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Rotorua or ‘stinkvilla’

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | Views [602]

Well we were warned, but bl**dy hell this place just stinks!!!!!!!! Don’t worry; it’s not the state of the city that makes it smell so bad; it’s the massive amount of Thermal activity that is present here.   This is the first non BBH Hostel that ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing


Katikati ‘again’

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | Views [589]

We enjoyed our short stay here last time, so we thought as we were only passing a few Km’s south we would detour; so after booking the van in for a service we were heading to the Avocado Orchard again.   We stayed here for only 2 nights before heading ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles


2007 – 2008 in Raglan.

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 4 Feb 2008 | Views [298]

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all.   Well were here, and talk about busy!   Em summed this place up perfectly “This is Newquay in the silly season” and she is seriously right, our first impression was utter shock and disappointment; don’t know what ... Read more >

Tags: Party time


Gallery: On the way to Raglan for New Year.

NEW ZEALAND | Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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On the way to Raglan for New Year.

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Views [552]

We had a couple of days to ‘waste’ before we were due at Raglan for the New Year, so we booked ourselves into a couple of smaller hostels on the way down to recover after our Christmas in the Sun.   The Sun was out so the trip was good and we arrived ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Christmas in New Zealand at Endless Summer Lodge.

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Views [1178]

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all.   We left Henderson Bay very early the next morning, everyone did before the Germans got up; best thing for everyone as there would’ve been some major words exchanged by all.   We headed to Ahipara on the Southern ... Read more >

Tags: Party time


Gallery: Christmas in New Zealand at Endless Summer Lodge.

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Northland and the Dunes

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Off to Paihia.

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: On the road to Omapere

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Orewa North – The start of our Christmas Northland tour.

NEW ZEALAND | Tuesday, 8 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Gallery: Kuaotuna (Coromandel Peninsula)

NEW ZEALAND | Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | Photo Gallery


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Northland and the Dunes

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Views [557]

After the quite of Kahoe Farm Hostel we headed to unfortunately the loudest place we have been so far, Henderson Bay.  The small Hostel was a lovely design and built by the owner John and his Father, and the host John and his wife are great.  The place ... Read more >

Tags: I should have known better!


Relaxing at Kahoe

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Views [600]

We arrived at our next hostel with some hope that it was nice, as it has been recommended on a few occasions; but even we were not expecting this!  The Hostel was a 5th generation farm, the ‘villa’ which we had a double room was built by the owners Great ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Gallery: Katikati – Kuaotuna (Coromandel Peninsula)

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery


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Off to Paihia.

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Views [482]

Paihia is a small place on the East coast of the Northland area of NZ, a place we would’ve liked to have spent more time at; loads of trips and things to see.  We arrived about midday, put our steaks away and headed down the short walk into town; we explored ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


On the road to Omapere.

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Views [501]

We have now booked our way right through to 1st January 2008 so we have no room for change of plans, sorry to say; but we can always return to a place if we like it. Omapere is possibly one of those places, the drive over took us right past Waipoua ... Read more >

Tags: Laughter


Orewa North – The start of our Christmas Northland tour.

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Views [463]

We have made a decision to skip Auckland until we are closer to leaving New Zealand, so for this reason we are heading straight through on our way to Orewa North; we arrived on a very windy and rainy day.  Tide full in so no Kite buggy for Andy, wind ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Kuaotuna (Coromandel Peninsula)

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Views [650]

Our hostel, Black Jacks was again a great place; only a 50 mtr’ walk from the sea and only a 100 mtr’ walk away from the BEST Ice Cream ever (more of that later)  Taking the new advice from our Hostel host, we went back down to the Hot water beach to ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


Katikati – Kuaotuna (Coromandel Peninsula)

NEW ZEALAND | Sunday, 30 Dec 2007 | Views [614]

That next overnight stop was in a small hostel 10 km south of KatiKati, first stopping over to have a look at Mt Maunganui.  Katikati being a small town which is known as the ‘Mural Town’ as it has 41 hand painted Murals dotted all around its main road, ... Read more >

Tags: Relaxation


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