Grand Mercure Puka Park Resort
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Leaving Hamilton behind us, we left promptly as we had an appointment at Hobbiton, (really Matamata). We had booked to go to the location of where The Lord of the Rings and latterly The Hobbit (Parts 1,2 and 3!) had been filmed. It was on the way to Rotorua anyway, where I would be staying for the evening. Guy had been some 8 years before, but then …
What an amazing day we've had on the east coast of the Coromandel peninsula. It started quite bizarrely with us going down to Hot Water Beach with a spade provided by our motel owner. When we got there we joined in with about a hundred other folk all digging in the sand to create holes with sand walls around. These then promptly filled with hot water heated naturally from below ground. It was all quite hilarious. Everyone chatted with one another, all like big kids playing ...
The weather? Same as yesterday, bright sunshine, cool breeze. The usual thing.
The other day we had booked a tee-time for today at the local golfcourse and were eager to see who would win this time. Albert won by one hole, Leontine couldn't play with the rather oldfashioned lady’s hired clubs and her putting needs some attention ...
Wow, a drizzle! We haven't seen that for a long while.
But the windshield-wipers do their job and off we are
for the drive to Pauanui. Following Highway # 5 out of Rotorua towards Tauranga
( a much more important city than we expected) took us through some real jungle:
very dense indigenous forest with extensive stands of tree-ferns and other
vegetation unknown to us. A few more vents with strong sulphurous odours, and
then gradually the ...
... go and relax and sit on your DICK". It took me a moment to realise that she was not referring to ken or to his appendage but to the DECK of our room. We had a very enjoyable evening on our dick watching the sunset.
I keep,hearing various reports of the atrocious weather at home, hope you are all surviving it ok. As well as getting my feet scalded today we both got a bit sunburnt - sorry!
love to you all.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Mercure Puka Park Resort Pauanui
The Resort is really superb...we expected a tree house and got luxury. Lovely staff who make you feel so welcome food superb we can't find fault ...... go there.........!!!!!
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