Travel Blogs from Paihia
... Most people choose the bus option, insurance issues with a car, but there were some 4x4s chancing it, one tried to get up one of the dunes but realised his error. Another picnic lunch, this time fighting off the seagulls. Cape Reinga was less wild and isolated than I expected and has a proper footpath from the car park to the lighthouse, it was also the busiest of any of the places we have been to this winter; nothing like it would be in summer of course with ...
... between us). We then went back to the hotel and borrowed some tennis rackets. We played on the tennis courts for a while and then it started to rain. Back at the hotel, we did some washing and had dinner. Up early tomorrow for our trip. Day 173, we were at the marina for 8.45am to catch our boat trip. On the boat we sat on the very top deck at the back and had an excellent view. It was a beautiful day but there ...
... The artwork was wacky but incredible. All different coloured tiles, bottles for windows, fish, whales and all sorts of things were in there. There was more people in there snapping away than actually using the facilities. Pretty impressive stuff.
We then took a walk around the town to look at some more artwork by the same guy. There was a funky piece of wall art, a bench and a museum called Amaze Space which ...
... we got back to the motel. Beth and Chappy spent the day taking a walk in the morning to visit a place they lived at. In the afternoon they had a 3 hour nap. They needed to recharge their batteries. We have a long travel day tomorrow so the plan is to be on the road by 8:00 am. We will see! Also, Carter had 2 teeth break through on his lower jaw at the front today. He has been drooling lots and chewing on everything so I guess that was ...
... muddy seaweed banks, dirt tracks, thick forest, steep wooden steps through the forest (up and down), along roadsides, through oyster farms, ............... And all in 27 degrees heat! I'm not sure we enjoyed it that much, but its one more we can tick off the list!!
The following morning, we woke to a dull, grey, rainy day, which was a little disappointing as we had booked a full day Boat trip around the Bay, hoping to ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting