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Very reasonable price. Everything good, clean, very friendly and helpful host.
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We didn't want to look around much for a hotel, so we took about the first motel on our way into the town and it was quite ok. Marineland Motel.
Napier is a pretty town with its Art Deco buildings, although a bit empty, if there hadn't been the Indian Diwali Festival, we'd not have seen much life there.
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... and Charlie walked in the rain to the end of the track and Sheryl and I stayed in the centre and watched a very interesting documentary about the history of the glacier. A highlight was when we were waiting for the bus to return a rather large porcupine (about the size of a medium dog) entered the car park, walked around for a bit then stood up on his hind legs gave a big shake and disappeared into the bush, it was almost as though this was his job to thrill the ...
Leaving Rotorua was navigated with ease on our way to Lady Knox Geyser who we're reliable informed was an unimportant figure in NZ history so it'd be no great disrespect to Kiwis to say that she was a disappointing start to the journey. There is a natural geyser effect here somewhere between 24-72 hours. This doesn't work for tourism so every morning around 10.15 they add a chemical to stimulate ...
... come to expect the endless twists and turns in the roads that add hours to any journeys in this part of the world.
The pop music station to which we have been listening broadcasts a public service announcement on the outskirts of Napier, saying what we should do in the event of a civil emergency. It takes a few seconds for me to work out that they mean an earthquake. Beautiful though this part of the world is, you can never forget ...
We arrived in Napier at noon and proceeded to enjoy the sunny day by walking around the town. There were many shops still open and we bought a few small souvenirs. Napier is a major port with the number of containers down at the port. Later in the day we took a drive around the port and marina. Very nice condo type dwellings and bars and restaurants. Napier is the Art Deco capital of the world!!!!!! There ...