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... NZ tourism bureau. It's a device that plugs into the cigarette lighter and has provided cruising music as well as a personal travel guide alerting us to points of interest along the way. It even gives us suggestions as to best places to stay and things to do and see as we travel along. Travelling in a motorhome is a great way to meet fellow travellers from all over the world. Though Most of our encounters have been with Europeans from Norway, ...
... They have pools for everyone, ranging in temperatures. I think the hottest was 42 degrees, this was a sulphur pool therefore had an awful smell to it (rotten eggs) but it was nice if you didn't breath through your nose.. We didn't go in any order we just followed it round spending around 10/15 minutes in each.. We then got to the slides. The slide we decided on first was the one you could go down on a double dingy, we walked to the top and got in position until ...
... no wonder this place was voted number 1 in the list of "must-do's for Kiwis"). We messed about on the slides, rode the lazy river and went in every pool, sometimes several times. There were pools with sulphur and minerals with supposed skin benefits and our favourite, the "aqua therapy, adults only pool". It basically had jets around the side blowing air and the strongest jacuzzi we have ever experienced. We even had swimming fuel for lunch - ...
... the waters. By the mid 1880’s the Land Department had built baths at the site, followed by a sanatorium, where patients would bathe in the water, drink it and inhale the steam. Hanmer springs became the site for the South Island military hospital 1916 which closed in 2003. Today, Hanmer springs has 15 open-air thermal pools of varying temperatures, a fresh water lap pool with a lazy river, Aqua therapy pools, Sulphur pools (containing unfiltered thermal water), geothermal ...
After a good sleep, we woke at a reasonable hour and packed up our gear. Today we were heading back to the car, with a side trip to Lake Man bivvy. Andy and I left before the others due to me being the slowest, and headed down the track to the Lake Man turnoff. The others caught us up there. We headed off up the hill, which had a short ...
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