we have decided to spend our wedding anniversary in the Bay Of Islands and will be staying a week - probably in Paihia end of November 2012.
Can anyone recommend some things for us to do, a good motel and a good restaurant?
We will be driving our own car from Auckland
Our very rough plan at this stage to catch the ferry to Russell and back one day , look around the Paihia shops one day, maybe do the boat trip to the hole in the rock one day and maybe drive to Kerikeri one day... if there are any other 'must see' things let us know.
Also we want to book a good (fairly modern) motel that is reasonably quiet, but in a good location with cooking facilities and if it has a swimming pool / spa pool that would be nice – any recommendations?
and a nice restaurant where we can dine for our anniversary night would be good too
Thanks in advance!