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We stayed 3 nights in the Edelweiss Motel and were very happy in Paihia as we could do a lot of things:
A dolphin tour in the Bay of Islands
The Dune Rider Tour to Cape Reinga
70 km by coach on the beach and through the water
Waitangi Treaty Grounds and a funny show there
The funny …
Breakfast down by the quayside in St Helliers with Kate, Brett, Fred and Cam. Cam is Brett's son from his first marriage, earns a decent wage by playing League of Legends a popular computer game in South Korea played by over 70 million people, Cam's in Australia's team and is in the top 700. He's my age and already has a BMW M3. Stopped at Wahia ...
... to our room and had a power nap after which we walked up to Flagstaff Hill where there is a flagpole to commemerate the signing of the treaty plus amazing views.
Wandering back into town the sun was out and it seemed like the perfect time for a beer, we also came across Ian and Nan, the amazing septugenarians who are on our trip. We had a drink with them then went to get ready.
An hour later we headed ...
... him just as we are arriving. He is in his sixties but looks embarrassingly fit and has just come back from a long hike all round the Bay. After a few pleasantries he goes off to his room for a shower. We go to our room and get organised. Wendy arranges a reservation for us at the Waterfront Cafe. We choose this one because I know where it is.
While we are relaxing and getting ready to go out for dinner there is the sound of someone playing ...
... you might just be able to see me in the picture). I did make a note of the fast food caravan on the way in and had a bacon sandwhich on the way out. The drive to the Bay of Islands took us around the coast on SH 12, we could have taken a more direct route but the coastal scenery was our preferred way to go. To our surprise we saw some massive sand dunes of the way with the bright blue sea. They were the sand dunes of the Hokianga bay, is ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEdelweiss Motel Paihia
We stayed 3 nights there, because we liked it so much there. Very friendly people, they booked the tour for us, the motel is very good located, you can walk everywhere.
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