Oasis Backpackers Hostel

33A Tarewa Road, Rotorua, North Island, 3010, New Zealand | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Rotorua


A travel blog entry by tom.terryhannan


... have to try and cook Spanokopit when I get home.

Drove to Rotorua and are staying a the Ambassador Thermal Hotel. There are thermal pools everywhere. We went for a walk around the Kuirau Park Pools in the middle of town, bubbling mud pools and steaming water pools - you can really smell the sulphur here, but not terrible. Lots of Danger Thermal Area signs so that you will stay on the paths, ...

Can you guess where I've been?

A travel blog entry by cheaperthancall


... out. It's amazing to think they are all naturally occurring. There were even some muddy water ones boiling away. The final pool was massive, you could walk around it following a specific path. Sometimes I couldn't even see the other side due to the steam rising from it. We finished the day wandering round a few shops before heading out in the evening for a couple of drinks. Even got a glass of wine free from the Pig and Whistle with a voucher I ...

1st week with the kiwis... And what a week!!

A travel blog entry by elinor.hinton

... Syne' even though no one else knew what we were doing and none of us knew the words! The following day, suprisingly, everyone made it onto the bus on time, despite the hangovers, and we were off. First stop, Hobbiton! When Peter Jackson made LOTR, all the hobbit holes and other Hobbiton scenery were made as temporary constructions, largely from plastics and polystyrene. When the films were released and became such a phenomenal hit, loads of people came seeking the film locations ...

Tamaki Maori Village

A travel blog entry by catherinejill


... for some educational purposes here are some traditional Maori words: Kai Ora - hello, welcome, goodbye, have a safe journey Hangi - feast Hongi - pressing of the noses and foreheads together, a welcome gesture Waka - means of travel, bus, boat, car, etc Korotiwaka - driver or guide Ngati Tama - name of group or tribe that resides there Tumunui - name of the village or area Manuhiri - guest or visitor (you) Tangata Whenua - the people of the ...

Heading up north island

A travel blog entry by lisajoa


... on the map was a huge lake but this was amazing still clear blue water with the odd tree covered island dotted in the middle. We stopped and had some lunch here. We then carried on to rotorua which is famous for its thermal pools and traditional mauri shows. unfortunatly we couldn't afford a show and we were both shattered a combination of non ...

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This hostel, located on 33A Tarewa Road, Rotorua, is near Tamaki Maori Village, Polynesian Spa, Swoop Rotorua, and Kuirau Park.
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