Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pah Homestead, Auckland

The Pah Homestead was completed in 1879. At the time, it was on a large farm in the countryside outside Auckland - today known as Hillsborough. It was the largest house in the Auckland area  at the time. Today it is still very impressive, still surrounded by large park-like grounds and is currently an art gallery. The cafe offers excellent food and if you visit on a lovely day, take the opportunity to dine on the large veranda.
Visit date: 26 July 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Parnell, Auckland

There are many fine old Victorian buildings in the inner suburbs of Auckland. We spent an afternoon in Parnell, enjoying a walk that took in many of the streets that still have their original old houses. To complete the day, we stayed overnight in a "Motel" in one of these old properties. Sadly, it has been extensively changed inside, and the term 'motel' was really overstating the accommodation!
Visit date: 25 July 2016