Kawerau Thermal Motel

Address: Tamarangi Drive, Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand | Motel
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This motel is located on Tamarangi Drive, Whakatane.
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Travel Blogs from Whakatane

A journey back in time

A travel blog entry by 17penwortham on Dec 22, 2014

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... Jay V and returned to the car and set the sat nav to Aukland. K it indicated a four hour journey. We left Whakatane rejoining the Ocean Highway. The roads were almost empty and delightful. I was conscious of becoming a little tired a couple of hours into the drive and took care not to exceed the maximum 100k per hour speed limit. We re entered Aukland feeling a sense of familiarity although we needed sat nav help to find a petrol station close ...

Settling in

A travel blog entry by jana_and_daryn on Nov 26, 2014

2 comments, 34 photos

... way of introducing myself in Maori - 'kia ora, ki tonu taku waka topaki I te tuna'. I had almost mastered it and was about to try it out on a Maori patient when a medical student took pity on me and told me it actually means 'my hovercraft is full of eels' - apparently some reference to a Monty Python sketch. I spent hours agonizing over how to exercise revenge on these people without a) making them hate me and refuse to be my friend, and ...

First days of work...

A travel blog entry by jana_and_daryn on Oct 24, 2014

3 comments, 17 photos

So after the chicken house (and a few pints) we looked at a few more places before giving up and throwing a pity-party (attendees: me). The houses that we saw were not terribly robust - somehow they were cold and dark inside despite it being stinking hot and blindingly-bright outside; they all had showers that made me think of prison or a veterinary practice and I am pretty sure that most of them would have collapsed in a heap if more than one bird ...

Arriving in Whakatane

A travel blog entry by jana_and_daryn on Oct 16, 2014

6 comments, 21 photos

... viewings with all of them. I don't think I will ever forget the first place we viewed as I am left mentally scarred from it - it was a 'unit' (a small house, confusingly built behind a nice house). To be fair, it was described as a 'fixer-upper', but I was not prepared for the pink carpet with orangey-brown stains (spaghetti-o's? human blood?) or the overwhelming smell of chicken - not cooking chicken chicken-smell, more like ...

Caving, Maori Culture, Papa G and the Lolly Bus

A travel blog entry by davidjhutchison on Oct 11, 2014

8 photos

... cannibalistic, paralysing creatures who eat their own brothers and sisters before being eaten by the kids...it's a crazy mixed up world under ground! We stopped just over half way and the instructor told us that one of us had to lead the way for the next stage. Lee was elected as our leader as he was at the front already, his clues on where to go were very clear. Down stream, sharp rocks, small hole. Pretty simple really, basically follow the water flow...not for Lee, ...

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