Category Archives: Northland

Rusty Tractor

Trying to kill some time before our flight and there is not a lot to do when it is wet and windy.  Even though both Mr Wasabi and I were not hungry we decided to pop into the Rusty Tractor … Continue reading

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Alfresco’s Revisited

I cannot visit Paihia without making a visit to my ‘local’ Alfresco’s in Paihia, serving up good decent casual food in a nice casual bar environment.

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Kapai Ice Cream & Espresso

Who would say ‘no’ to ice cream? certainly not Mr Wasabi.    Kapai Ice Cream & Espresso serves up delicious Kapiti ice cream which are known as one of New Zealands premium ice creams, which are fairly creamy rather than … Continue reading

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Duke of Marlborough Revisited

The Duke of Marlborough is one of our favourite restaurants  when we visit Paihia/Russel.   As you may know, it is New Zealands oldest pub, sporting great alfresco dining with view to suit and more seating inside for those not … Continue reading

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Provenir – The best restaurant in Paihia

Provenir was originally named Pure Tastes, which is the restaurant within the Paihia Beach Resort.  It overlooks the Paihia waterfront which makes dining even more enjoyable during the longer summer evenings when you can actually enjoy the views as you … Continue reading

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Cafe Jerusalem

Out hunting for some brunch, as Plus 1 and I did not feel like the usual bacon and eggs.   Last time we were in Kerikeri we found this Middle Eastern place called Cafe Jerusalem, which was not open.  We decided … Continue reading

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Fishbone Cafe

Having arrived into Kerikeri airport, we decided to take a look around Kerikeri and at the same time grabbing some lunch.  Not having done any prior research we decided to go to the closest cafe where we had parked, being … Continue reading

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Mokaba

Spending the long Wellington Anniversary week up north, where we flew into Whanagrei.  Before heading to Paihia, we decided to spend some time in Whangarei as Plus 1 and I had never visited the town centre.

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Vinnies Fish and Chips – Paihia

After spending the afternoon fishing with ‘X Spot Fishing’ for snapper, we had excess fish fillets to eat up and what better way than to make extremely fresh fish and chips out of our caught fish and taking it to the waterfront … Continue reading

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Alfresco

Alfresco is our number 1 go to place whenever we visit Paihia serving good food and great views over the water.  Alfresco’s is a family run business that is open everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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