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      Accommodation in Auckland

      Auckland Mar 29, 2015 at 2:26 PM

      Dear VTers, can you recommend me a decent accommodation in Auckland? I mean, we'll be travelling quite on a bugdet so no Hilton , please. A small guesthouse will be perfect. Or maybe local company or trustworthy website offering this type of accommodation. Thank you in advance for your advice.

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    • Auckland 4 days

      Auckland Mar 20, 2015 at 11:54 AM

      Hi,

      Will be travelling to Auckland for a wedding at Waiuku in April. The following is a rough itinerary. Would appreciate any suggestions and tips:

      Arriving Auckland on Wednesday 2pm. Staying in Auckland city.
      Thursday morning, renting a car from the city and leaving for Waiuku for the wedding. Staying over night in Waiuku.
      Friday morning, booked tour at Spellbound caves. Thereafter, driving to Taupo and staying there for the night.
      Saturday morning, drive to Rotorau and Agrodome. Drive back to Auckland and staying the night in Auckland.
      Sunday morning return rental car. Depart Auckland Sunday night - shuttle to airport.

      1) How are the road conditions? Will a normal car do or do I need to rent a 4x4?
      2) Driving from Waiuku to Spellbound Caves, is it easy to find?
      3) What is the weather like in April? Is it quite chilly in Waiuku and Taupo?
      4) Any coffee places along the way?
      5) If i have half a day, with no rental car, would you suggest Devonport or Waiheke?

      Many thanks!

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      East Cape Lighthouse

      East Cape Feb 17, 2013 at 5:07 PM

      I plan to visit the East Cape lighthouse, has anyone been there? How steep is the walk up. Lots of steps I believe, any more info would be appreciated, thanks.

      8 Answers Jul 7, 2013 at 6:37 AM
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      Couple of days in hopefully sunny Gisborne.

      Gisborne Oct 24, 2007 at 1:57 PM

      Hi,

      We've nabbed a couple of cheap flights just before Christmas and are spending 20th - 22nd December in Gisborne. Any top tips on how to be spending our time there?

      Also, I'm trying to keep to a fairly tight budget at the moment, and have been looking at the YHA there as a means of keeping our accommodation costs down. If anyone has any opinions about the place I'd be glad to hear them, or any other recommendations.

      Cheers :-)

      4 Answers Nov 4, 2007 at 2:40 PM
    • It's bothering me! Help!

      East Cape Oct 28, 2003 at 3:15 PM

      Hi all! Y'know when you just cannot think of something that you are convinced you should know?! Well, earlier this year while in NZ I travelled with a friend round the east cape and we wanted to see the sunrise at East Cape Lighthouse so we stayed in a backpackers about half an hour or so, maybe an hour from the lighthouse. it was just after you pass Hicks Bay, we came down a hill and there was a longish stretch of road and their was a deserted beach on the left and this backpackers was stuck right there, right next to the beach on this open piece of flat land. we stayed there and loved it, it was beautiful, right there by the beach, it as only a little place and I'd love to remember the exact name of it but I can't for the life of me remember so this is just a shot in the dark on the off chance that someone out there knows what I'm talking about! We got up at 4:30am and drove just a bit down the main road and then turned off onto the gravel/shingle road that took us to the lighthouse. it wasn't in te araroa i know that. it was just on its own by the beach kinda halfway between hicks bay and te araroa i guess. I think it was something like ocean view or sunrise something or other. Boy! I WISH I could remember, its been niggling me all day......oh well, I'm not expecting any replies to this posting but thanks for taking the time to read this :-) thanks sarah

      2 Answers Oct 30, 2003 at 10:07 AM