Braemar Motor Lodge

177 Ruahine Street, Palmerston North, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
Prices starting from $111.00

Travel Blogs from Palmerston North

Standing confidently as Maori

A travel blog entry by kerrynjones


We arrive at Mana Tamariki late on Sunday afternoon and Brenda and Miria meet us to kindly show us around. Mana Tamariki was initially set up as Te Kohanga Reo (a language nest - for very young children) giving primacy to Maori culture and language back in 1989 (in recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi). From here it grew to also include a primary school (Te Kura Kaupapa Maori) and now also includes a secondary school. The foundation ...

Öne Honkin Huge Piece of Ice!, FOX GLACIER

A travel blog entry by cedarposte


... many jade jewellery stores all in the same location. There was one neat place that was called "Benz n Stonz" carving studio. You can do one to several days workshops and carve your own jade, paua shell, or bone creation. Just the thing I would love to do if spending more time here.

Stopped at another small side trail, to cross a swing bridge over another glacier river, to enjoy a view and stretch the ...

Road trip for New Years!

A travel blog entry by mables


... for one more swim and packed up before heading north. Pip and Illana were heading back down to Wellington for another night, Li and Suzie were going East and Plaxy and I went North. We made it as far as Taupo (about half way home) and decided to find a place to camp. Again we stayed at a place outside of town. Another decent campsight along a river but this one was much cleaner. We decided to go into town for a nice dinner and to ...

Final thoughts

A travel blog entry by paulanddeb

... and Waikiki was a good idea and the Papaya Paradise is a quiet and relaxing place to stay.

A hire car is a must if you want to explore the island, but sat-nav or a good map is essential.

The down side - picking up the hire car. Hertz in Waikiki appeared under resourced and I doubt very much that our car was properly cleaned before we picked it up. Although I could be wrong and the sand across the dash was there on purpose to prepare you for the beach. ...


A travel blog entry by flyingadventure


... list of 14 questions based on things we should see if we followed the expected course plus 4 photos of things that would need to be recognized en route.

We returned to the hotel room and immediately used Google Earth to try to answer all the questions. Reality may differ, but hey, it's a start!

The weather is expected to be good for tomorrow, possibly very good on the South Island. If so we hope to fly Milford Sound as part of our second leg: Hokitika to ...

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5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding