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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- 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 …
... 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 ...
When my alarm went of at 5.45am we were all devastated. To us it felt like 2.45am. After a quick breakfast Lyndsey kindly dropped us off at Kiwi Ex to catch our bus. Weirdly there was no bus driver on our bus, yet we could see people already on, this caused us a lot of confusion up until Fly our bus driver arrived (yes her name is Fly). Unsurprisingly we were all exhausted and just wanted to sleep on the bus, but Fly had ...