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... two hours wandering around and being gobsmacked with the variety.
Excellent speedway track next to it too.
We were going to go home but it was too nice a day so 3rd Place for lunch, it's on on the hill that overlooks the Ohinemutu Maori village. That's the one with the permanent thermals the locals there utilise for their cooking sometimes.
After that and a good read of their papers we ...
... influenced tattoo, that I thought I might find travelling. As per the tattooing Maori tradition, I sat with him and I told my life story or key items that I wanted to be displayed in my tattoo that represented who I am as a person. The end result is a beautiful design that I am going to get done when I return home from my trip. That evening we all grabbed mattresses to sleep in the Wharenui or central Maori meeting house together. It was a perfect end to a perfect day - a ...
... however everyday at 10:15 they add chemicals to it to start a reaction. The geyser can shoot up to 15m in the air. It was very impressive.
After the geyser we headed back to the main part of Wai O Tapu. The amazing thing is even driving there you can random bits of smoke from cracks in the earth, really amazing to see. We started the walk around Wai O Tapu, it was very smelly, but the view was ...
... and then also Whakarewarewa thermal village, which still has inhabitants. This was great value, as it included an 1.5 hour tour which was very informative.
That afternoon I went to the blue baths which have naturally hot pools which was nice to rest my legs as I'd done a fair amount of walking.
The next day I went to redwood forest which was stunningly ...
... pay tribute to their ancestors and stories.
We arrived back just as the Thunder Down Under began (a big motorboat race). They appeared to be doing many laps of the circuit. It was pretty noisy.