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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 & …
... look after birds that have been injured, we all got to pet a kiwi which is a native bird hence the nickname for New Zealanders, funny looking thing hopping around on two legs with no wings. Our next stop was a big tree, for us to hug! The next was a toilet built by some famous guy. Mike is a typical hilarious kiwi guy, everything he says he puts in a funny way (or maybe it just sounds funny because of the accent!) once we reached the port we got a ferry over to the boat we'd be ...
... be, then we carried on to Paihia. I couldn't believe the amount of Toi Toi's on the side of the road! Although I remember them as a kid I don't remember there being so many.
We got our first view of Paihia and the gorgeous Bay Of Islands at about 5:30pm… what a sight! We quickly checked in to our motel 'Casa Bella'. Then jumped in the car again and headed for 'Countdown' or as we call it in ...
This last two weeks have been so fun filled that I now have heaps to write about - so apologies if this is a long one! :). After Taupo I spent three days in Blue duck lodge, a conservation site miles and miles from anywhere - it was amazing! On day one after making the 20km bus ride down the deserted bush track I decided to take myself off on a run to stretch my legs over the bush track which they described as a 'bit of a scramble' ( I should have ...
... town named Russell for some lunch. I had delicious seafood chowder and a latte (NZ is known for its excellent coffee by the way) and Swantje had eggs on toast (obviously our mini-cartons of cereal were not satisfying her breakfast cravings hehehe).
We then had to head back to our hostel to get our bags and catch the bus back to Auckland...we were so sad to leave such a beautiful place on what ended up being such a warm, sunny day :( But we loved Paihia!! ...