La Dolce Vita Mediterranean Motel
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... 40 minutes says the lady in the Info Centre!; 6.30 am if you are lucky says the lady in the cafe!) we head to the Bathhouse to take the waters. For $12 each we get a room to ourselves, shower and toilet facilities, and a lovely wooden spa tub full of fresh soda water from the geyser, and a half hour soaking and spa -ing! Lovely and warm and relaxing after the day's cycle. So now I check out the Museum in the original Cadman Bathhouse, and am particularly taken with ...
... and the fridge had milk in a jug and also some homemade chocolates which did not last long.
The welcome drink was served from the bar, a converted shed with bar and sofa. We sat outside as the sun was shining and we wanted to make the most of it, although the rain was needed as the North Island has had 5 weeks without it! Amazing meal - salmon bellini, eye of fillet steak and panacotta was yum and the view wonderful with the sea in ...
... the Kiwi family another night, went to the city and to the beach, enjoying the sunny weather and going for a swim.
In the morning before we left, Karl luckily organised us a place to stay over NYE. A campground in Mount Maunganui, the place to be for people in our age.
Anyway, thank you so much Kornelia, Karl and Jack giving us the possibility to stay with you and helping us. You really made us feel like staying with relatives and we had lots of fun :-)
Waihi was everything we expected it to be! We first went to the visitors centre which proved really helpful. We booked onto a Martha Gold Mine tour and it was fantastic! The centre is new and the Museum was really informative, beautifully done, and we spent 1 1/2 hours enjoying the displays. The tour bus then collected us and took us inside the open cast mining areas and the cyanide tanks. The process is still used ...
... river below made for some lovely photographs. Ben got soaked getting as close as you possibly could to the base! Alan and Mal took us to Tutakaka, a beautiful quaint coastal town around a 30min drive from Whangarei, for lunch at a lovely seaside restaurant. Ben and I had mussels with a Thai red curry sauce, they were the largest and most delicious mussels we've ever had! Each one was at least 5cm long (not including the shell)!! The views along the coastline were ...