Paihia Beach Resort & Spa
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Minbar in room
- Breakfast Available
- Heated pool
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... day. The most northern tip of NZ looks down onto the joining of the Tasman and Pacific Oceans, their meeting is thought to represent the coming together of man and woman according to Maori beliefs, and can be quite visibly seen as the different shades of blue mix into one another. The whole place has grave Maori significance especially in terms of the deceased. One particular beach, complete with a solitary pohutukawa tree, is thought to be the place ...
... photographed from the air. We pulled into stunning Otehei Bay and instantly noticed a huge hill to the right of the jetty. We both looked at each other and knew that was where we would be heading straight for to see what the views were like.
After a short but steep ascent we came to a hill that gave us great views of the jetty but still not the view of the other islands. So we climbed another steep hill (passing ...
... settled for a bar where we could people and boat watch with a chilled cider. Bliss We decided to visit the WAITANGI treaty Ground and saw the site where all the tribes gathered to sign the treaty. But there were difficulties from the beginning because of translation. The Maori cultural exhibition was very moving. 4 Chiefs and 4 girls , music instruments sticks and dances making the ground move..this took place in the Maori ...
... are struggling with diseases that are carried into the forest by soil that stuck to the bottom of the hikers shoes, so that we had to wash our shoes before entering the forest.
Nonetheless, we enjoyed the walk through the forest, which led us past 4 more large Kauri trees a lot.
Especially my Mom enjoyed the hike and showed no signs of getting tired with her new hip.
Aside from the large trees ...
Woke up to glorious sunshine and met my lovely doormie Noirin from Tory island in Ireland. We went for breakfast together but Noirin then went back to bed as she was dealing with a hefty hangover and I went to book some trips. Skydiving tomorrow and Cape Reinga/90 mile beach on Friday! I spent the afternoon sat on the wharf munching fish n chips, listening to an amazing pianist entertain everyone on the public piano. When I got back to BASE I wrote ...