Atawhai Beachcomber Resort

1 Seaview Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, 0247, New Zealand | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $128.00

Travel Blogs from Paihia

Going up north

A travel blog entry by suebar


We were ready and waiting at 6:45 when the coach collected us to start us on our journey north to the Bay of Islands. After collecting us we called at another couple of hotels for other travellers and then went to the coach station where we changed onto the luxury coach which would carry us on our four hour journey to Paihia in the Bay of Islands. The coach driver was called Kenny and boy, could Kenny talk. Having donned his headset we had ...

Just an amazing day and toilets too!

A travel blog entry by john-and-anne


... a film about the Maori, had a guided tour and finished with a cultural show. The performers came out of the meeting house and challenged us, looking very scary but the show they gave was fascinating.

We went back to the ship sitting on seats on top of the tender in the open air. Great fun.
Since then we've sat having a drink with Connie and Ellen and enjoyed the sail away. Now it's time to get ready for dinner. Signing off ...

Hundertwassen Toilets & Glow-worms!

A travel blog entry by twodrifters07


Why on earth would anyone travel especially to Kawakawa? Why for two reasons, of course...the Hundertwassen toilets & glow-worms!

After our breakfast at the Helena Bay Cafe we started our driving-day with a trip along the very windy, twisty Russell Road, where we caught our first glimpses of the spectacular Bay of Islands (when we dared take our eyes off the road!). There were occasional ...

Pool, Ponies and Palm Trees: Paihia

A travel blog entry by lizzyian


... Such is the life of a tourist though, being charged money you don't want to spend on things you don't really want to do. Other hihighlights of my day included seeing the most northerly railway platform in New Zealand and the oldest headstone in New Zealand. Jealous?

Paihia was a great place to relax though, and quite significant in that it is the last "new" place that we'll go to on our trip.

I'm not going to write any more now, Lizzy is.


The Kiwi Experience

A travel blog entry by tashenry

... and Sophie, both from Northampton. We went for a civilised drink in a bar with some guys and the girls before splitting off to head for the costal walks surrounding. We went for the shortest walk up to a high viewpoint that was definitely more strenuous than we had anticipated it to be! With all four of us thankful to reach the top. The view was worth it and we sat relaxing and working out how long ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on 1 Seaview Road, Paihia, is near Kings Dolphin Cruises, Paihia Harbour, Carino Sailing & Dolphin Adventures, and Waitangi National Trust & Treaty House.
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