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We purchased a two tickets for a cultural experience and dinner. Entering the village you share in the Powhiri the ancient ceremony of welcome. We watched facial tattooing, weaving, carving and saw how our dinner was going to be cooked in the Hangi (earth oven). In the ancestral Meeting House we hear and saw the world famous "haka" Maori War Dance …
... Mud bubbles away noisily. Steaming fumaroles huff and puff smelly gas from deep underground. Some pools are so hot they were used for cooking. One sign said a whole pig could be cooked in 2 hours in the pond.
After walking around the thermal park we went to the spa for our soak. I had a Miri Miri massage booked too. The sulphur pool was wonderful. The massage was heavenly. And then Shane and I had our mud bath!! ...
... made our way to the Maori ceremonial house, after the official greeting of the touching of noses we entered and sat down for the show. They began with a welcoming tribal dance and song, they then had a couple of singing and dancing numbers. The Maori girls then invited the women in the crowd to take part in some sort of Pom Pom thing- Alice was the first person with her hand up. Not that entertaining to be honest, it was just spinning a ball on the end of a rope around, ...
... in the opening rituals and haka! Had a lovely buffet dinner and a few beers before the driver, who thought he was funny Kia Ora, dropped us back. Wheels on the bus. Hit Lava Lounge happy hour like a Mike Tyson swing with 6 rum and cokes, 4 pints and 4 tequilas. Emily won the wet t shirt comp and a sense of unity emerged amongst the bus as we finished off some rum upstairs then stormed the dancefloor. ...
The following morning we headed back to the bay of plenty to Pukehina where we were
given a crash course in surf-casting by Joel and Litia. Once again the ocean
seemed a bit short on fish and so offered up very little in terms of dinner. So
Pete cooked us up a lovely kumara based frittata :o)
At some point during the evening my ...
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Owners are nice and the place is great and clean. Tonight we are having a grill and a home cooked meal.
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