Discovery Settlers Hotel
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- Swimming pool
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Conference facilities
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Travel Blogs from Whangarei
... We had the experience of driving in a vast alluvial plain on our way west from the museum, flat as the proverbial pancake, so wide and long you could put 100,000 soccer fields and another 100,000 football fields on it and they would be only a small fraction of the totality. A wide, muddy looking river runs through it, muddy because the ocean, at high tide, pushes great quantities of sandy water upstream. The surface of the water is rippled with currents ...
... we went off on the Tahuna Coastal Walk which goes in a 60 minute loop walk from the campsite. There were geocaches hidden along the way as well which was a bonus.
It was a pleasant walk through the scrub towards the beach until we got a view of naked bums (and other stuff) standing on the top of the sand dunes! Don’t look Ethel! Too late we got an eyeful. All guys – not a girl to be seen. Now why would DOC put a walkway this close ...
... explaining the trees are very fragile, they have very shallow roots and walking on the roots can harm the tree irreparably. I left wanting to wrap it up in cotton wool and ban all visitors and let it live the rest of its life in peace. And again in the middle of nowhere in the middle of a forest , toilets !! We drove on and had a very deep discussion about life, trees and the universe , disagreeing slightly as Steve is reading the book A Short History of ...
... vertical saws. Probably not that interesting if you aren't an "anorak".
There was also an exhibition devoted to Gordon Coates, Prime Minister of New Zealand, which followed his career right through the First World War.
We took the long way round on the Coast Road pass through Waipu Bay and Beach, where we stopped for a cuppa. Eventually we. made it to Whangarei and our campsite.
Sadly no photographs of the Artifacts in the Museum, I did not think it would be very good....... ...
... we discovered sheep and climbed to the top of the hill where the grass was really spongey. The views from the top meant we could see all around the island it was incredible. Lots of different birds here too, oyster catchers and gannets and other weird ones. Booked an activity for tuesday morning spontaneously.. But will keep that quiet until I've done it! This afternoon i went on a hike with Chloe ...