Marlin Court Motel
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... out of the big rocks scattered up the hillside. A Maori woman had been living in the caves having run away from her husband.
Now, the caves have wooden flights of steps and a boardwalk running through its 200 metre length. We walked through slowly, some carrying lamps and at intervals these were turned off to allow us to see the glowing lights all over the ceiling and up the walls. The light is the tail of the worm. ...
... The museum was excellent, dedicated to the mighty kauri tree, the native giants of the north. We were astounded to see the size of the cross cuts of timber, and the displays of beautiful furniture made from this very sturdy wood, the history of the industry, artefacts and life-size reproductions of a pioneer sawmill, boarding house and gum-diggers huts. The mannequins in ...
... help, I was most happy to oblige. We settled in and had some sandwiches and a cup of tea. We then took some time on the beach, which was very long and had a lot if people on but they were well spread out. The water was a bit cold to start with but it was very calm and a nice change from the boisterous seas we had in Australia. We did some sunbathing and popped into town to buy food for tea. They have a 4Square which was adequate, they are more ...
... The major problem with that suggestion is that the airport is 20km south and we want to go north. So we refused, they had no other car available... it is a holiday period you know... In the end we decided they would go to the airport and get the car and we would take their office car to the hotel, collect our bags and by the time we returned, they would be back from the airport. that plan did work and so an hour later than planned we took off north.
After quite a nice sleep I got up feeling refreshed and had a shower, sorted my bag out, then had pancakes for breakfast 3 for $2 amazing!!!! I had two with chocolate spread and banana, and one with lemon and sugar... They where soo good!! Then got on bus to Townsville.. It was a too long bus journey and the bus was nice and had aircon which was good, we made one stop on the way at a cafe then Arrived in Townsville at half 1, the ferry wasn't ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMarlin Court Motel Paihia
Very nice place, not right at beachfront but that also means that you don't hear much of the nightlife.
Very well equipped rooms (kitchen with cutlery, pots, etc.). Spacious bathroom, balcony. Free Wi-Fi.
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