- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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After breakfast we thankfully leave the hustle & bustle of Auckland to head north for Paihia. The roads are clear & well sign-posted. We arrive in Paihia to sunshine & beautiful coastal scenery. We've booked our accommodation already & are staying at the Outrigger Motel - we receive a genuine warm welcome from our hosts Greg & …
... weather and views of the ocean and within walking distance of Paihia.
The next day we went to the Waitangi Treaty House. Much changed since we were last there with an information centre and cafe and they now have guided tours and cultural shows. We decided to do both and enjoyed listening to the guide who talked about the history of the treaty and showed us the Maori war canoe which was in the water awaiting the celebrations for Waitangi Day on ...
... So far the weather and scenery has been lovely, the drives today took us through a variety of scenery, both similar and different to Australia.
Interesting things we noted today:
They call supermarket trolleys 'trundlers'
They call wholemeal bread 'wheatmeal'
And the call a courgette 'courgette', as opposed to Australians who call it a zucchini
Distance traveled today: 252 km
Total distance traveled: 283 ...
... to arrive any minute. After 15 minutes I was getting a little nervous, but the bus came so I got on. Ten minutes later it was still sitting at the airport, probably mostly due to a pilot who seemed in deep discussion with the driver about nothing for 5 or 6 minutes. The bus pulled onto Auckland's main street and there it was, I could see the bus! It ended up pulling into the stop I was due to meet it at 30 seconds before the bus I was on pulled in right behind it. I ...
... We had a 'cultural performance’ of Maori customs, songs, Haka etc. and a tour around the treaty grounds which did a good job of blowing our minds with history and facts of how the British first began to settle in NZ.
By the time we finished at the treaty grounds it was pretty late so we headed over to a place called Russell, which involved a short little car ferry, for a look around – Back in the very early days of European settlement Russell was ...