Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre
Travel Blogs from Rotorua
Another beautiful day and 45 minutes we're in Rotorua. Had'nt intended coming back here to "Rot Vegas" as we spent a few days here in 2010 doing the usual tourist things, but a great deal at a really nice hotel was too persuasive.
As the weather was so good could'nt resist the Gondola Skyline up Mt Ngongotaha which overlooks Lake …
After some long showers and a few couples of warm tomato soup in Waitomo, we got back on the road to get up to Roturua. The Maori culture is much more prevalent here on the north island, especially here in Roturua. We spent our first full day here at the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. It consisted of a 4 km walk through sulfur lakes, lava flows, and …
... engineers in charge of demolishing the Grand Chancellor hotel in central Christchurch. Amazing footage of the twisted rebars inside the collapsed columns of the hotel. Just incredible!
After that our brains had melted. We needed to eat and get outside into the sunshine. Over lunch we worked out a plan of attack over the next couple of days. We booked the Te Po combo at Te Puia - a cultural ...
... which is really an exciting time for me. We found out yesterday that Shaun White will be competing in the winter games... Although I'm not particularly a fan, it's great marketing for Cardrona. It will be interesting to see who the Winter Games draws in, I honestly can't wait to see how it all unfolds! I've been really dreading the day I have to leave, especially because it's in the midst of all of the big events. I keep trying to come up with ways to ...
... the Base hostels but the whole Kiwi bus was staying there and we didn’t want to spilt up from the group. On the plus side there was a heated outdoor swimming pool. By this point we had nearly been introduced to everyone traveling on the bus which was great. We spent the afternoon soaking up the sun by the pool, actually sun bathing. Never thought I’d be sunbathing New Zealand this time of year.
A small group of us took a walk ...
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