Paihia Beach Resort & Spa
Travel Blogs from Paihia
... the other road due to major winds overturning lorries. So all there was left to do was head back to Auckland for the last few days in New Zealand. (After watching the news later that night we were quite glad - most places didn't have power and trees overturning) We weren't too bothered though as we could use the days for some well needed travel planning for the US & South America. Also some time for the dreaded Yellow Fever ...
... very lucky with the weather on this holiday and we were now into the last few days of it so it was ironic that the weather system that was affecting the north of NZ (ex-tropical cyclone Ita) had come across from Australia.
After a quick shower we went back to Paihia for dinner. One of the residents of the ship had recommended a place that served craft beers and ribs. I’d seen a sign for ribs so we headed there. No sign of ...
... back to Russell for dinner. Louise and Peter enjoy a card game called Frustration and it isn't far into the game before we all understand why it is called that. Nevertheless Cheryl and I soon show the South Aussies a thing or two and proceed to clean them up over three games. We then drive back over to Russell to enjoy a quiet drink and view the sunset from the deck at the Duke of Marlborough before celebrating Cheryl's birthday with a lovely dinner at the Gables ...
We were packed up, breakfasted and checked out of our hotel in Paihia by 8:20 to be in good time to get to the wharf ready to queue for our boat which was to leave at 9:00. Our boat was a catamaran which takes 80 passengers. We were to cruise through the Bay of Islands, passing some of the many islands and heading just out of the bay to see the Hole in the Rock. Once we boarded we headed to the outside upper deck so that we would have a really good view ...
... we drove further north up the coast a bit to another stretch of beautiful beaches. Near one of them was the memorial to the Rainbow warrior which we went and paid our respects to (well you can't expect me to be political free for 9 weeks!) we decided to go over on the ferry to Russell for dinner at the duke of Marlborough as a last night treat. Being so laid back we didn't bother booking a table and when we got there it was full ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
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