Copthorne Hotel Rotorua
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... steam bubbles everywhere and is used for cooking, heating and bathing by the local people. Tours are organised through the village which still support a fair population. The local swimming pools all have several baths with a variety in water temperatures reaching over 37 degrees.
The area is very scenic and definitely worth a few days.
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... being passed several times by jet boats, but it was lovely. Nigel the skipper gave a very informative but comical narration of our trip...and then we got upto the falls. The pics and video don't do it any justice at all...the noise and the water was phenomenal. Then on the way way back we stopped near a hot spring for us to go swimming...the water wasn't all that cold and we stayed in for a good 10 minutes or so. It's lovely to be able to swim in the clear water ...
"Should I get in the hot tub? (Yeah!)
Will it make me sweat? (Yeah!)
Should I get in the hot tub? (Yeah!)
Will it make me wet? (Yeah!)
Well, well, well…."
Rotorua is probably the top tourist destination in New Zealand and we had a blast during our quick 24 hour visit to town. Started things off by taking in the Maiti Maori Experience which included a history of the original settlers of ...
... long grade 2 run, I was more comfortable with what was going on so we went back to the grade 3's (having lost and finally found Pete). After 4 hours we were completely shattered so headed back down. We planned to visit some geysers in the afternoon but were to tired so just flopped in the hostel. Later on we decided to branch out from the constant pasta ...
Today we started off with Alex's choice, a trip to The Lord of the rings and hobbit movie set tour at a farm near Matamata. It was actually really cool to see how they had just used farmland and made it into something so impressive! At the end of the tour we were taken to the set of the inn from the films and given a complimentary drink...of which we had a choice of 2 beers and a cider, ...