Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel

3 Bayview Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, 0200, New Zealand | 4 star motel
Prices starting from $91.00

Travel Blogs from Paihia

To Swim or not to Swim?

A travel blog entry by fuzzyfruit


... in Kawahara where we experienced the fanciest decorated toilets I've seen. They were designed by an Austrian architect calls Hundertwasser and you can see them in our picture instead of me trying to explain them! Our stop for the next couple of nights was in Paihia, gateway to the Bay of Islands. We went for the cheap option this time which meant we were further out of town so the next morning was a very early start as we had ...

Going up north

A travel blog entry by suebar


... We were given a guided tour. The guide told us about the history of the Waitangi Treaty which is viewed as New Zealand's founding document, signed in 1840. It has three clauses and was an agreement between the British Crown through the then Governor and a trusted missionary and the chiefs of all the Maori tribes (or iwi). There is a Moari language version and an English language version. The first clause differs in each version. In the ...

Hundertwassen Toilets & Glow-worms!

A travel blog entry by twodrifters07


... Glowworm Caves, run by a Maori family that has owned the land and caves for many, many generations. We were escorted into the caves by a lovely young woman, who told us interesting stories about the land, their people and the glow worms. There were tons of neat stalactites and stalagmites of all,shapes and sizes, but the star of the show were the glow worms, pinpoints of light all over the cave, looking ...

Pool, Ponies and Palm Trees: Paihia

A travel blog entry by lizzyian


... day long ride, my legs nearly gave way and I hobbled back to the hostel. For the next few days I inched my way around Paihia, trying not to antagonise my bruised thighs, pulled back, painful bum bones and sore stomach. Totally worth it though.

Sometimes I have dreams where I'm riding again and I'm flying along without a care in the world. This was like that. But with a bit more pain.

Oh yeah and I beat Ian at table football (twice).

Lizzy xxx

Sea Kayaking

A travel blog entry by groteboze


... swedish beauties 'Anna' and 'Karina' on the beach, on the other side of the closest island. We happily obliged and saw a lot more natural beauty around the place. Too bad I lost my hat on the final island. It's replacement was gonna cost me 27 dollars (16 euro's or so).

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This 4 star motel, located on 3 Bayview Road, Paihia, is near Kings Dolphin Cruises, Paihia Harbour, Carino Sailing & Dolphin Adventures, and Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House.
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