- Drycleaning onsite
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... We made our way to the hostel which had free wifi and a rock climbing wall - pretty cool. After some Scandal watching it was time to go to for our Maori experience evening. We were greeted by Dennis our driver and were driven out of town to the Tamaki village. En route Dennis chose 2 'chiefs' who were both from our bus and we were told that we would be watching a welcome dance where the chiefs would have to give a piece offering, Dennis was also quite insistent that we couldn't laugh ...
... village around 4 our chief Charlie, who was chosen to represent our bus 'tribe', was greeted by the village chief! We were given an informal welcome in Maori and then they sang to us, then we sang to them! As it was Charlie's birthday, happy birthday seemed fitting! It was then on to the great hall for afternoon tea which included cake and scones that had been fried, they tasted like doughnuts! We were then taken to our sleeping cabins which were phenomenal ...
... is particularly thin here and, getting towards the end of our walk by the water, we caught our first close-up glimpse of the geothermal activity for which Rotorua is renowned. First we walked past a hole in the grown, out of which sulphurous steam was billowing. Soon we came across other holes and investigated craters full of scalding hot scummy water or light brown mud on a rolling boil. Near some crevices, there were ...
... plain ahead, full of flat grassy pasture and grazing cows. until we reached Rotorua, which marks the start of the Taupo Volcanic Zone. Our first stop was Te Puia where we joined an excellent guided tour and learnt about their star attraction, the Pohutu Geyser which erupts once or twice an hour up to 30m high. Geysers have several chambers below ...
... Napier- we wanted to see the Art Deco buildings and taste some of that glorious wine from the Hawkes Bay Area. We stopped off at Hastings (which bore than a passing resemblance to the sussex's) for some well needed provisions (must look for 'Shot in the Dark-petit Syrah when back home) and booked into a small camp site on the outskirts of Napier, both glad to have finally stopped moving!
Perched on the edge of the pacific, Napier is a charming town, with ...