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Travel Blogs from Napier
Monday 17th June Today we head to Napier which is the Art Deco place. The weather is cloudy and there seems to be a lot of construction work going on here! We went for a walk along the beach and through the town centre. There doesnt seem to be that much to do in the centre without driving out to explore more. On the evening we went to a local Irish …
The road from Taupo to Napier was beautiful and wild. Leaving behind the dairy farms of the central plateau we climbed through vast forests and into the mountains. The map showed few towns. The first, Rangitaiki, turned out to be nothing more than a pub, the second, reached after an hour or so, was just a café. This was fortuitous as we had …
... point) after
driving around for ages trying to find somewhere we knew we were going to have
to sleep in the car, no problem but there but where do we park, but luck would
have it we spotted sign for a family holiday park/caravan park. When we got to
the entrance there was no one there surprise surprise, so we thought lets go
find a few take out beers and get back and have a drink in the car. This ...
... weeks of doing that as a job, I was appointed
Manager and loved every minute of it. As I knew Napier was drawing to a close I
began to doing more localised things like going to the local pools and had an
extremely long sauna and came out looking like a lobster who had just been shriveled up.
So I prepared for my next destination, New Plymouth. In the week leading up to my departure I said my goodbyes to the local pubs, bars and ...
... was packed, kept the kids occupied and pretty cool to watch. Would of jumped in if we could but would have just shown the kids up!
There was a cool little arts and craft shop on the beach front road, Marine Parade, which was in someones house. It had some really cool stuff in there from local craftsmen. Made for great little souvenirs or presents.
We took a stroll around the town and it is as ...