Hotel On Devonport
- Drycleaning onsite
- Minbar in room
- Multilingual staff
- Room service
- Non-smoking hotel
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Today has been busy! First we went to Hunua Falls with Hols, Steve and Josh. We walked around the waterfall, fed the ducks then had a picnic.
After that we left Hols, Steve and Josh at Hunua Falls and made our way to Matamata to visit Hobbiton. We met the coach at 'The Shires Rest' which took us to the set of Hobbiton where we had a tour …
... hire a ...." "Why did I come this way?" "Stuff these b****y climbs."
Then I saw a small village ahead with a few houses and a nice big tree next to the road. I veered off, extricated myself from Nelson who went to lean against the tree and collapsed in the shade. It's hard to say how long I lay there for. My eyes were closed but I don't think I slept. Eventually I heard someone ask, "Are you OK?" I looked up to see a ...
... weapon. The final performance they did was of the haka which most people are familiar with. The haka is a war dance and each family has a different haka. It was used as a method of intimidation and so members make their eyes bulge and stick out their tongues. It was quite incredible to witness the 7 members performing it with such passion and you can imagine if 5,000 warriors are performing it in unison it would be very intimidating. We were then split into females and ...
... when it blew we'd be sprayed with water so we moved over to some seating on the rocks but couldn't sit down as the heat coming off the rocks was too much. In places steam escaped from cracks in the rocks where we were seated.
The "Prince" geyser was spurting to around 6 feet which showed that the main one would blow within 15 minutes. I went up to a lookout to get a better picture. I learnt about Rotorua and the geysers when I was in Grade 4 (9years old) and also ...
... first ever hungi meal.
Later that night...
Wow wow wow! The mitai maori village was spectacular we walked through a beautiful rain forest at night to see a traditional Maori war canoe full of Maori warriors rowing down the stream singing war chants we then went to a 'village' and watched Maori men and women perform songs and dances and talk about their culture...they have such a beautiful way about them ...