Hukitawa Country Retreat

Address: Private Bag 3054, Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Private Bag 3054, Rotorua.
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Travel Blogs from Rotorua

Hangi-ng Around at Kohutapu Lodge

A travel blog entry by on Apr 11, 2015

5 photos

... create steam and hold in the heat, followed by a sheet of tarpaulin and finally a great big mound of dirt. This is then left for two and a half hours before the process is reversed. The result is a meal cooked to perfection eaten with the hands. L's winning streak continued here as she won beer for winning the quiz about our host tribe, the Ngati Manawa also known as the Eel People. This particular area of NZ is home to all 4 native eels, which due to a hydroelectric power ...

Lots of serious tourism action!

A travel blog entry by eatenbyakoala on Apr 04, 2015

3 comments, 18 photos

... allowed. We then tried our first meat pie. Still recovering. And onto the Hobbiton movie set tour. Such a touristy thing- but they were really really cool. So we were happy we went. Now we have driven to lake Taupo. It smells like sulphur, the hotel is hosting a cosplay conference (lo ve) and is a little grimy, but fine. Calvin will be working on a video coming soon. Also, lots of Chinese tourists. Seems there is a thriving Chinese middle class. Calvin: Seeing Sharks And Rays ...

Our day in Rotorua

A travel blog entry by trevandmoira on Mar 16, 2015

2 comments, 3 photos

... being on another planet, with mineral pools, bubbling mud, steam and the smell of sulphur. It has to be seen to believed. The cultural show that followed was very good and enjoyable. I've attached the video of the HAKA. Quite something. All round an excellent experience and a few hours well spent. We followed this by visiting the Government Gardens in Rotorua. This is a large area of the town with the Museum ...

Lady Knox Geyser and Maori Feast

A travel blog entry by sonia.robinson on Feb 26, 2015

2 comments, 5 photos

... at the treaty house. Finally the feast that had been cooked in a pit for hours. Meat in first then veg on top. We had an amazing spread chicken lamb veg fish and followed by pav and cream and steamed pud. Singing all the way home with a fun driver who had taught us all the correct Maori greetings and joined in the Huka . He insisted each country represented on the bus sang a traditional song. Usually we cringe ...


A travel blog entry by joshandjenn on Feb 06, 2015

2 photos

... for next time. 7th February - Went for a nice walk around the redwood forest this morning. The trees are huge and very impressive. It was a really nice day and it was nice to escape the smell of egg. After lunch we set off for Taupo with Jenn having her first drive. We didn't set the new Sat Nav up correctly because we turned onto a 7 mile gravel road straight ...