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- Shuttle bus service
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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The overnight heavy rain had eventually stopped, leaving an overcast and breezy day. Leigh is near 'Cape Rodney' which overlooks the 'Okari Point Marine reserve' and has 'Goat Island' within it. This marine reserve is famous for its fish populations and is quite a renowned diving area. So we set off to look for the local dive centre - closed, which …
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 & …
... Mahuta' Lord of the Forest... at 51m tall and 13.8 m girth this tree is seriously impressive and it's just a short boardwalk from the road to get to it! This is a very pretty part of New Zealand with lots of sheep and cows dotted on hillside pastures. We headed back to Paihia then stopped to have a look at shops and get some Indian takeaway for dinner.
... Alex & Charlotte from the bus and hostel, plus someone else who was getting some sailing experience (and whose name I've forgotten already). Before lunch we were spoilt by twelve or so dolphins interacting with the boat. Dave, our skipper, did a great job of keeping them interested, turning off the engine and weaving in and out. The dolphins seemed to be enjoying it as much as us, and tagged along for a good half an hour. We anchored up close ...
... said hummm so relatively new compared to some of your buildings. Don't get me wrong it was a beautiful building and was lovely to see that it had been kept exactly as it was built with the same stone floorings etc but to get all teary eyed over it is another thing. We learned a little about who built it, the costings ( done in pounds, shillings and pence) and the way in which it was built. It was interesting and there was a lot of interesting things inside. We had a wander through ...