Travel Blogs from Rotorua, New Zealand

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Whine without the wine. (An 'Oh No' day), Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Whine without the wine. (An 'Oh No' day)

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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... ready for camping in the next few days (i.e. buying jumpers!) and using the internet.  Emma is working at one of New Zealand's polling stations today for the general election so we make her and Carl dinner in the evening (and Carl says it's ...

Our Indigenous Cultural Experience, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Our Indigenous Cultural Experience

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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... our next destination and irrespective of the weather we would spend a bit of time taking in some Maori culture. Rotorua is New Zealand's most dynamic thermal area with spurting geysers, steaming hot springs and exploding mud pools. The drive from Taupo ...

Smells, locals and birds, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Smells, locals and birds

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Stinky would be the best way to describe Rotorua. Due to its location on a thermal hotspot it has a rather eggy smell about it which at some points was rather overwhelming.  Nevertheless we had a really good couple of days in the area, although ...

Evil smells!, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Evil smells!

A travel blog entry by rich

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... nose against his friend's, as opposed to our more formal hand shake. He seemed genuinely interested in where I was from and why I chose New Zealand, and so far this has been the case with most of the Kiwis I have encountered on my travels. Sweet as! ...

Feeling Hot Hot Hot, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Feeling Hot Hot Hot

A travel blog entry by martinandkate

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... night it was. It’s not often in your life you will see such a thing when you live in GB however, being in New Zealand at a campsite by a lake with very little in artificial light for a few miles around we were treated to a spectacle of probably ...

This place stinks, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

This place stinks

A travel blog entry by anatkramer

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Dec 18, 2011, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Dec 18, 2011

A travel blog entry by jlaire

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What is that smell?, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

What is that smell?

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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... the bus and made a few more stops before we got to Rotorua, at the bungee zone, and a working Maori village, where we got a tour. Rotorua is smelly. It has all sorts of geothermal activity and hot springs and geysers. So it smells. Bad. But got used to it ...

Phew, what a stinker!, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Phew, what a stinker!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... for fresh air, uttering the odd "you minger!", but then the smell got worse. In fact, we had arrived at one of New Zealand's most geothermally active regions, and that rotten egg smell that we were detecting was sulphur. An apology was issued to Kevin ...

Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Rotorua

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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Enjoying breakfast overlooking Lake Taupo in much finer weather than the previous day, we at least got a strong whiff of the sulphur (i.e. rotten eggs) the region is famous for!   The smell only got stronger once inside Waiotapu Thermal ...

On the Road South, Rotorua, Lake Taupo, Mt. Tongarirro and Wellington, New Zealand travel blog

On the Road South

A travel blog entry by charmedlife

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... the time. I met a girl named Mimi from Sweden on my first stop in Opanoni, and I've run into her 3 times since, lastly in Rotorua. I can't tell you how awesome it is to be in a country halfway around the world and have somebody call out your name. This ...

Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Rotorua

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... to Trish and Sally as we all checked into separate hostels and went our separate ways afterward. The first thing that hits you about Rotorua is the sulphur smell, i.e. rotten eggs, fortunately you soon get used to it. The second thing to hit us was the ...

Rotorua, smelly farts country!, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Rotorua, smelly farts country!

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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... ! A tad expensive at $35 for one go but worth it for the buzz, it was hilarious and we were thoroughly drenched after it! After our couple of days in Rotorua is was time for the final bus back to Auckland, our last stop on the entire New Zealand ...

On to The Stinky City, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

On to The Stinky City

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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... of buildings decorated in corrugated iron. The highlight being the sheep and the dog tourist info centre. We then headed over to Rotorua where we were greeted with a lovely sulphur smell, lots of thermal pools around there you see. 7th August ...

Maori Culture, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Maori Culture

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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Kia Ora! It was the Maori greeting that welcomed us to Rotorua, a cultural hubbub of the Maori in New Zealand. Here the tourist is able to visit replicas of traditional villages and catch a glimpse of their culture. Kris picked us up at the plane at ...

Bay of Plenty, Edgecumbe, New Zealand travel blog

Bay of Plenty

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... out with the floor while we were there. At the drop of a hat, he could have had a job in either Australia or New Zealand doing flooring. Mercifully, the landscape in the Bay of Plenty is flatter than some we've driven through. Margaret lives on the ...

