Emerald Spa Resort
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Nice museum at the Buried Village. We were lucky as we had a guide just for the four of us... Either lots of respect or... Slow season starting?
een gids voor ons alleen! Dat is service...
many pictures taken of hotsprings, geysers, mudpools. Good for the reader this article does not reflect the odeur and smell in town: rotten egs en …
Another blue sky day and a jet lagged Gaz made for a good start. We headed out to Wai-O-Tapu, a 'thermal wonderland'. We got our tickets and headed (with lots of others) to see the Lady Knox Geyser. Gaz, with great cynicism (and what later proved to be great accuracy) suggested that they had a button to eat the geyser off. I'm not going to spoil it …
After our village visit we went to a place called Hell's Gate (named by I think George Bernard Shaw) where we went on a walk around lots of hot geysers, bubbling mud pools ...
... scary as the water was gushing down so you couldn't hear the rest of the group, you just had to have faith that you did remember the instructions correctly and you were going the right way.
We got very cosy with the others in the group as it was a very tight squeeze down there. We scrambled on our bellies to get through some passageways so Ruari was pleased he hadn't eaten too many of the New Zealanders favourite pies! When we got to about ...
... worth the steep walk to see.
Amy and I finished the day with a couple of hours of shopping before picking up the 'forest freaks' and heading back to the motel for a feed and spa.
It was quite a relaxing day compared to some days where we've really crammed in a lot and come home exhausted!
Tomorrow we're off to the Wai-O-Tapo Thermal Wonderland which is number 2 on Tripadvisor :)
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Nice motel with very friendly staff. Big rooms, good size bathroom, lots of parking space
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