Paihia Star Motel
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- Microwave in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Wireless internet connection in room (surcharge)
- High-speed internet in room (surcharge)
- High-speed internet in room
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Travel Blogs from Paihia
... I knew I had to keep going because the tide was coming in below us. I went in to mass panic melt down, I was struggling to breathe, struggling to hold my body weight on the side if this hill. The panic made breathing even harder. That feeling was awful crying, struggling to breathe and gripping to strands of grass with everything you have is not a good situation to be in. The panic on mattys face was evident, he didn't know what to do. I think he knew he had to calm me down but I ...
... cause we had the honor to see some Killer Whales passing the bay just few hundreds metres of the beach. It is just unbelieveble to watch such animals in reality. To make the day nearly perfect we also met some dolphins performing for us right in front of our boat. Real entertainers.
Never expected to see a country with so many different faces. Can't wait to explore more of ...
... normal;">Manuka Honey made from pollen of trees of the same name is magical, healing stuff. Worth four times that of regular honey, this stuff has antiseptic qualities. In WWII, soldiers would carry the honey with them and smear it on any wounds to prevent infection. Good for whatever ails you.
... by Dee Brown. But keep some tissues handy.
After walking through town in search of the illusive Wi-Fi angel, we headed back to the embarkation point for the highlight of the trip to Paihia – the Bay of Islands. Again, it was good ole’ Capt Cook who first sailed into this Bay. Gee, he’s beat us to every spot across the wide Pacific. Cook is the George Washington of the Pacific – he was everywhere. The Bay of Islands is ...
... jumped back down, which was fun too!
Next we visited a beach on the north-western side called Spirit Bay, where we had a lovely swim. The beach had a slightly peach-coloured hue thanks to the millions of tiny, pulverised seashells amongst the sand.
Half-way back towards Ahipara, we stopped at Rarawa Beach on the eastern side. The sand was so incredibly white, we just had to jump in for another swim! We were a little disappointed to see that 4WDs were permitted ...