Birchwood Spa Motel
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It's close to #1 on Trip Advisor and the father of the Queensland family we met a few days ago was literally giddy as he told us about their experience at the Skyline Luge place in Rotorua. I was not really sure what we were getting ourselves in to. The basic gist is that one gets to ride down the mountain track in a weight propelled 'luge' or mini go-kart looking thing. You really can get going quickly and if you are not ...
... soft, like a lovely facial.
We had a wander around the gift shop where Darius was very taken with a carved wooden Tiki, which would blow his whole souvenir budget. He ummed and aaahed and decided he'd try to find a cheaper one elsewhere. Olivia settled on a stuffed toy lamb. And it was time to leave and head for home.
On the way back to the main road we stopped by a little bridge where we knew people came to soak in the ...
... in between the rain fall). Steam was coming from under the streets through storm water drains. Rotorua is often known as 'Sulphur city' or 'Rotovegas'. The sulphur dioxide gas created by the geothermal activity causes the town to have a distinctive smell. And the hot springs occur when water, beginning as rainfall, seeps through the earths crust and is heated by contact with hot rocks. We went in to the pool at Base, which was lovely and warm (however extremely cold ...