Comfort Inn and Suites Coachman
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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 …
... pools over such a vast area. Even driving along main roads in this area you can see steam rising from the undergrowth and smell the sulphur.
Following this visit we started our drive back to Auckland along the coast road through Taranga. There are some lovely beaches along this coast but unfortunately we didn`t have time to visit them for long. We checked back into the same hotel for our last night in New Zealand. Tomorrow we leave for Fiji.
... il nous faut pédaler! Sans bagages, certes, mais avec des grosses côtes! Au point que nous sommes sur le point de renoncer. Mais un peu de persévérance et nous y voilà!
Nous arrivons en vue du Lac après une super descente (on appréhende le retour!). Le lac est magnifique et immense, bordé de belles forêts et de nombreuses montagnes. Un chouette d'endroit!
Nous en faisons le tour pour aller au point de départ de la rando. L'endroit étant vraiment désert, nous ...
... and it was quite tough but worth it for the views of the volcanic landscape!
We couldn’t make it to the end of the trail, the area’s had so much rain that the last part of the trail was flooded; we took a shuttle bus to the end of the park to see Lake Rotomahana, the bus then brings you back to the visitor centre. We refuelled ourselves with hot soup in the van then headed back into Rotorua.
... interesting and impressive - lots of bubbling mud, more sulphur, facemasks from the rocks and billowing steam but really needs to be seen in person to be appreciated. Back at the bus station I bumped into Karin again and another of our friends from the hostel, an English guy called Will. We tearfully saw each other off having taken photos and swapped contact details. Amazing how strong a bond one hilarious drunken night can create.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsComfort Inn and Suites Coachman Rotorua
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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