Swiss Chalet Lodge Motel

3 Bayview Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, 0200, New Zealand | 4 star motel
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Travel Blogs from Paihia

Good Evening Paihia

A travel blog entry by rozlesch

5

We arrived at our final destination and home for the next three nights, Paihia. Driving down through town at approximately 6.15pm, the beauty of the Bay of Islands were still breathtaking, even in the fading light of day. Paihia has three sandy beaches sheltered by rocky islets and is a very popular and vibrant holiday destination.

The …

Beautiful Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by didcarl

3

... it was 10am, and more and more people were coming off shuttle buses. The shuttle ride or the glow worm caves was quick windy and hilly. The was a place at the top of one hill to see the cruise ship back in the bay - beautiful view. The caves are on private property of the traditional land owners, and they have been handed down through the family over generations. We were able to get a photo of the entrance, but no photos were allowed inside. The boardwalk thru the ...

Happy Birthday Laura H.......Sweet As!

A travel blog entry by ouradventure14

8

... before going back for more jacuzzi and bubbles. In the evening we went for a gorgeous seafood meal and then to a bar where we watched a local maori sing and play guitar. The guy had a beautiful voice and is yet to be discovered. Where is simon cowell when you need him?! We made him sing happy birthday along with the locals who are lovely before retiring.

The next day we awoke again to the amazing ...

Hundertwassen Toilets & Glow-worms!

A travel blog entry by twodrifters07

20

... in the night sky. Neither of us have ever seen glow worms before, so we found it very informative and quite fascinating.

After all this culture, we scooted out to Ginns Ngawha Spa & Campground, one of the places recommended by Tina, the lady we met at the airport campground. It was a funny little place that had obviously seen it's better day, with pretty rundown stinky sulphur ...

Paihia

A travel blog entry by carrhaughan

9

... to get bored! We eventually have to leave them alone though and carry on. We cruise past more of the islands, learning more about the history of the area, the geology, and the wildlife. We pass the main area of islands and speed up as we head out to a famous local landmark – a rock with a hole in it (well, we are in NZ after all!) It takes us 20 minutes to get there and it’s fairly impressive (more so when you consider during storms it can fill up to ...

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Location

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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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding