Gwendoline Motor Inn
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... in temperature from 36 degrees to 42 degrees. After soaking up these invigorating waters for about 90 minutes we shower off and head back to the motel.
Dinner tonight was in an Italian resteraunt and while my pork something-or-other was nice it was pretty pricey, so I think I will be looking for some cheaper dining options for the next few days. It's been a fun-filled day and I'm pretty sure I am going to sleep soundly tonight.
... and few extra bits and pieces. Matt loves doing the groceries - he spends most of his time down the beer aisle - we can't believe we can buy beer and wine with our groceries, how convenient.
After dinner, the kids nagged and nagged to go for a swim in the heated pool and spa so we wandered over. Jemma has met a new friend at the pool and it is funny watching the two of them playing together and swimming like dolphins.
Next we chugged along in our little camper van to Hobbiton, the home of Bilbo Bagins. This is an amazing film set, so much detail at every turn, it feels like all the Hobbits will return at any minute. The tour was lots of fun and we learnt lots of interesting facts. For example the tree above Bilbo's Hobbit hole is fake and Peter Jackson wasn't happy with the colour of the leaves before filming so had each one hand painted a different shade ...
... telling, lots of information about Maori culture from the chief and then got treated to a welcome haka which was amazing but a little scary. Now that we had worked up and appetite we had the feast which was incredible - you name it we had it! After the meal we got taken on a walk around the forest and got shown the Maori houses and glow worms in a lake, really enjoyed the evening!
Day 15: After an eventful morning getting chased by a black swan, we set ...
... to the Mauri. Joining Lolly on the bus was Papa G. A returning driver who would be helping Lolly out on her first trip. It is at this time I would like to thank both Lolly and Papa G for being such good fun. Lolly was fun loving, always got everyone involved in everything and was very sweet, which would explain the name sake. Papa G was also helpful, kept us all on track full of interesting facts and even managed to sneak a cheeky kiss from Emily! This next stop was in ...