Garden Motor Lodge & Tourist Lodge

Corner Port Rd. & Mayfair Ave., Whangamata, The Coromandel, North Island, New Zealand | Motel

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Happy in HaHei

A travel blog entry by capel


... highest part of the land. Ha Hei means 'Breath of Hei' i.e. the nostrils of Hei breathing onto the mainland - I love this story!!

After our adventurous morning we took a ride to Hot Water Beach so named because you can dig hole in the sand, at low tide, and it will fill up with hot water from the Geo Thermals below it, thereby creating your own spa. The beach was teeming with people armed with their spades to experience this phenomena. We ...

Hot Water Beach and a trip around the Peninsula

A travel blog entry by tony-helen


... the car and then sauntered towards the steam rising from the beach. We always remember this beach when we visited with Frank and Lorrain, four years ago. It is just such fun finding a spot where the water is not too hot, then digging your own pool and then laying in the hot water while the waves lap on the beach. Everyone is making holes in the sand and then diverting the really hot water to flow into your pool to increase the temperature. We then offer ...

First day on the Coromandel Peninsula

A travel blog entry by tony-helen


Slept well for a few hours but awake at 3.30, 4, 5.30 and 6.30am. Helen is just so demanding (sorry just woke up again, must have been dreaming). Missed the sun coming up as it sneaked up in one of our periods of napping. We had nice muesli for breakfast, packed our gear and then went for a romantic early morning walk along the beach. The sun is already hot and the forecast for the next week says it will get hotter and hotter. Set off in car, ...


A travel blog entry by daretoknow


I love travelling! My last night in Kuaotunu was spent watching the sunset whilst strolling along the beach listening to some music. I scored a record of five for skimming stones and took some stunning photographs. At 1am I was sitting on the veranda looking at the full moon surrounded by clouds. I really do like this place - it's the closest to the image I have always had of home in my mind - a wooden house, balcony, lawn, ...

It's been good HAHEI

A travel blog entry by annetty


... discribing words. I have been guilty in getting frustrated and wanting to shut down but I wouldnt want someone to be *****y to me if I am trying to keep up with their native toungue. You have to give them credit, being thrown into english has got to be mentally exhausting because you always have to be on and alert.

It has been an emotional roller coaster, from happiness and joy to sadness and lonliness. Everything has been magninfied exponentially. ...


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