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Travel Blogs from Rotorua
... place to do their laundry than the inadequate prison facility and its geyser has been induced every day since!
Despite this - the walk round the geothermal area with bubbling mud and acid-coloured lakes and the likes was wonderfully scenic and good fun, with a range of colours of bubbling mud and waters, stained rocks and lots of chemicals.
And on to Lake Taupo, and the Tongariro Alpine crossing!
... a blind eye as long as you're not being loud or causing problems. Then we headed down to Hot Water Beach - NZ is a hotbed of geothermal activity and here hot water seeps up from underground through the sand - dig yourself a hole and you create your own little hot spring, complete with eggy odour from the sulphurous gases. Although the water that wells up is around 60C, so you need a bit of seawater too to make it bearable. Unfortunately, the beach is only accessible at low tide. ...
... the gift shop later (where we learned just how expensive manuka honey is) we tried hand creams and mud lotions. They all worked so well, but were also extremely pricey. Our sample testing worked to soothe Garyn's peeling skin from her sunburn though. This was the end of our Agrodome experience.
Later in the day today we went for a nice long walk that first took us around Lake Rotorua into Kuirau Park and back to city streets. Lake Rotorua has tons ...