Paihia Star Motel
- High-speed internet in room
- Refrigerator in room
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Non-smoking hotel
- Microwave in room
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... for a short detour to have a look at pretty Whangarei Falls and at about 3pm arrived at our hotel at Paihia. After a short break we drove along the foreshore and up the hill to the viewpoint then back into town for a browse along the shops. We picked up some fish 'n chips to have back at our comfy motel room with a view of the bay.
... sheltered little beach. Dan and I went kayaking, while the others went ashore. We had a casual pootle up the coastline before crossing the channel to have a nose outside the beach of a private island. Our dismounts from the kayaks left something to be desired. I'm not too sure what Dan was trying to do but it ended with him side up in the water. The borrowed sailing trousers and jacket limited the soaking a bit. Having seen that debacle I should ...
... outside and up to the Mouri Village. It was a really lovely place and so quiet. After the mission house we went to the chocolate factory. That was good, we got to taste a few bits which were delicious. It was really expensive so we left empty handed but it was a lovely little tour. The afternoon was spent in Paihia again, it was a lovely day so we had a little wander around and looked in a few of the shops. It definitely is a town which you know will be packed in summer. It ...
... She kept us awake with her cringeworthy commentary calling us 'chickies' regularly. After 5 hours and 2 stops later we made it to Paihia. On the bus we had been given various options for activities, Suze and I had opted for a dolphin boat ride around the islands. Rach and Tor decided to go it alone and explore the town. Due to past experiences Suze and I weren't that optimistic about our chances of seeing dolphins, ...
... we went on a big boat ride and, saw dolphins, went through an island, and learnt some more about the bay of islands. When we landed on a island called pika kawa ding a or something we got treated in a traditional Maori way. Then I made some super helpful balm thing for stings and stuff.
Our place of camping that night was less great than all the others cause it stank bad like ass. When we finally got ...