The Retreat

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

    Bay of islands

    A travel blog entry by emilyhitchcock on May 23, 2014

    ... room so was massively happy with that achievement! We chilled in our room for a bit and did a bit of girly bonding over very girly chat! We then headed for dinner of this amazing BBQ, they love a good Barby there I've been here for three days and had one twice! The restaurant suddenly turned into this massive party place where all the locals were piling in so we had a few drinks (so expensive here!) and a dance but an early night as everyone was so ...

    Bay Of Islands - Paihia

    A travel blog entry by belinda.cobby on Apr 05, 2014

    11 photos

    ... I saw all those years ago it's now been replaced with a bronze one and the original one is now in a nearby museum it was still really neat to see. Amy got pretty car sick on the way so I tried to help…. I offered to play Charley Pride and give her some barley sugars but she only managed a grunt. So ungrateful!

    We got some shots of Hokianga Harbour which was absolutely beautiful. Just as I imagined ...

    I throw a mean axe!

    A travel blog entry by emma-may-white on Mar 23, 2014

    40 photos

    ... plan and growth strategy. After blue duck lodge we moved on to the national park to walk the Tongariro crossing. The crossing was stunning and honestly one of the most beautiful things I have seen. I walked with Claire and Dan who were friends travelling from Essex- it was a great 7 hours and we were so grateful for the beer they handed us when walking back on to the bus! I planned to stay in the national park for 5 days to complete some of ...

    Day 26 Paihia

    A travel blog entry by stuartandsue on Feb 18, 2014

    7 photos

    ... to Paihia ( pronounced quite aptly as "Pie 'ere)" at 11 am - too early to check in. First impression is good. Great views across the Bay of Islands but weather a bit blowy making sea a bit choppy. Foot ferry to Russell for $12 return available. Might give that a miss! Had a coffee and went to the Marae at Waitangi. This is the famous place where the Maoris signed a contract that gave Britain sovereignity over NZ, except the Maoris thought that they ...

    Back up and up some more

    A travel blog entry by elinor.hinton on Feb 08, 2014

    ... 24/7 you get to know each other pretty quickly - most people we've met on this trip couldn't believe the 3 of us hadn't all known each other from home!
    Tomorrow we saying goodbye to New Zealand. It's been incredible - I can't believe we've only been here 6 weeks, we've crammed so much in it feels like months and months. I'll be very sad to leave, and I certainly wouldn't rule out coming back one day and doing it all again.... If only New Zealand wasn't quite so far away!!!