Paihia Pacific Resort Hotel
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- Wireless internet connection in room (surcharge)
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Hot tub
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
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... across the bay and we were besieged by competitors in both towns. It is a 3 km swim across the bay with a fair head wind yet the swimmers seemed to be really enthusiastic. We took the Ferry! We had $22 NZ left to spend so I bought a couple of Beanies and we had fish & chups on the waterfront before heading back to the ship. The exit from The Bay of Islands was spectacular as the various islands dotted through this area was transversed before our long trek back to ...
Kerikeri and Wakawaka are townships nearby to Paihia each serving the local rural industry. Cattle and orc**********g with a few vineyards, are the main source of income along with Tourism. The Marsden Estate winery, near Kerikeri, is our house for lunch. The gardens are manicured, the menu varied and we spend a very pleasant couple of hours enjoying the atmosphere. The Waitangi walk begins at Haruru Falls not far from our cottage, ...
... started to clear so by the time we docked at Urupukapuka (??) island the sun was out and the water was a brilliant blue. It was gorgeous. We had about 45 minutes here. I’m pretty sure that this is the island that you can camp on but I can’t guarantee that.
We decided not to get off at Russell again. We know we’ll come back to the Bay of Islands so there was no point in squeezing in another museum or gallery just ...
... between 15 and 28 metres) and is fairly small so it’s quite a nice wreck to dive. We start at the stern and work our way along the side to the bow, looking in through some holes in the side (not a result of the mines that sunk it!) We climb up to the deck and take a look around – avoiding attacks from Demoiselles that are nesting and therefore highly territorial and aggressive! – then drop inside the ship and work our way round to the saloon at ...
... hill). After an awkward convo with the swiss fellow we decided against (mainly out of indignation at the idea of 'owning' nature) and headed onto the next stop: the biggest kauri tree in the world: Tane Mahuta. We walked down the path through the gorgeous rainforest, looking for some massive tree when we were disappointed to find we were surrounded by, well, average looking trees ... We started to turn back, vaguely disappointed, when we looked up ... "Oh. Think I found ...