Hi there. We are Steve & Sue. We moved to Paihia from Auckland in 1996. When we first came to Paihia, we owned & ran a successful backpacker's lodge we called "Tommys Backpackers Lodge". After 6 very busy years, we sold & moved onto other things. Now we have come full circle & opened up our home for travellers to enjoy. We have travelled ourselves & enjoy sharing travel stories & learning of new places to visit. Our dream is to buy a mobile home & travel the length & breadth of NZ 1st, then become 'grey nomads' overseas. Steve works outside the home; Sue runs the apartment.