The Retreat

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

    Heading north.

    A travel blog entry by charli9988 on May 16, 2015

    ... drinking it that I suddenly felt really sleepy and literally couldn't keep my eyes open. It turns out that after barely eating any kind of sugar for weeks. Drinking 3/4 of a bottle of orange juice which contains 75g worth of sugar puts you on a massive sugar come down. My god I felt awful. We decided as we were driving through Auckland it would be worth seeing if Sutty, Ellen and Ollie were in and call past to say hi. I was dying to hear about Suttys bungee jump. We stayed a couple ...

    Catching Snappers at the Bay of Islands

    A travel blog entry by paul_and_ness on Apr 16, 2015

    25 photos

    ... couple who had parked next to us. The guy wasted no time for niceties as he dove straight into all their frustrations of camping in NZ, how their expectations had been quashed and the general quality of their van.

    From the outside their van looked the same as ours, but it turned out it had no DVD player, no fridge, no storage space and the passenger door leaked whenever it rained and, they had paid over $800 for ...

    Northland - Batten Down the Hatches...

    A travel blog entry by obrienml2004 on Mar 16, 2015

    7 photos

    ... surly preacher Rev. Norman MacLeod and his followers had left Scotland for better times in Pictou. Finding the debauchery of port life offensive to their tender sensibilities, they again packed up to head north to St. Ann in Cape Breton where they tried again to make a go of it. Here the weather offended them and they set off (by this time the preacher was 70) with all his friends ...

    Livin' la Vida Kiwi

    A travel blog entry by johnandjerry on Feb 13, 2015

    1 comment, 12 photos

    ... the L&P soda which is also very good and very different). Back to Paihia on the ferry and a dinner of delicious green lipped mussels. Then a stroll through town for some ice cream. Hokey Pokey is THE ice cream of NZ, vanilla with chunks of..hokey pokey I guess. Kind of like toffee. I am going to get the licourice ice cream next time..

    Tomorrow is a day cruise out into the Bay of Islands... Good night and hope your Friday the 13th was as good as ours.

    All roads lead to Cape Reinga

    A travel blog entry by sarzmc on Jan 02, 2015

    102 photos

    ... which included Maori greetings, songs and dance. Afterwards we explored English representative James Busby’s lovely cottage and garden, reading the historical displays.

    We then took the next tour around the site and learned a bit more history about the Maori tribes, traditions, the interaction with the English and French.

    Later we headed back to our accommodation for a quick bite of lunch, then caught the ferry to Russell, a spit of land ...