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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from Rotorua
... to a cute brewery a short drive north of the city and got roped into doing trivia. I was very happy to have let Clint out of the car and into the restaurant with me. Despite what you may think, I’m not very good at trivia. Thankfully, Clint took Basic Human Knowledge 101 in school so he’s much better than I am. And get this, we won! We won! We got the Boobie prize with a lemon as a trophy. What is more confusing, the ...
... we were going. Gradually we realised the pattern and made it to the centre. This had taken 45 mins (twice the average time), so we used the escape route to get out.
We had to get back to the campsite for pickup to go to the mitai Maori village for an evening of Maori culture, heritage,customs, dances and games. It was incredibly interesting and there was a hangi dinner which was delicious. Hangi is food cooked for about 4 hours in a pit in the ...
... gets the message across quickly as to what resources they had in this land, which is a large reason why there is still such a high concentration of Maori here in this area: resources. The bus pulled into a parking lot and we waited for Ruth. Ruth was going to be our guide this evening, teaching us about Maori culture and practices. We got off the bus to take a walk to some waterfalls and she told us about some plants native to New Zealand and a few ancient uses ...
... bit isolated but according to some locals is well used by Tirau and Matamata people.
The climb back up from the river was a mission so represented a good workout for both of us.
To get to see some fresh country we returned home vis Tirau, Putoruru, Tokoroa, both surprisingly busy and sizable communities, a left turn onto 30 brought us back into ...
... out!). Then we went to the supermarket to get some more bread (I may have left it in the last hostel :( ). Then next, we visited the thermal park where we saw multiple hot pools - some were so hot that the water was literally boiling. The smell was so strong, but they were cool to see. At 7, we were picked up by a lady from the hostel, and made our way to the Tamaki Maori village. The night was just superb! We began by learning some Maori phrases in the bus down to ...