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- Swimming pool
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- Outdoor pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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Last Wednesday we did a bay of islands tour. We saw too many islands to remember each of them! It was wonderful to ride on the boat and see all these pretty islands. In two spots we saw dolphins <3. It was my first time to see them and they were so funny, especially with their little baby which we were lucky to see. Unfortunately I didn't have a good place on the boat for taking pictures. ...
... an hour east to Cape Brett where our journey began. From there we walked to the Whangamumu Scenic Reserve which is basically a beautiful, hidden away little bay within the north part of New Zealand. We stopped for a few minutes and played around on the beach then continued on just a stone’s throw up the trail to the old Whangamumu Whaling Station. Back in the mid 20th century this site was a processing ...
... guide who was a descendent of one of the Maori Chiefs who originally signed the treaty. She told us plenty of interesting facts but she may have been a bit biased!
Still we were able to see the original house where Captain Busby lived prior to the signing of the treaty. All was harmony then with good relations between British and Maori. ( The only problems were the whalers with their drinking ...
... as "the hell hole of the Pacific" as it was the stopping off point for the whalers who came to trade and relax after weeks at sea. Now it is very pretty and terribly respectable, and a popular place for looking for dolphins, which is exactly what we did. We had an afternoon cruising round the Islands and came across a pod of dolphins who obviously thought they were on TV as they ...
... it is disrupted. So it glows bright neon green. They called it swimming through phosphorescence. No pictures could be taken, too hard to get a picture, it can only be seen and experienced. So amazing. We stayed the night on board the rock where Adam and I had our own little cabin room with a balcony and amazing views. In the morning we had a nice breakfast and than got our snorkel gear on. Went and snorkelled around mussel rock, caught with our bare hands ...