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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
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... then spoke to us in Maori (obviously we had no clue what he was saying) but we were told that basically he was welcoming us and introducing us to our surroundings. Two greeting songs were performed and then we had to perform our song. We had to elect a chief who also gave a short speech thanking the Maori. Next came the awkward bit. In Maori culture the traditional way to greet someone is called a hongi. It includes shaking hands and touching noses twice with ...
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Going down on the gondola again brought the day to a close – but I still wanted another fix of random steam vents & mud pools so we detoured home via Kuirau Park, a public park where just those things happen. I had to make myself take NO MORE photos of steam & mud, but it’s so tempting....promises of an Indian takeaway lured me away finally and we got one & took it home to eat watching yet another beautiful ...
... Volcanic Highway where you can stop at a few places to see an array of geysers. It's quite a strange sight to see! We don't often see or think about the layers of the earth below the outer crust which we stand on. It almost feels as if a volcano has recently erupted, leaving an assortment of red and orange colours. NZ gave has given me lots of 'firsts' and the unusual landscape of Rotorua is ...
... the post comes from. I can now check off on my bucket list going completely naked to change into my togs (Kiwi for swimsuit) in the middle of a forest in the dead of winter. Rotorua is about an hour and a half away from where I live in Tauranga, so this was an exciting find! Because of all the geothermal activity in the area, very often you find lakes of hot water mixing with rivers of cold water. Or they are hot water rivers that further downstream are no longer ...
It was sad times having to leave our luxury pad and back on the road but it was time to move on to the next stop, rotorua! We stopped half way on our journey for an optional activity of exploring glow worm caves in waitomo, now I know the glow worms would have been awesome but the thought of going into pitch black caves that are small and heavily crowded scared the life out of me, claustrophobia strikes again! Luckily Lorraine and pay ...