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... Initially, we moved in with my dad's parents in Anchorage and my sister and I lived in my Papa's office on a bed slightly larger than a twin and shared an even smaller closet. I had to move my instruments into the garage and it was in there that I began to pull my heart apart and start to look at it from a new angle. My fingers would get so cold sometimes playing the steel strings in the partially heated garage, but it was ...
As soon as we arrived in Rotorua we noticed the strong smell of rotten eggs. It was actually caused by the sulphur from geothermal areas, not Nicky as I'd first suspected! You could get a whiff of it almost everywhere in town. We parked up to get a map of the area. The parking signs and meters were pretty confusing so we asked a local, who was passing by, for advice. She turned out to be a bit mental. She took about ten minutes trying to explain them, then suggested we ...
... an eruption/earthquake shattered the village with the loss of 120 lives. The Smith family bought the site from the Christian missionary's who owned it and have been excavating and exhibiting the site ever since.
However at this time of the year with no touists I think they are all sunning themselves in either Nth Queensland, Bali or similar, 'cause there wern't anyone there to open the cafe and serve us lunch!!
So, Lona decided we should go ...
... world and was a great way to spend a drizzly few hours. Our time here happened to coincide with a night food market, sweet as. Pretty much all the food options were less than $10 and there were free samples! There was a singer playing a guitar, singing mainly Jack Johnson, and we bumped into our fellow Strays so it was a good spot to spend a few hours eating, swapping travelling stories and mainly going back for more free samples. Our afternoon has ...
... we unpacked and ventured to the city centre for a look around. The smell is quite overpowering but you do get used to it quickly :). Scattered throughout the city centre are huge beautiful wooden carvings, that have escaped vandalism, that haven't
We visited the Rotorua Lake which is enormous - there were planes parked on the water :). We soon discovered it was time for dinner. We ...
Other places to stay in Rotorua
1000 Eruera Street, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $89
- Old and crappy
- Lovely location
- Hotel 2
1270 Hinemaru Street, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $82
- Excellent location
- Ok hotel -- don't expect any frills
- Very Average
10 Tryon Street, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $81
- Good value
- Nice place....
Lake End Tutanekai Street, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $105
- Great deal
- Just as expected
- Good Value Stay In Central Rotorua
272 Fenton Street, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $92
- Rydges Rotorua
- Don't Bother!
Lake End Rangiuru Street, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $65
- ibis - rotorua
390 Fenton Street, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $96
Fenton St , Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $65
Cnr Fenton & Victoria Sts, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $79
424 Fenton Street, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $50
349 Fenton Street, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $113
- Very nice for a short stay
- A resort passed its prime.
366 State Highway 33, Mourea, Rotorua | 3 star hotelfrom $101
1278 Haupapa Street, Rotorua | 5 star hotelfrom $36
- Friendly, Clean and Welcom…
- Great place for a night or…
- YHA Rotorua
1057 Arawa St, Rotorua | 5 star hotelfrom $105
- Mysigt hotell i gammaldags…
1420 Hamurana Road, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $152
21 Lake Road, Rotorua | Hotelfrom $66
273 Fenton Street, Rotorua | 1 star hotelfrom $27
214 Kawaha Point Road, Rotorua | 5 star hotelfrom $374
State Highway 30, Rd 4, Rotorua | Hotelfrom $79
326 Fenton Street, Rotorua | 5 star hotelfrom $121
- Nice place, nice people
286 Fenton Street, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $118
- Nice motel - tof hotel
19 Malfroy Road, Rotorua | Hotelfrom $74
345 Fenton Street, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $107
131 Lake Road, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $65
335 Fenton Street, Rotorua | 4 star hotelfrom $83
- Great Place to Stay