Paihia Star Motel
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- Non-smoking hotel
- Microwave in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Wireless internet connection in room (surcharge)
- High-speed internet in room (surcharge)
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Travel Blogs from Paihia
... for the whole night. So we decided this would be ‘home’ for the night.
When we did go to use the machine to put a few hours on to reach 11pm, we noticed that the time on one particular machine was wrong and instead of charging us an hour for $1 (as it should have been) it was giving us double the time for our money! Needless to say we made sure we always used that machine and kept that little secret ...
... stays away from his neighbour in close to equal measure. Quite something.
- I have to mention the fresh fruit and veg – the avocadoes, figs, oranges, pineapple are
like eating candy. We stop at markets at every chance to load up again.
... her cabin boy went looking for a trip on a boat to the hole in the Rock. We settled on a trip consisting of a ferry to an island? Then transfer to another boat for a straightforward trip to the hole through the hole and back, decided not to do the 'Whole Day Dolphin' bit as didn't want to push my luck re being in a boat for a long time !! Lol
Though she did say we could stay in Russell for a look around and make our own way back via the ferry so seems like a good idea so ...
... and exploring, sharing stories of their travels. We arrived in Pahia and our place for the night was a house boat. I really didn't know what to expect but it was actually a nice surprise. It was a converted car transporting boat so quite large with a converted upstairs with the rooms in. Downstairs was one large room with open sides and a bar down the middle. One end was a pool table which I did win one game! Such a cool place and the ...
... and there were many more fish to be seen.
The rays were missing but I did see a scorpion fish and a moray which was sitting head first in it's cave.
Back at the boat the ice between the passengers had broken and everyone chatted away with everyone on the way back to Tutukaka harbour while baking in the afternoon sun on the edge of the pacific Ocean.
Back at land with solid ground under our feed and exhausted from a long day at sea we took ...