The Retreat

Address: 22 Paihia Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, North Island, 0247, New Zealand | Hotel
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    Travel Blogs from Paihia

    Seeing more of NZ than we planned.

    A travel blog entry by walainey on Sep 27, 2015

    1 comment

    ... all be :) Jacqueline) took us aside and explained in words of one syllable how to get around. He had to show us on our map cause we could not find the place he was mentioning - had lots of 'k's and 'p's in it and was a long one, just found on map and it is Kaukapakapa. So we had to go back about 30 kms which we had just done then across the other side of the island and up another road, very scenic but did make our trip a ...


    A travel blog entry by mybackpackandme on Jun 11, 2015

    25 photos

    ... caves however it was still pretty cool. Back in our car we headed to our apartment in Paihia. Our own apartment for two nights felt like heaven to the three of us, it was so nice having our own space and not sleeping in a bunk bed! The evening was spent drinking wine which I had purchased in Chile and looking through each other's pictures. Before being reunited we had booked a boat trip round the bay of islands. It was bliss waking up the following morning and having a bacon and ...

    Heading north.

    A travel blog entry by charli9988 on May 16, 2015

    ... he was and asked if I needed to go to hospital to get checked over after my attack. He was very sorry and has finally said he might just start listening lol! It was a relief to get back to the van. We were both soaked, freezing, hungry and thirsty. We'd not had a drink all day so that was first on the list. We had to drive 20 minutes to find the nearest shop. That drink tasted better than any I've ever had. By this point I could laugh about the situation. It was pretty scary at ...

    Our first campervan road trip

    A travel blog entry by robhoskin on Apr 05, 2015

    1 comment, 7 photos

    ... had arrived here. Whilst walking around we noticed a worrying consistency with shops, bars and restaurants. No alcohol being sold!? After a long drive we really fancied a few drinks but due to a quite ridiculous Easter law, no alcohol is sold during Good Friday or Easter Sunday. Unbelievable. We bumped into Ollie and Claire whilst walking past their hostel and they had signed up to a BBQ. By doing so, they were able to drink at the bar as they were having a meal. Great news. It ...

    Lazy day in a kayak!

    A travel blog entry by emmafox17 on Mar 11, 2015

    6 photos

    ... in particularly Haruru Falls. I love being on the water and I love waterfalls even more so it was a really awesome day for me. We also went through the mangrove trees in kayaks which was really fun, I'm glad the guide knew where he was going though because I'd of definitely got lost! After kayaking we headed back to the Pipi Patch, stopping on the way for a paddle in ...