Whangamata Motel

106 Barbara Avenue, PO Box 6, Whangamata, The Coromandel, North Island, New Zealand | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Whangamata

New Zealand - Day 27 - "In a hole in the ground...

A travel blog entry by rathouse on Feb 24, 2014

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... on the set! Snake also entered into the spirit of things and explored all the nooks and crannies of each dwelling. I think he was quite taken with Sam Gangy's house. He even partook of some ale in The Green Dragon Inn. The place was filled with fruit and flowers of every description, apparently it takes 5 full time gardeners to maintain the set. When the film was being shot a plum tree was required in a scene but because there were only apple trees a slight ...

Hot Water Beach and a trip around the Peninsula

A travel blog entry by tony-helen on Jan 10, 2014

1 comment, 18 photos

... again and have a beer or two while awaiting the arrival of our evening meal, cooked by heavily pregnant Vicky (only 5 weeks to go). We spent a very pleasant evening chatting about a whole range of subjects!!! Most of these are not suitable for a Travel information Blog.....sorry. Off to bed at 9pm, Helen asleep almost immediately (nothing to do with downing a whole bottle of her favourite New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc). Tony doing blog for the faithful few ...

Hobbiton and Hahei... hooray!

A travel blog entry by lindaandchris on Dec 30, 2013

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... she filled us in with various super-interesting tidbits about the movies.

For example, she told us about the different sizes of the Hobbit holes, made necessary by the fact that Gandalf needed to appear huge while the hobbits needed to appear regular size within the environment (yet smaller than Gandalf). All the gardens were designed with this in mind as well, with giant varieties of flowers and veggies that ...

Move along please ... 100m will do

A travel blog entry by pinklady27 on Dec 13, 2013

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Pulling up the van we were please we had arrived early, 2 out of the 5 spots were taken and it was only 4pm. We sighed with contentment at the view of the river estuary and parkland that was to be our home for the night and got out to check we were parked in the right place. Our spirits dropped as we read the sign 'Vacate the site by 7.30am'. We are not morning people at the best of times, but ...

Day 8 - Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach

A travel blog entry by rosiecampbell89 on Oct 30, 2013

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This morning was an early start to get on the bus from Auckland to Hot Water Beach where we would spend the night. We got on our bus, which was pretty full, at 7.30am and headed toward our first stop which was Cathedral Cove. The cove was one of those picture perfect beaches with spectacular views, a massive golden rock dropped in the water a few meters from the shore and a huge cove through to another beach which you could only get to at low ...


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