Hukitawa Country Retreat

Private Bag 3054, Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Rotorua

Fantastic week

A travel blog entry by kalie on Jul 20, 2014

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... physically exhausting. I've been told it was a fairly easy one too...

On the farm management side, I got to attend my first consult for a dairy operation. It was really interesting to just sit and listen to the vets and managers, and try and wrap my head around all of the new concepts.

On the small animal side, I got to see my first hip dislocation and replacement - it was really interesting to see ...

Day One Hundred & Five: Hobbit Hunting

A travel blog entry by emmahannahmilla on Apr 17, 2014

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... how food was cooked and preserved many years ago. The earth was scraped carefully away from the hangi pit (underground steam oven) to reveal baskets laden with a sumptuous, mouth watering feast, which had been cooked beneath the ground on hot stones. The three of us volunteered to partake in separate displays; Emma played a traditional stick game (and won), whilst Han and I learnt to spin cushioned balls on the end of rope. At the heart of the village, we entered ...

Lake Waikaremoana

A travel blog entry by lilianbrett on Apr 15, 2014

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... the track around the lake exterior with glimpses of the lake through the trees. I saw no one else walking which made me question if I'd veered off path somewhat, I hadn't i just must be intrepid. After the walk back down the track I continued on my drive round Lake Waikaremoana stopping along the way for a hike up to Lou's lookout which offered amazing views. Both Lakes Waikaremoana and Waikareiti were formed 18000 years ago by a landslide which acted as ...

New Zealand week one

A travel blog entry by chrisandcharlie on Apr 01, 2014

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... hobbit holes and the highlight of the trip was a beer and cider in the green dragon where we got to dress up as hobbits! We all left Hobbiton with big smiles on our faces and arrived in Rotorua, where it stinks of egg! We went for a walk at the geothermal park but didn't stay long as the smell was horrible. In the evening we went to the tamaki Maori village for a 3 hour cultural entertainment and dining experience. The evening was really interesting and ...

Riding the Luge at Rotorua

A travel blog entry by didcarl on Mar 27, 2014

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Today was the best day so far!!!!! The weather was great. Everyone was together and we all had fun! We started the day with a bus ride from Tauranga port to Rotorua. We must have gone the scenic route. Our first stop was Te Puia. We saw the geyser, boiling mud pools and other interesting things. Then was saw the wood carving school, and weaving centre where people were making traditional carvings and items for us to see. After a quick lunch, we then saw the cultural performance. ...


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