff, took deep breaths, looked inwards, did it and promptly burst into tears ...
... I had apple crumble and hokey pokey. Hokey pokey is, apparently, New Zealands national ice cream. It's honeycomb and vanilla with camel sauce running through it. I did not realise that there were such things as national ice creams. If anyone asked me what Britain's national ice cream was I would be stumped! A 99 perhaps, a Cornetto maybe (or is that Italian?), or Magnum perhaps?!
Anyway, we finally finished the ice cream, but not before it had melted in the heat, some ...
... s son, who also worked there, made Fat Monk beer, so we lingered awhile in the sun, chatting with them, sipping their wares and eating some of the morning's purchases from the market! A pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon! The sun was starting to go down by the time we pedalled back to the MH (we were surprised to find our ride was 21.5 km long!), but we climbed the hill to take in ...
... now that's what I call class.
We are staying tonight near Hastings in the Hawkes Bay Area at Mangapapa Petit Hotel. It is about a four hour drive but a lot of it is quite scenic. We stop on the way at Taupo, a pretty town on a lake. Although it is enormous and looks like any other lake it is in fact the water filled crater of an enormous volcano.
Taupo also has an unusual McDonalds. ...