Christmas and the Zorb experience, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Christmas and the Zorb experience

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... time in Taupo coming to an end we had a wonderful time and are now excited to be back on the road heading north to Rotorua.    The first stop was the Wai-o-Tapu Thermal park which has a nice walk around a very thermally active area with many ...

Back to Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Back to Rotorua

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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So, back in smelly Rotorua and we decided to go to a Hangi, a tradtional Maori entertainment night. They picked us up from the centre of town and brought us to thier Maori village, stuck us all in a big marquee with loads of food that they had cooked ...

Smelliest Town on Earth....., Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Smelliest Town on Earth.....

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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... push it before your cart was about to flip. Great fun. Then we went to the Agrodome, which is basically a huge barn where New Zealanders boast about how lovely their sheep are and how talented their sheep dogs are, I have never laughed so hard. You ...

Driving south, Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

Driving south

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... the road with a lamb on a leash but it didn't seem to attract any strange comments or finger pointing from passers by. Only in New Zealand I guess. Next stop: Taupo/Turangi - I'm planning to complete the Tongariro Crossing either tomorrow or ...

Thermal spa, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Thermal spa

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... falls on our way through. After debating whether we should go on a river jet boat tour we decided that we would just go to Rotorua to go to 'Hells Gate’ geothermal spa and relax a little bit (because this trip is really starting to wear on us). We ...

A Symbolic Evening, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

A Symbolic Evening

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... in friendship. One by one, he called out names of countries from around the world. People cheered when their homelands were announced: New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Spain, America, and on and on and on. A total of 11 ...

A ball and ramp,naked tramp and a guide who's camp, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

A ball and ramp,naked tramp and a guide who's camp

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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We woke up a little groggy thanking the lord we had bought bacon and eggs the night before. However we stood stunned as we overheard the Maori campers in one of the camp cabins yell to his friends "are you having a wine?" it was 7.10am. After a classic ...

Week Thirty Eight - Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Week Thirty Eight - Rotorua

A travel blog entry by petenic360

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... From there we followed the coast south as far as Whakatane and the lovely Ohope Beach where Elspeth used to live. We drove back to Rotorua via some of the many beautiful lakes surrounding the city as the sun began to fade. I think that my memory is fading ...

Bubbling Cauldren, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Bubbling Cauldren

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... of mallards. First item on the agenda was a needed dose of culture, specifically a deeper look into the Maori of New Zealand. Although far from authentic, there are a number of packaged options available and we picked the Mitai Maori Village. The ...

East Cape Tour, Maclaren Falls Park, East Cape, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

East Cape Tour

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... began the long drive south east heading for the cape, I was reminded of the many weekend miles we have already covered in New Zealand. Something told me that this road trip was going to be just as eventful as the previous adventures. We drove through ...

Bubbling Away..., Rotorua, Taupo and Turangi, New Zealand travel blog

Bubbling Away...

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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Sunday 30th January 205 Drive to Rotorua today - pass some more pretty bays (New Zealand is full of beautiful scenery, everywhere you go). My guidebook was not joking - you really can smell the city before you arrive - it smells of rotten eggs, due to ...

Rotorua, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Rotorua

A travel blog entry by chris_and_kelly

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... The sulphur smell is really bad and Chris struggled around heaving most the way!! This is a hot water waterfall! A visit to Rotorua is not complete without a cultural visit to a Maori village. We spent a few hours at Tamaki village and ...

Kia Ora!, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Kia Ora!

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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... culture so visited the Whakarewarewa Geothermal Maori Village. The Maori people were the first inhabitants of New Zealand and today 40% of the Rotorua population are Maori. There are lots of Maori words used as place names throughout New ...

Putting down a hangi - in southwest China, Rotorua, New Zealand travel blog

Putting down a hangi - in southwest China

A travel blog entry by happysheep

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I'm a Kiwi living a long way from New Zealand. I am in the process of building an outdoor pizza oven, and also hope to put down a hangi in my garden. There's a couple of good resources for making an earth oven underground, including quite a neat ...

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