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The Wai-O-Tapu scenic reserve has the largest surface thermal activity of any hydrothermal system in the Taupo volcanic zone, covering some 18 sq km. For more information visit www.waiootapu.co.nz After lunch we went to try out the luge, unfortunately the wait time was 45mins per go, so instead we went to Rainbow springs, a 22 acre wildlife and …
A fairly long and mostly dull drive today. We did find the nice town of Cambridge with a Farmer's Market for us to wander round to stretch our legs. The heat was unprecedented in the low 30s centigrade, the motels location was a long way from the centre of the town so walking was out of the question. We decided to attend an evening event when it …
A nice pleasant trip from Waitomo to Rotorua. I really enjoyed being served at the petrol stations. I didn't know that it was still done anywhere in the world. I can't remember how long it took but it took the better part of the day. I bypassed the Agrodome on the way there. I went zorbing and got wet but at least the water was nice and warm in the …
... was a perfect example. We were given a traditional tribal greeting, then shown into a village area where about a dozen Maori demonstrated elements of their culture, including the Haka, a physical training session for warriors, games designed to improve coordination, a ball on a string that was used to improve dexterity of the wrists and basket weaving. All of these demonstrations were interactive (see the pictures of my Haka attempts) ...
... Forestry is a major industry in the a North and saw a cargo train transporting hundreds of logs. The beaches along the West coast are beautiful sandy and deserted and as we reached the start of the Coromandel area avocado and fruit orchards were in abundance. Tuesday we travelled along the mountainous coastal road which was very very windy with beautiful sea views and stopped off at Hot Water Beach. This was amazing to see, 2 hours either side off low tide hot ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBrylin Motel Rotorua
The usual motel with a slightly unusual exterior, a long way from the city centre and no bus service to take you in. The room we were allocated was very noisy as it was on the main road and by the side lane leading to the units at the rear. It also suffers from the same gentle aroma that pervades the whole town.
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