Peppers on the Point - Lake Rotorua
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We spend the first half of the day getting from the north to Rotorua on a small propeller plane and then on an even smaller propeller plane. It's a glorious day for flying and I am convinced I can see all the way to the Southern Alps on the South Island from the cruise at 12,000 ft on the second flight - you can certainly see Mount Taranaki stuck …
... was a little nerve-racking. Luckily we found a parking spot and walked to the hotel reception to get directions to the parking lot. It was nice to have an urban setting and a room with a balcony. There was a group of ladies next to us on a 'girl weekend'. They were having a good time out on the deck. Very politely they knocked on our door and asked if they were bothering us. Seriously, the New Zealanders over-all, are the friendliest and ...
... the statement that it will erupt again!! Yikes! The grounds had a recommended waterfall walk which had dire warnings about fitness levels & steep paths but reassured that after a vigorous 20 mins exercise we'd end up in the tearoom. My kind of walk! Better than the 6 hour walk we'd expected! After a picnic by the lake (a volcanic crater) where we fought off 2 sneaky ducks & ...
Woke up to a brief gap in the rain and a great view over Taumatatawhero Ecological area at Haggas Lookout. We took a quick drive down the hill to be at Waitomo Caves for our 9am black water rafting Labyrinth tour. Kitted out in our wetsuits and handed a rubber ring we entered the Ruakuri Cave and black water rafted (along with a little white water after yesterday's rains) through tunnels and down underground waterfalls. We finished off by silently floating with only the ...
... their enemies (bulgy eyes!)
It was cool learning about Maori culture, and it was nice to see the traditional Maori village existing quite harmoniously in the otherwise modern town. The only thing I wasn't so comfortable with was the "diving for pennies" ceremony we were encouraged to take part in on entry to the village - there's a river to cross at the entrance and apparently back in the day (before there was a bridge) ...