Paihia Beach Resort & Spa
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... all you can eat lobster, fillet steak and oysters.
There were also unlimited refills of mimosas or bellinis.
We finished our meal at about 1pm and, after a final trip to Sprinkles for my sister, I headed to catch my plane. I made my connection at LAX without any problems and even without a rush this time. The problem was that I needed to get my bus from central Auckland up to Paihia at 0715, two hours after my plane was due to land. Auckland is quite a ...
This was the day we had planned for our 4 hour boat trip round the Bay of Islands and the weather was perfect for it. One of the highlights was passing through a hole in a huge rock (eroded by the sea). There's just enough room for the boat to do it, and the amount of swell dictates whether it takes place or not, so we were lucky. We had Dolphins swimming round us at one point but weren't lucky enough to see whales as yesterday's passengers had. The girl who was giving us a talk ...
... is host to a very large marina. From there it was off to the beach for the afternoon. Wednesday night we headed out for dinner in downtown Paihia and had an excellent one. We both had a local fish called Hapuka which was great and of course a peach kiwi cobbler for dessert.
Thursday we will spending the day on the water as we are going on a 7 hour boat cruise of the Bay of Islands. Will are both really looking forward to the day!
... been set up to further encourage artists in the area, he was clearly an artistic inspiration for this colourful town where Art and colour is everywhere during his lifetime. Kawakawa is also the home of Gabriel the Steam Engine and various carriages. They go a run, half way to the Bay of Islands (due to only half of the route being repaired, so far), on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Public ...
This last two weeks have been so fun filled that I now have heaps to write about - so apologies if this is a long one! :). After Taupo I spent three days in Blue duck lodge, a conservation site miles and miles from anywhere - it was amazing! On day one after making the 20km bus ride down the deserted bush track I decided to take myself off on a run to stretch my legs over the bush track which they described as a 'bit of a scramble' ( I should have ...