Travel Blogs from Paihia
After 2 full days on a bus and ferry we had come to our last part of our trip - a 3 day trip north of Auckland to Paihia & Cape Regina. It is known as the Winterless north so we were excited for a little bit of heat compared to wearing about 3 layers everyday! Unfortunately though after nearly 2 hours of driving north in the rain, with very strong winds, we had to turn back. Bad storms had flooded the Main Highway and the police ...
... The ladies in there were terrific. Even though they were in the process of shutting up they took the time to explain the different rooms, the printing presses and the tanning works. It was a place that deserved quite a bit more time than 30 minutes.
The weather was progressively getting worse so by the time we got back across to Paihia to get the tender the wind was whipping along the pier and it was raining quite heavily. ...
... about the passing of an era in saying goodbye to her 50s, she is ready for the next decade and all the exciting things it will bring. We drive back into Paiha to visit the markets but soon find they are nothing more than the CWA ladies flogging their knitted creations and baubles. So we decide to return to our favourite cafe for brunch since Peter wants to try the fabulous Lamb & Kumara pie as well. We return to the unit for a game of cards before getting ready ...
... just outside the town of Paihia.
To finish the day we walked from our motel to a local ice-cream palour where we all a 3 scoop ice-cream in a cup. I ordered 'Feijoa', Ferrerro Roche and cookie & cream flavours, Jason ordered Feijoa and apple pie flavoured, Amy got salted caramel, apple pie and latte macchiato flavours and Nick got blood orange, watermelon and salted caramel. YUM! ...
... this was a posher place than the restaurant in seattle , the "bowl" also came in a china soup bowl so he didn't have the logistical problem when breaking the bread! we then walked over the peninsula to long beach then back for the 5pm ferry back to Paihia.
saturday -we are really treating this as our last day in New Zealand as tomorrow is just a travel day to get back to auckland ready for our flight to Hong Kong on ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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