Fitzroy Beach Motel
Travel Blogs from New Plymouth
... and we quickly collected our rental car. Unable to check into the hotel I had booked until later that day, we quickly found a nearby park and the boys went for a walk while I took a much-needed 4 hour sleep in the car. After checking into the hotel I quickly returned to bed at 20:00 and slept straight until 09:00 the next day! Having slept for 13-odd hours straight I can say that I feel I managed to beat back Jet Lag in fashion. From ...
... Enough said. Churr. Hobbs
And the final word falls to me!
This is my third trip and first time leading it. A special thanks to Mr Hewlett and Mr Bigwood for all their help and support on the trip, without them I would have even been more grumpy and stressed than what I was (on the few occasions that I was that is!). Also to Mr Russell, most of the credit for the trip belongs to him as almost all of the background work was done by him (and a lot of ...
... erupted around 1.7 million years ago, (making the islands part of the oldest volcanic activity in the Taranaki Peninsula region). From the sea you also got a very good view of Mt Taranaki/Egmont. However by the time I got round to taking a picture, the only cloud that was in the sky had managed to obscure the ...
... about 10 miles; we certainly earned our breakfast
Christmas over, we decided, after
checking the weather forecast again and again, that North was going
to be better than South and headed up towards Kerikeri to meet
friends Sue and Jeff from New Plymouth. We did it in three days with
a stop in the National Park not far from Mt Ruapahu (unseen because
of cloud and rain) and another at one of our favourite POPs near
... because it meant going through a massive gorge, a tunnel and a pub in a place called Whangamomona. The residents there were fed up with the town changing counties constantly, so the pub decided to become a republic a few years ago. This meant we could get our passports stamped and eat a lot of food. We didn't do either. We were too embarrassed to get our passports out and the food was pretty expensive... a toasted sandwich each ...