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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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Auckland - Paihia
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 …
... br> I think it took us closer to 25. We bought the guided tour and cultural show combo and raced through the building to join up with the tour. Sadly we had so little time to take anything in inside the building, which was sad, as it looked really interesting. We then walked down to the waka house and our guide told us about the iwi Ngāpuhi’s ceremonial war canoe Ngātokimatawhaorua, the world’s largest. The ...
... and despite sore arms and ribs (I did say it was hard didn't I) I finally sight colour in the water and Steve assists to get my 15-18kg kingfish into the boat. I get myself into the bad books with Steve when I ask Louise to take a picture while I hold the fish by the head. I don't quite follow Steve's instructions and do the unspeakable by bleeding the fish on deck! Steve promptly moves me aside, gets the fish on a rope and over the side and then cleans up ...
... one of the weirder bird calls, a small black bird with, and were being very un-attenborough here, some kind of white feathery beard entertained us. It kind of sounded how a machine invented by Wallace and Gromit would sound, either way, another bird eventually flew in so it must have worked. After a full days rambling around the woods, we caught the ferry back to Paihia and reunited ourselves with Toady. Our final “attraction” for the ...
... the hole in the rock and a stop on one of the islands.
we were hoping to encounter dolphins as we had not seen any on this trip apart from ken getting a brief glimpse from the interisland ferry.
well we were not disappointed! we came across a huge pod on the way out and another on the way home. what a joy it is to watch dolphins , they seem so happy and glad to be alive. we must have been with them for over half an ...