Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre
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... a Maori song to reply during the formal greeting ceremony (I know what you're all thinking, I was surprised they didn't ask me to do a solo too). After numerous practices it's safe to say we sounded average! When we arrived at the marae we were met by one of the family members and led to the main building where the formal ceremony took place. We had to remove our shoes and ladies had to enter first and take the seats at the back followed by the men. The male ...
... the Mona Lisa plus Hokusai’s 'Great Wave off Kanagawa’, which took 80 hours to complete.
There is also a game of Jelly Bean Roulette you can play: some beans with names guaranteed to appeal to children appear randomly in the dispensing chute, but beware – they look like regular beans but are called (and taste like) such delightful flavours as Barf, Stinky Socks, Rotten Eggs & Booger.....needless to say, we ...
Rotorua is famous for being a hub of Maori culture and for its bubbling hot springs and mud pools. It is also renowned for its smell- of sulphur. I.e. Rotten eggs...! You can escape the wafts though by heading out to see the Green and Blue lake. The blue lake is used for swimming and boating and the green lake is for eyes only as it's a sacred place to the Maori people. From Rotorua to Taupo there ...
... without having to open any door. Lovely.
The following day we visited a kiwi house (another bookme activity – love that website!). They have 4 kiwis, and I think they rotate them so that 2 are asleep and 2 are awake during certain times of the day. Kiwis are funny things – they waddle about on 2 legs, constantly searching the floor for bugs, and have fur that looks more like it should be on a cat than a bird. The kiwi is also ...
... you take a look at the pictures, there are several loops. You can even take your horses through this forest. My hiking buddy and I didn't summit, as she is a bit of a city girl, but we did traipse through the woods. I miss mountains, so this was good. Next time, I'm going to go for the elevation gain. In short, I would recommend this place, as it's also quite close to the hot river/hot pools.
My camera wasn't waterproof, but this is where the ...