Kiwi International Villas

11 Tryon Street, Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Rotorua

Rotten eggs and luminescent poo

A travel blog entry by philandmups

10

... a mouthful!). It's a Maori village in the Rotorua suburbs where people live surrounded by bubbling mud pools and steaming water holes (as well as hoards of tourists) which they make use of in their everyday lives. Anyone for an early morning bath in a natural thermally heated tub? I only hope their sense of smell has diminished over the generations. It's also home to the largest geyser in New Zealand, Pohutu. This erupts 10 to 40 metres into ...

Hot springs, gloopy mud and the smell of sulphur

A travel blog entry by hulleys

11

... the bathing areas and some of the frightening gadgets which they used to treat people, including electric probes which they stuck into the bath water ! Before leaving, we watched a film about the earthquake which totally destroyed Rotorua in 1886. The film theatre was built so that all the seats vibrated at the correct moment as if an earthquake was taking place.
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Tours galore

A travel blog entry by johnnym

4

... There are three walks laid out, making one big loop if you tag the one onto the next, around 70 minutes for the lot, including stopping to go 'wow', 'ooh' or even '******* hell'. Again, that's a pretty packaged experience, but the place is stunning, from the dark carbon pools of the Devil's ink pots, through the green and orange of the artists' palette to the green/yellow of the last pool. A riot of colour, bubbling hot water and mud throughout the place. There is ...

A Big Day in Rotorua

A travel blog entry by lindaandchris

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... of people to check out the geyser, only to discover that it erupts at this time, after a talk by an interpreter, because of the soap he put in the hole in the top! Ha ha!

It's quite a funny story, though... apparently some convicts were washing their clothes in the hot water here, and the soap that they were using many years ago broke the surface tension and allowed the hot water just below the surface to break through ...

Hobbits, Sulphur, Geysers and a film set!

A travel blog entry by sarahdoug96

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... to demonstrate to the rest of the group by jumping into the river when we all duly followed. with that out of the way, we descended into the Caves and into the cold water below ground! The Black Labyrinth tour we were on was tubing through the Caves. We started off by doing a floating limbo in order to get to the start of the underground maze. We were greeted with the sight of stalagmites and stalactites throughout the tour as well as hundreds of ...

Location

This hotel, located on 11 Tryon Street, Rotorua, is near Wai-o-tapu Thermal Wonderland, Tamaki Maori Village, Polynesian Spa, and Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve.
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