The Retreat

Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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    Travel Blogs from Paihia

    Day 16: Waitomo to Auckland

    A travel blog entry by bianca_notley on May 14, 2014

    ... for dinner. The pub we went to was called Shakespare and they were a little overwhelmed by how many people came in at once (even though we booked). We had Carbonara and chips for dinner which was fairly good. Aj felt really sick so we walked back to hotel with the twins (Janine & Laura) at 9:30pm. Transferred money and organised more money to do our next activities. Hopped in the shower at 10:30pm. Tad bit stressed and upset. Bed ...

    Bay of Islands And Northland

    A travel blog entry by lilianbrett on Apr 09, 2014

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    ... is the most northerly point in New Zealand (accessible by road). Our first stop was to visit the 2000 year old trees in the ha puketi Kauri Forest where trees can grow up to 18m diameter trunks. Next we took to the sand and drove up 90mile beach which like its namesake in Fraser Island, Australia is also a state highway. The only difference was that you can just drive a normal 2 wheel drive car here. It was a bit strange seeing beat up bangers going 80km/h along ...

    Going up north

    A travel blog entry by suebar on Mar 30, 2014

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    ... the Maori chiefs ceded sovereignty to Britain. In the Maori version, they did not. They are still discussing it today. However what it did succeed in doing was in recognising the Maori's land rights and in recognising the Maori as British subjects. Having said that the land rights have not always been respected. While we were there we saw a huge canoe which the Queen had seen when she had visited and she had apparently asked to be ...

    Pool, Ponies and Palm Trees: Paihia

    A travel blog entry by lizzyian on Mar 09, 2014

    2 comments, 3 photos

    So, after about six weeks of being on holiday, I think we'd all agree that Lizzy and I deserved a well-earned break. Therefore, we headed north to the beachy town of Paihia. We had a hostel that was two minutes' walk from the beach, but if that was too much there was also a pool right there.

    While we were here we did what seems to be an obligatory activity for all tourists, we went on a boat tour. We were guaranteed dolphins and it was amazing to see them but as ...

    Waitangi Day

    A travel blog entry by davidandmarjory on Feb 06, 2014

    ... is not keen on caves but was persuaded to go in with David and Jenna. We enjoyed a private tour which was very well done, and the glow worms were beautiful and intriguing!

    Afterwards we visited the Ake Ake Winery and sampled and bought some wine....surprise surprise!

    In the evening we cooked steak and enjoyed that with salad and some good red wine!